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Tournées Film Festival

Public Lecture: “International Law for the Weak State: The Ottoman Empire”

Understanding Islam and Muslims: A Panel Discussion for Graduate and Professional Students

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Tournées Film Festival

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Tournées Film Festival

Wednesdays at the Center: “The War Against Rape as a Weapon of War” with miriam cooke

Turkey Today Spring Lecture Series: “Feeling” the State: Alternative States and Territories of the Turkish-Muslim Diaspora in Germany with Devran Öcal

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Tournées Film Festival

Banning Burqas: A View from Postsecular Comparative Law – Ralf Michaels, Arthur Larson Professor of Law at Duke Law School

A Musical Evening with Samy Youssef

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Tournées Film Festival

Shadows of Devotion MFA|EDA Thesis Exhibition, Salima Al-Ismaili

An evening of Arabic Music with Samy Youssef

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Tournées Film Festival

Duke-UNC Islamic & Middle East Studies Graduate Student Conference: “Affect in Dissent: Past and Present”

Jewish Food in the Global South

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Tournées Film Festival

Duke-UNC Islamic & Middle East Studies Graduate Student Conference: “Affect in Dissent: Past and Present”

Jewish Food in the Global South

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Tournées Film Festival

CANCELLED: Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat: “The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict and the New US Administration”

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Tournées Film Festival

CANCELLED: Panel Discussion: “Palestine and US Relations” with Palestinian Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat and Duke Professors David Schanzer and miriam cooke

Egypt and the Contradictions of Liberalism: Illiberal Intelligentsia and the Future of Egyptian Democracy

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Tournées Film Festival

Redefining Leadership with Dr. Alaa Murabit

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Tournées Film Festival

Public Lecture: “Hebrew, Arabic, and Death: Palestine-Israel and the Global Novel” with Anna Bernard (Kings College London)

Students: Advocacy Lunch with Dr. Alaa Murabit

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Meet your Fellow American Muslims

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Concert: The Nile Project

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Film Screening: The Common Link

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Lecture: “A Spring without Flowers: Perennial Egypt” with Dr. Margot Badran

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Egypt: Then & Now – A Dialogues Seminar

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The Persian Art Center in Carolina Presents: A Nowruz Celebration

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Panel Event: Environmental Futures in the Middle East

Lecture: Crisis in the Middle East: How Refugees and Families Cope and Look to the Future

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Lecture: “Trade and Family in the Middle East: A Private Archive from Upper Egypt” with Dr. Terence Walz

Opening Reception: Capturing the Moment: Centuries of the Passover Haggadah (An Exhibit from the Collections of the Duke University Libraries)

Humanities Happy Hour: American Anxiety & Islamic Terrorism with Professor Charles Kurzman

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Chuck Hagel and Dan Bolger: “Who is the Enemy in the Middle East?”

The United States Mission in Afghanistan: A View from the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction

Film Screening: “Remake, Remix, Rip-Off” with Q&A

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Performance: Martha Graham Dance Company

Lecture: “The Was and There Was Not: Public Space in the Chimerical City; Beirut, 1990-2006″ by Hannah Feldman, Northwestern University

Dare to Dream: An Educational Conference on Peace and Justice

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Dare to Dream: An Educational Conference on Peace and Justice

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Reform Cinema in Iran: A Book Talk by Author Blake Atwood

UNC Nowruz/Persian New Year Celebration

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Global Leaders Foreign Policy Lunch & Learn: Refugees & North Carolina

Symposium on Muslim African Intellectual History

African Migration in Comparative Perspective Film Screening: ‘Fire At Sea’ (2016)

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Lecture: The Kitāb al-turjumān: a chronicle of a controversial scholar with an exclusivist political discourse in 20th-century Mali by Professor Mohamed Shaid Mathee of University of Johannesburg

Global Projects Showcase Lunch

Conference: Islam and Muslims in Media

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Lecture: “What drives U.S. foreign policy on the Palestine Israel conflict?” with Prof. Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco)

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23rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis

Seminar: Revisiting the Development-Security Nexus: Civilian and Military Perspectives

Lecture: “U.S. Policy towards Israel/Palestine and Fading Hopes for a Two-State Solution” with Prof. Stephen Zunes (University of San Francisco)

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23rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis

Conference: “Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma”

Lecture: “The Algerian Remake: Kamel Daoud and Bouasalem Sansal” with Prof. Corbin Treacy (FSU)

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23rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies: Dia.gnosis

Conference: “Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma”

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Conference: “Performing Commemoration: Musical Reenactment and the Politics of Trauma”

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