Middle East Studies

Spring 2018 Event Listing

December 6, 2017

LUNCHEON SEMINARS

Shamiran Mako, visiting assistant professor in Middle East Studies; Director of Undergraduate Studies, Middle East Studies
“Institutions, Exclusion, and Communal Conflict in Iraq”
Wednesday January 31, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

Guy Ben-Porat, visiting associate professor of International and Public Affairs, Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs
“Police, Violence and Legitimacy: From Baltimore to Tel-Aviv”
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

Alex Winder, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Palestinian Studies
“Race, Religion, Empire, and the Palestine Police: In Pursuit of "A Suitable Proportion of 'Neutrals'”
Wednesday March 21, 2018, 12:00-1:00 p.m., McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute

LECTURES

Rochelle Davis, associate professor, Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service; Director, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
"Iraqis Displaced by ISIS: A Mixed Methods Study of Displacement and Durable Solutions"
Wednesday February 14, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Marwa Shalaby, Fellow for the Middle East and Director, Women's Rights in the Middle East Program, Rice University.
“Female Political Representation under Authoritarianism.”
Wednesday February 21, 2018, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute

Peter Green Lecture on the Modern Middle East
Khaled Fahmy, Sultan Qaboos bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge; AMES Director of Studies, King's College, Cambridge
"Open up a Few Corpses: Dissection, Shari'a and Justice in Modern Egypt."
Tuesday April 17, 2018, 12:00-2:00 p.m., the Brown Faculty Club

Lecture + Book Talk
Faiz Ahmed, assistant professor of History, Brown University
“Afghanistan Rising: Islamic Law and Statecraft between the Ottoman and British Empires”
Thursday, April 24, 2018, 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Joukowsky Forum
Cosponsored by the History Department 

FILMS 

‘Cairo Station’ (Bab el hadid): An Appreciation, Sixty Years On’ (1958, Egypt)
Directed by Youssef Chahine, 97 minutes
Organized by Vangelis Calotychos, visiting associate professor of Comparative Literature
Third film in the series “Confined Spaces, Political Choices in New Films from the Middle East”
Comments by Emily Drumsta, assistant professor of Comparative Literature.
Tuesday January 30, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
In collaboration with Brown University Film Forum (BUFF)

Amerika Square (2016, Greece)
Directed by Yannis Sakaridis, 86 minutes
Organized by Vangelis Calotychos, visiting associate professor of Comparative Literature
Final film in the series “Confined Spaces, Political Choices in New Films from the Middle East”       
Tuesday March 6, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
In collaboration with Brown University Film Forum (BUFF)

Abluka (Frenzy) (2015, Turkey)
Directed by Emin Alper, 119 minutes
Organized by Pelin Kadercan, visiting scholar in MES
Tuesday April 10, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
In collaboration with Brown University Film Forum (BUFF)

WORKSHOPS

NEW DIRECTIONS IN PALESTINIAN STUDIES WORKSHOP 2018
March 9-10, 2018, McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute
Organized by Beshara Doumani, Director of Middle East Studies, and Alex Winder Postdoctoral Research Associate in Palestinian Studies
“The Shadow Years: Material Histories of Everyday life”

ISLAM AND THE HUMANITIES WORKSHOP 2018
April 20-21, 2018, Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
Organized by Shahzad Bashir, Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities
“Assessing the Islamic Past: Historical and Philosophical Interventions”

OTHER

Arabic Language Program Lecture
Friday March 23, 2018, TBA

Spring Year End Reception
Thursday May 3, 2018, 6:00-8:00p.m. Maddock Alumni Center

STUDENT EVENTS

Undergrad Paper Series Wednesday
Wednesday February 28, 2018, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

DUG Ice Cream Social and Concentration Declaration Day

Wednesday March 7, 2018 6:00-8:00 p.m.              

Senior Paper Presentation Day
Thursday May 3, 2018, 9:00-2:30 p.m.      

Commencement Diploma Ceremony
Sunday May 27, 2018 2:15-3:45 p.m. + Reception 3:45-5:15 p.m.