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Exhibit: Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey

November 1, 2017 | 8:00 am - March 12, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Perkins Library, Duke University
Durham, NC United States

“Yasak/Banned: Political Cartoons from Late Ottoman and Republican Turkey” details the extensive collections held by Duke University Library. The Library’s Turkish satirical journals and cartoons span from the late 19th century to the present. The exhibition highlights three themes: Historical … Continued

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11:45 am

“50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures” | Human Rights on Camera in the Palestinian West Bank, Helen Yanovsky

November 9, 2017 | 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
Old Chem, Duke University NC United States

Forum for Scholars and Publics, Duke's West Campus Quad In 2007, the Israeli NGO B’Tselem (The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories) launched its camera project, distributing video cameras and providing camera training to Palestinians living … Continued

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Rights!Camera!Action! Film Screening: The Boy from H2

November 9, 2017 | 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Old Chem, Duke University NC United States

  The Boy from H2 follows 12-year-old Muhammad Burqan, who lives in Area H2 of Hebron, a section of the city under full Israeli control. Israel imposes severe restrictions on the movement - by pedestrians and by car - of some 43,000 … Continued

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4:30 pm

International Conference: TRANSNATIONAL TERRORISM TODAY: How do the Transatlantic Allies deal with Terrorism?

November 9, 2017 | 4:30 pm - November 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm
UNC-Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC United States

  Transnational terrorism has become one of the major global threats of the 21st century. The countries of North America and the member states of the European Union feel particularly vulnerable and exposed. Attempts to agree on a sober transatlantic … Continued

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6:30 pm

Cultural Event: “1001 Nights”

November 9, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Great Hall, Student Union, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States

This annual event will give UNC students the opportunity to immerse themselves within Middle Eastern culture, music, poetry, and food. The event will feature an array of student dance and musical performances as well as cultural booths with cultural tokens, … Continued

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7:00 pm

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad

November 9, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Richard White Auditorium, Duke University NC United States

(Sabine Krayenbühl, Zeva Oelbaum, 2016, 95 mins, UK/USA/France, in English & Arabic w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)  Letters from Baghdad is the story of a true original—Gertrude Bell—sometimes called the “female” Lawrence of Arabia. Voiced and executive produced by Academy award winning … Continued

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