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Memorial Service for Rula Quawas, 1960-2017

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Turkey Today | Lecture: “Affective geopolitics: Entanglements of geopolitical lives of Syrian refugees in Turkey”

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“The Ethics of Stories in Contested Terrain” with Ben Ehrenreich

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Discussion: How Do We Approach the Problem? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Complexities of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion Today

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New Gaza Short Films: The Student Eye (Discussant: Ahmed Mansour)

Presentation: Moustafa Bayoumi, author of How Does it Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America & Book Signing

Film: Docunight #41: Out of Focus/ Promised Land

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UNC Study Abroad Fair

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Turkey Today | Public Talk: Authoritarian Backlash: An Interregional Comparison of Turkey and Venezuela

Film Screening: Changing the World, One Wall at a Time

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Free Documentary Screening: The Eye of Istanbul

A Night for Palestine

Eid Banquet

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Persian Art Center in Carolina: Iranian Poetry and Music

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Lecture: Muslims in South Asia with Ali Mian, Ph.D.

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Visiting Lebanese Scholars: Reception and Presentation

Turkey Today | Film: Middle East Film Festival: Kedi

Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Hajj: Legacy of Abraham- An Epic Journey through History

Panel Discussion: DACA in Crisis

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Reception and Talk: Meet Minister Gebran Bassil

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Meet the Author: Zeynep Tufekci

Urdu Majlis: The life and works of Akhtar Sheerani (1905-1948)

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

Turkey Today | Lecture: The Formation of Turkish Republicanism with Professor Banu Turnaoğlu, University of Cambridge

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

Lecture: The Curse of Femininity in Lebanon

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

The Middle East and Islam in Global History: Three New Books

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

“50 Years of Occupation, 1967-2017: Israel/Palestine, Histories and Futures” | The Anthropologist and the Settler: Updates From the Field in Israel/Palestine, Joyce Dalsheim

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

Symposium: The Corpse Exhibition : Iraqi Literature after 2003

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

In Memoriam: Remembering the Life of Dr. Ali Paydarfar

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Performance: Closer Than They Appear and Panel Discussions

Art Exhibit: Annenberg Space for Photography’s REFUGEE

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