Past News Articles

  • February 21, 2023

    Morgan Liu is an Associate Professor of Anthropology Department at Ohio State University. In his work as a cultural anthropologist, Liu focuses on Muslims in former Communist countries, the impact of oil extraction on Central Asian societies, urban space, and Islamic ideas of social justice.In this talk, In this talk, [...]

  • January 25, 2023

    Lecture “Water and Energy in Arab-Israeli Relations with Dr. David Katz” Monday, February 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM  UNC Hillel, 210 West Cameron Ave Basic natural resources such as water and energy have played a critical role in both the Arab-Israeli conflict, and more recently in the warming of Arab-Israeli relations. [...]

  • January 6, 2023

    Zvi Ben Dor Benite CMEIS Lecture Series: "The History of Chinese Muslims as a Link between China and the Middle East" Monday, February 6 | 5:30-7:00 PM Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Center UNC - Chapel Hill Dr. Zvi Ben Dor Benite is a professor in the Department [...]

  • December 22, 2022

    Monday, March 27,  5:30-7:00pm Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Center UNC - Chapel Hill Presented by Dr. Mostafa Minawi, Professor of History at Cornell University. Losing Istanbul offers an intimate history of empire, following the rise and fall of a generation of Arab-Ottoman imperialists living in Istanbul. Mostafa Minawi shows [...]

  • November 9, 2022

    In her new book "Sisters in the Mirror: A History of Muslim Women and the Global Politics of Feminism" Dr. Elora Shehabuddin presents a unique and engaging history of feminism as a story of colonial and postcolonial interactions between Western and Muslim societies. Dr. Shehabuddin is Professor of Gender and Women's [...]

  • November 9, 2022

    Professor Arash-Davari CMEIS Lecture Series: "Human Rights Guerrillas: Iran between Global 1968 and Global 1979" Monday February 20 | 5:30-7:00 PM Nelson Mandela Auditorium UNC-Chapel Hill Dr Arash Davari is an assistant professor in the department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. His writings [...]

  • November 9, 2022

    Dr. Carolina Elkins, Professor of History at Harvard University  “Legacy of Violence: A History of British Empire in the Arab Middle East and Beyond” November 2022 Drawing on more than a decade of research on four continents, Pulitzer Prize winning historian Caroline Elkins implicates all sides of Britain's political divide [...]

  • November 9, 2022

    Dr. Elisabeth Leake, Lee Dirks Chair in Diplomatic History at The Fletcher School, Tufts University, “Afghan Crucible: Global History and Legacy of the 1979 Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan,” Co-Sponsored by History Department On 24 December 1979, Soviet armed forces entered Afghanistan, beginning an occupation that would last almost a decade [...]