Middle East Studies

MES DUG Panel on Activism in the Middle East

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Friday, February 21, 2020

12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Leung Conference Room (110), 280 Brook St. 

Snacks provided

Join the MES DUG for a panel discussion on student activism, with a regional focus on the Middle East but including perspectives on involvement at Brown and abroad. Kabob & Curry will be provided for attendees. 

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Zahra AsgharZahra Asghar '20 is a Middle East studies and behavioural decision sciences concentrator and a coordinator for the Brown Refugee Youth Tutoring (BRYTE). She has previously worked with the UAE Red Crescent, the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Human Development (Johud) and the Providence Refugee Dream Center.

Ben BienstockBen Bienstock '20 is a history concentrator who is an organizer with Brown Jewish Voices for Peace and Brown Students for Justice in Palestine. He is also the senior editor at the College Hill Independent.

Anchita DasguptaAnchita Dasgupta ‘21 is a Middle East studies and history concentrator passionate about human rights advocacy in the Middle East and South Asia. She is an organizer for the Brown University chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Students Organise for Syria, and the founder of the Brown Kashmir Solidarity Movement.