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MENA Videos Posted!

Our video section of the website is now online! Watch MENA core faculty members discuss common myths about the Middle East, or see Professor Ali Behdad deliver a lecture on the history of Iranian photography. More videos will be forthcoming.

Middle East and North African Studies Librarian - Job Search

Northwestern University Library seeks a dynamic, creative, and innovative individual to provide subject expertise and scholarship for the interdisciplinary fields of the Middle East and North Africa and vastly expand our visibility and offerings in these areas. Northwestern supports undergraduate and graduate level research and teaching on the Middle East and Africa through the Program of African Studies and the Middle East and North African Studies (MENA) Program.

Join Elizabeth Hurd for a discussion of her most recent book, Beyond Religious Freedom, which argues that international attempts to foster religious freedom, interfaith dialogue, religious tolerance, and protections for religious minorities actually create the very social tensions and divisions they are meant to overcome.
During the late 1930's and 1940's, Zionism was not the only ideological-national movement active among Jews in Palestine. The Canaanite movement, essentially ideological and artistic, in fact rejected Jewish nationalism and called for a large nation including those who are native to the Fertile Crescent. Who were the Canaanites? What was their political position vis-à-vis Zionism? What were their artistic demands, and specifically their demands from literature?