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Jan
2
2018

MENA Monday: Karen Rignall

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Karen Rignall is Assistant Professor of Community and Leadership Development in the College of Agriculture, Food and the Environment at...

Nov
27
2017

MENA Graduate Student Colloquium

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Presentations by MENA graduate students Keegan Terek (Anthropology), Matthew Bent (Theatre), and Safa Al-Saeedi (Political Science). Open to Northwestern graduate students...

Oct
10
2017

A Celebration of Hafez’s Birthday

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join Northwestern Persian language students for a celebration of the 14th-century Persian lyric poet on his birthday! Just as Iranians celebrate Hafez's birthday with...

May
18
2017

Moroccan Exceptionalism: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

A daylong symposium co-hosted by the Center for Global Culture and Communication (CGCC) and the Middle East and North African Studies Program (MENA)...

Apr
6
2017

Israel and the Middle East: Changing Equations

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Studies

During the 20th century, Israel's military and strategic posture was designed to cope with the existential threats posed by its...

Jan
23
2017

MENA Monday: "Cute Cairo" — A Talk by Adam Talib

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Few visitors to Cairo would characterize the city as cute. They might call it majestic, overcrowded, dirty, or thrilling, but...

Nov
28
2016

No MENA Monday Today

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

No MENA Monday today.

Nov
14
2016

No MENA Monday Today

All day, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

No MENA Monday today.

Nov
7
2016

Ayad Akhtar and Kimberly Senior in conversation

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Arts Circle

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar in conversation with Jeff-award winning director Kimberly Senior.  Akhtar's new play JUNK: The Golden Age...

Oct
7
2016

The Penultimate Voyage: Dante, Sindbad, Ulysses

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

A lecture by Abdelfattah Kilito. Free and open to everyone. Reception to follow. ABDELFATTAH KILITO is a world-renowned writer, critic, translator...

Oct
4
2016

Breakfast and discussion with Abdelfattah Kilito

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Department of French and Italian

SPACE IS LIMITED for this informal discussion. Please RSVP to french-italian@northwestern.edu to receive a copy of Mr. Kilito's book.   ABDELFATTAH KILITO...

Sep
26
2016

"Understanding the Real Threat of ISIS"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Co-sponsored by Medill and MENA (Middle East and North African Studies Program)The key drivers of discontent in the Arab world...

May
10
2016

CCHS Lecture on Islam by Michael COOK

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

Michael COOK (Princeton University) "Was the Rise of Islam a Black Swan Event?" Tuesday, May 10  

May
9
2016

MENA Monday. Sami Hermez: On the Loss of Humanity

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

On the Loss of Humanity: The Case of Former Militia Fighters in Lebanon Through ethnographic encounters with former militia fighters in...

May
5
2016

Staged Reading: The Match. Director in Attendance

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join a staged reading of Driss Ksikes’ play The Match, a contemporary re-writing of the Oedipus complex about solitude, revolution...

Apr
26
2016

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947Bruce HoffmanDirector of the Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University Bruce Hoffman is a tenured...

Mar
21
2016

MENA Monday Night. Islamophobia 101

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join NU Associate Chaplain and Director of Interfaith Engagement Tahera Ahmad at the Evanston Public Library for a discussion of...

Mar
7
2016

MENA Mondays. Graduate Colloquium: James M. Proszek

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Over the past two millennia, dominant Western narratives of the Persian Wars have established a problematic East-West binary in which...

Jan
25
2016

MENA Monday. Ozge Samanci: Dare to Disappoint

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey is a graphic memoir published by Farrar Straus Giroux in 2015. The author...

Jan
18
2016

No MENA Monday Today (MLK Day)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Due to the holiday, no MENA Monday will be held today.

Jan
11
2016

No MENA Monday Today

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Due to an otherwise packed winter schedule, no MENA Monday will be held today.

Nov
30
2015

MENA Monday. Graduate Colloquium. Taymaz Pour Mohammad

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Title: The Transparent Eyeball Materialized: Emerson Reads Persian Poetry Description: Early in his 1858 essay entitled "Persian Poetry," Ralph Waldo Emerson...

Oct
26
2015

MENA Mondays. Halaqa Series (Language and Culture)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Arabic Children’s Television Children’s television offers students of all levels unique insight into Arabic language and culture. Join MENA Language Coordinator...

Oct
5
2015

MENA Mondays. Faculty Presentation. Carl Petry

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Gendered Nuances in Historiographical Discourses of Medieval Egypt and Syria This lecture will feature a discussion of semantic inference in biographical...

Jun
8
2015

MENA Monday: MENA Graduate Colloqium

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Speaker: Arif Çamoğlu, English Department  Respondent: Taymaz Pour Mohammad, English Department   Title: Bandits and All: The Construction of Turkishness as an Absolute Political...

Jun
1
2015

MENA Monday: New Directions in MENA Series

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Speaker: Dr. Talinn Grigor, Brandeis UniversityAssociate Professor of Art History Title: “Iranian or Not?” That Might Not Be the Question Three...

May
4
2015

MENA Monday: Halaqa Series (language and culture)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

"Learn Turkish and Persian in One Hour!"  Join us for an interactive Halaqa-MENA's Turkish Instructor Oya Topcuoglu and Persian Instructor Austin...

Apr
13
2015

Monday Night MENA

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Title: "Four Myths About The Middle East" Description: Monday, April 13, 6 pm, Community Meeting Room, Main Library Four members of Northwestern...

Apr
13
2015

MENA Monday: Brown Bag Buzz

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

MENA Graduate Student Group  Topic To Be Announced Please bring your own lunch

Mar
30
2015

MENA Monday: Dr. Meltem Gürle, Boğaziçi University

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Event co-sponsored by Keyman Modern Turkish Studies, The Buffett Institute for Global Studies and The Program in Comparative Literary Studies Title: "Where...

Mar
9
2015

No MENA Monday March 9th

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

No MENA Monday this week

Mar
2
2015

MENA Monday: New Directions in MENA Series

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Event co-sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies Title: "Writing a History of Sectarianism" Speaker: Dr. Ussama Makdisi, Rice University, Professor of...

Feb
2
2015

MENA Monday: Halaqa Series (language and culture)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Presenters: Prof. Ragy Mikhaeel & Prof. Uri Horesh, MENA Arabic Lecturers  Join us for a celebration of Arab cinema. Arabic lecturers Ragy...

Jan
26
2015

MENA Monday: MENA Graduate Colloqium

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Speaker: Matthew Brauer Respondent: Hasheem Hakeem, Dept of French and Italian  Title: "The Imperial Future of Ruins: French travelers in Morocco before...

Oct
13
2014

MENA Mondays Series. Porochista Khakpour

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

"Last Illusions: Porochista Khakpour on Writing, Myth, and the Refashioning of History"Iranian-American novelist, essayist, journalist, and professor Porochista Khakpour discusses...

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