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December 2017

Research presentations by Mideast Center Carnegie Fellows

December 8, 2017 | 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Please join the Mideast Center for two talks by our visiting Carnegie Fellows, Mariam Alkazemi and Shimaa Hatab. The event will take place in the FedEx Global Education Center, room 4003. Lunch will be provided. For more information, please contact mideast@unc.edu. This event is part of the Carolina Seminar on Middle East Studies, supported by the Carolina Seminars program. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and the Carnegie Fellowships in Support of…

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Learning through Languages High School Research Symposium

December 13, 2017
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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NC world language high school students will have the opportunity to showcase their language, research, and presentation skills in a scholarly environment. Participating students are encouraged to be at Level III or higher, including heritage speakers, in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian or Spanish. They will choose a topic relevant to four research tracks with regional focuses: Contemporary Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, or the Middle East and North Africa. Teams will write a research paper and present…

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January 2018

Book Talk and Signing: Escape from Hell: Based on the True Story of a Syrian Political Prisoner

January 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Join co-authors Zubair Rushk and Daniel Romm as they discuss their new book, Escape from Hell: Based on the True Story of a Syrian Political Prisoner. Escape from Hell is a powerful and enlightening historical political thriller that chronicles Rushk’s motivations for leaving Syria, the horrors he faced, and his journey to the United States. Co-authors Rushk and Romm will discuss the main arguments presented in the book including: the US administration’s travel ban, torture in political prison, war effects on the…

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Intertwined Histories and Perspectives: Contrapuntal Reading of ʿAṭṭār, A book talk by Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi

January 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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Can modern concepts such as transgression, inclusion/exclusion, self/the other help us to better understand medieval subjectivity? Can medieval works shed light on our understanding of modern subjectivity? By looking at ʿAṭṭār's poetry contrapuntally with medieval European literature and modern theory, this talk will map out the ways ʿAṭṭār's poetry interacts with itself within the Persian cultural and historical framework as well as with medieval European culture and modern Western theoretical perspectives in regard to the concepts of transgression and the…

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February 2018

Persian Lecture Series: Treatise of Three Principles of Mulla Sadra

February 1, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  Join us for a Persian Lecture Series focusing on the philosopher Mulla Sadra presented by Dr. Mohsen Kadivar. Dr. Kadivar is an Iranian philosopher and research professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Free and open to the public. Lectures will be in Persian. Sponsored by UNC Persian Studies and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. Room 1005, FedEx Global Education Center UNC Chapel Hill

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Persian Lecture Series: Poems of Mulla Sadra

February 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  Join us for a Persian Lecture Series focusing on the philosopher Mulla Sadra presented by Dr. Mohsen Kadivar. Dr. Kadivar is an Iranian philosopher and research professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. Free and open to the public. Lectures will be in Persian. Sponsored by UNC Persian Studies and the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations. Room 1005, FedEx Global Education Center UNC Chapel Hill

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