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Archived Events: 2014-2015

Spring 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm, Granoff Music Center | room M115 | 1st floor
Borrowed Identity
An adaptation of his novel Dancing Arabs
The Hebrew and Arabic Programs (Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures) at Tufts invite you to attend a talk by award winning Palestinian-Israeli author, Sayed Kashua. The author will be discussing his upcoming film. The film depicts a Palestinian boy who is admitted into a prestigious Israeli boarding school in Jerusalem, and the challenges he faces as he navigates
through two worlds in conflict. Refreshments will be served.
The event is co-sponsored by A&S Diversity Fund, Department of German, Russian and Asian Languages and Literatures, Charles Smith Endowment Fund, International Relations Program, Judaic Studies Program, Middle Eastern Studies Program, Department of Political Science, Department of Religion, Toupin-Bolwell Fund
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Thursday, April 2, 6.30pm, The Rabb Room, Lincoln Filene Hall, 10 Upper Campus Road, Tufts University
Contested Normality: Palestinian Citizens under the Israeli Land Regime
The test case of the Palestinian Bedouins in the Naqab
A lecture by Suhad Bishara, Director of the Land and Planning Rights Unit of Adalah, the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel.
Co-sponsors: Anthropology; International Relations; Race, Colonialism, &Diaspora;
Middle East Studies & the Toupin Bolwell Fund
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Friday, January 30, 2015 at 8 pm, Distler Performance Hall, Granoff
The Noor Ensemble in Al-Mawlid al-Nabawi
A program of sacred songs (madīḥ) from Morocco, Syria, and beyond in a concert to commemorate al-mawlid al-nabawī—the anniversary of the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Music Center, Tufts University, 20 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA
Free; no tickets required
This concert has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.
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Fall 2014

November 20, 2014
Panel event on Contemporary Algeria and Tunisia
- Robert Parks (Director, Centre d'Études Maghrébines en Algérie, CEMA, Oran): Algeria and the Arab Spring
- Laryssa Chomiak (Director, Centre dÉtudes Maghrébines en Tunisie, CEMAT, Tunis): Tunisia's revolution: achievements to date and the challenges it faces
- Hugh Roberts (History Department, Tufts University), Moderator
Barnum 104 | 6pm-9pm
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November 19, 2014
"Scientific Imperialism, British India and the Origins of the Moroccan Protectorate"
Edmund Burke III (University of California Santa Cruz)
Barnum 104 | 6pm-8pm
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Edmund Burke III is Research Professor of History at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he directed the Center for World History. He is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on Middle East and North African history, orientalism, environmental history and world history. They include The Ethnographic State: France and the Invention of Moroccan Islam (California, 2014); World History: The Big Eras (with David G. Christian and Ross E. Dunn (Los Angeles, 2011); The Environment and World History (with Kenneth Pomeranz) (California, 2009) and Genealogies of Orientalism: History, Theory, Politics (with David Prochaska) (Nebraska, 2008). He is currently at work on a book on the origins of Mediterranean modernity in eco-historical perspective.

October 16, 2014
The Ghosts of the Colonial Past and the Crisis of Post-Qadhafi Libya
Professor Ali Abdullatif Ahmida (University of New England)
Barnum 104 | 6pm-8pm
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Ali Abdullatif Ahmida was born and grew up in Libya. He came to the United States for graduate study and stayed, and is now Chair of the Department of Political Science at the University of New England. He is the author of The Making of Modern Libya: State Formation, Colonization and Resistance, 1830-1932 (1994) and Forgotten Voices: Power and Agency in Colonial Postcolonial Libya (2005) and edited the volume Beyond Colonialism and Nationalism in the Maghrib: History, Culture and Politics (2000).

September 22, 2014
Palestinian Faculty Perspectives on Gaza
(Co-sponsored with the Tufts Arabic Program)
Speakers: Professors Amahl Bishara, Sa'ed Atshan and Souad Zendah
Cabot 304 | 7:30pm-9:30pm
Refreshments will be served.