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Kaplan-Bruer Lecture: “How Biblical Poetry Works” with Jacqueline Vayntrub, Yale University 

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Film Screening & Panel: The Value of Immigration

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Film Screening: Docunight #60 [Durham]: Finding Farideh

POSTPONED Lecture: “The Instrumental Traditions of North India” with George Ruckert

UNC Study Abroad Fair

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Lecture: “Method and/or Madness: How to ‘do’ ‘Jewish Art History’” with Marc Epstein

Discussion: Ashura

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Lecture: “How We Win, Defeating Extremism” with Farah Pandith

Public Book Talk: Elisha Waldman

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Cultural Event: Urdu Majlis

Persian Art Center in Carolina: The Life and Poetry of Wise Sanai with Maryam Tabibzadeh

Discussion: “Sepphoris: Past, Present and Future”

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Seminar: “Macro Policy for Fragile States: What Really Works?” with Ralph Chami, Institute for Capacity Development

Refugees Insights into Understanding the Global Refugee Crisis: A Conversation with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi

Conference: TISS Twentieth Anniversary New Faces Conference

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Conversation: Mumu Fresh

Conference: TISS Twentieth Anniversary New Faces Conference

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Cultural Event: MSA Fall Banquet

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Discussion: “Start Up Nation: Cybersecurity and Israel’s strategic partnership with the United States” with Samantha Ravich, Chair of the Center on Cyber and Technology Innovation at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Human Rights @ Duke Annual Lecture: “Human Rights, Faith, and the Border” with Imam Omar Suleiman

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Humanities in Class Webinar: “Understanding the Modern Middle East” with Akram Khater (North Carolina State University)

Poetry Reading by Jess Rizkallah

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

K-12 Educator Open House featuring “She Who Tells a Story”

Lecture: “From Salsa to Jalsa: Race, Music and the Global Andalus” with Professor Hisham Aidi (Columbia University)

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Discussion: “The Back Channel: Reflections on a Career in Diplomacy” with Ambassador Bill Burns

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

Exhibition: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

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