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Dissident Subjects: A Conference in Honor of Professor miriam cooke

April 6, 2017 | 5:00 pm - April 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm


Dissident Subjects: A Conference in Honor of Professor miriam cooke
April 6–8, 2017
Duke University

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies is honored to announce an international conference to honor Professor miriam cooke’s multifaceted career on the occasion of her retirement. Dr. cooke’s colleagues and friends will gather to address issues of relevance to miriam’s artistic and scholarly interests including the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Mediterranean cities, Islamic feminism, gender and conflict, and literature. Each of the conference panels will be arranged around one of these themes.


This event is sponsored by the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the Deans, Franklin Humanities Institute Humanities Futures, Duke University Middle East Studies Center & the Duke Islamic Studies Center.





Thursday, April 6 • John Hope Franklin Center Gallery  

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm • Reception for Creative Memory:
The Creative Memory of the Syrian Revolution


Friday, April 7 • Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room,
Rubenstein Library Room 153


9:00 am • Introductory Remarks by Hae-Young Kim (Duke), Erdağ Göknar (Duke)
& Bruce Lawrence (Emeritus, Duke) 

9:45 am • Panel  1:  Women Claim Islam, facilitated by Ellen McLarney (Duke)

Evelyne Accad (Lebanese American University) • Hina  Azam (UT-Austin)  • Judith Tucker (Georgetown) • Margot Badran (Wilson Center) • Banu Gökarıksel (UNC)  


11:45 am • Panel 2: Mediterranean  Passages, facilitated by Charles Wilkins (Wake Forest)

Susan  Slyomovics (UCLA) • Roberto  Dainotto (Duke) • Erdağ Göknar (Duke)   


2:30 pm • Afternoon Introductory Remarks by Charles Kurzman (UNC),
Shai Ginsburg (Duke) & Mbaye Lo (Duke)  


3:00 pm • Panel  3: Dissident Arts,  facilitated by Nancy Armstrong (Duke)

Muhsin al-Musawi (Columbia) • Fırat  Oruç (Georgetown-Qatar) • Farzaneh  Milani (UVA)
Negar Mottahedeh (Duke) • Ranjana Khanna (Duke)


Saturday, April 8  • John Hope Franklin Center Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240


10:00 am • Panel  4: Palestine-Israel  

Eric Zakim (University of Maryland) • Nadia Yaqub (UNC) • Rebecca Stein (Duke)  


11:45 am • Lunchtime  Roundtable Discussion with Suad Joseph (UC Davis), Zeina Halabi (UNC), Carl Ernst (UNC), Leo Ching (Duke), Ellen McLarney (Duke) & Nancy Armstrong (Duke)

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April 6, 2017 | 5:00 pm
April 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm
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