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December 2018

Film Screening: Docunight #52 [Durham]: “Death and the Judge”

December 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
John Hope Franklin Center Durham, NC United States + Google Map

  Death and the Judge Director: Hassan Khademi 2018 / 53 min Persian with English Subtitles With more than 4,000 death sentences passed down in 45 years, Judge Azizmohammadi not only holds the record for the number of death sentences issued in Iran, but also the entire world. "Death and the Judge" is a powerful documentary about Iran's most infamous and feared criminal judge. It offers an intimate but chilling portrait into the professional and private life of Judge Azizmohammadi.  …

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March 2019

Performance: Brother Ali – Building Bridges: Muslims in America

March 7, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave
Durham, NC United States
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  From his complicated backstory to his compelling rhymes, Brother Ali is a rapper without a rival. Albino and legally blind, he struggled to find peers in the midwestern states where he spent his youth. But in a pivotal moment at age eight, he found rap, which gave him an outlet and, through the references his favorite rappers made, led him to Islam. For twenty years, he has funneled these elements of his distinctive identity into increasingly profound verses, pairing…

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Dinner and Reception with Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of American University of Beirut

March 17, 2019

The Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut-NC Chapter, and the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies cordially invite you to attend an event with Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut. Please mark your calendars and note that an RSVP is required. More details and a link to RSVP will be available in early-mid January. For more information, please visit https://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/.   Sunday, March 17, 2019 Time, location and ticket price TBA.

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Lecture: “Future of Higher education in the Middle East” by Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of American University of Beirut

March 18, 2019

The Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut-NC Chapter, and the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies cordially invite you to attend an event with Dr. Fadlo Khuri, President of the American University of Beirut. Please mark your calendars and note that an RSVP is required. More details and a link to RSVP will be available in early-mid January. For more information, please visit https://lebanesestudies.ncsu.edu/.   Monday, March 18, 2019 Time and location TBA.

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World View K-12 Global Migration Seminar

March 20, 2019 - March 21, 2019
William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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More details coming soon! Register at https://worldview.unc.edu/programs/2019-migration-seminar/. Friday Conference Center UNC-Chapel Hill

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April 2019

Performance: Habibi – Building Bridges: Muslims in America

April 4, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Downtown Durham Durham, United States + Google Map

  Garage rock delivered in Farsi? That’s what Brooklyn band Habibi plays on Cardamom Garden, its delightful 2018 album. At the start of its finale, singer Rahill Jamalifard launches into a pepped-up rendition of “Green Fuz,” a garage-rock classic, with a bold proclamation rendered in Farsi: “Here we come, and we’re coming fast.” It’s a fitting declaration for a group committed to such surprising unions of cultures and styles. An unlikely juxtaposition of infectious surf pop and riff-heavy punk, imbued…

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