Past News Articles

  • April 4, 2023

    Forum on Southeast Europe Bosnian Studies: Perspectives from an Emerging Field Tuesday, April 11 at 12:00pm noon Online - register here It has been 27 years since the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the history of the conflict, its consequences, and long-term implications for the politics and [...]

  • April 4, 2023

    General Austin Scott Miller Conversation: "Leaving Afghanistan” with General Austin S. Miller, U.S. Army, Ret. Thursday, April 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM Sanford 04 - RSVP here Duke University General Austin Scott Miller spent nearly 40 years in uniform, serving in the Indo-Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, and South [...]

  • April 4, 2023

    Concert: "SARASWATI - Goddess of Music" Wednesday, April 5 | 8:00 PM Moeser Auditorium, Hill Hall UNC-Chapel Hill *Free and open to the public UNC's  Javanese Gamelan "Nyai Saraswati" and Angklung Ensemble presents its Spring Concert 2023 - “SARASWATI - Goddess of Music". Featuring original student compositions by Chase Bonin [...]

  • March 30, 2023

    UNC Annual Arabic Lecture: "Mauritania: Islamic Knowledge Traditions and Culture" Wednesday, April 12 | 5:00-6:30 PM Nelson Mandela Auditorium UNC-Chapel Hill Join on Zoom: Lecture is in Arabic Language Saad Elhady, Arabic & Islamic studies instructor and Scholar at Duke University. Saad specializes in Classical Arabic, with ACTFL OPI [...]

  • March 29, 2023

    Please RSVP using this google form UNC-Chapel Hill – Chapman Hall 125 (205 S Columbia St, Chapel Hill) What role do borders play in the production of difference, bodies, and communities? How does ecology enable, transform, or rework borders divisions? This conference seeks to explore borders as zones that both separate and connect different bodies, communities, [...]

  • March 28, 2023

    “Empowering Women in the Conservative Egyptian Art Scene” - a conversation with Sherine Hagazi Wednesday, March 29 |12:20 - 1:10 pm  New West Room 103 or online here UNC - Chapel Hill *Conversation will be in Arabic All are welcome to join a conversation with Egyptian artist Sherine Hegazi in [...]

  • March 28, 2023

    “A Conversation with poet/novelist Dunya Mikhail” Monday, April 24 |12:20 - 1:10 pm  New West Room 103 or online here UNC - Chapel Hill *Conversation will be in Arabic All are welcome to join a conversation with Iraqi poet & novelist Dunya Mikhail in the advanced Arabic class “Performing Arts [...]

  • March 27, 2023

    Hutchins Lecture "Michael Twitty in Conversation with Marcie Cohen Ferris" Wednesday, April 19 | 6:00-7:30 PM Stone Center Auditorium, UNC Chapel Hill All are welcome to Michael Twitty in conversation with moderator Marcie C. Ferris, speaking about his much anticipated publication, Kosher Soul: The Food and Faith Journey of an [...]

  • March 25, 2023

    Book talk: "The Hundred Years' War in Palestine" Tuesday April 4 | 7:00 PM Online - register here   Dr. Rashid Khalidi will join Duke Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) for a conversation about his book, The Hundred Years' War on Palestine. Rashid Ismail Khalidi is an American historian [...]

  • March 25, 2023

    Conversation "The Past, Present, and Future of the Pursuit of Israeli-Palestinian Peace” Tuesday, March 28 |5:00 - 6:45 pm  Rhodes Conference Room (Sanford 223) Duke University Ghaith al-Omari, a senior fellow in The Washington Institute's Irwin Levy Family Program on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Relationship, is the former executive director of [...]

  • March 24, 2023

    Book talk: "Jasūr Magazine X Nadia Bou Ali” Wednesday, March 29 |1:00 pm  Online - register here Nadia Bou Ali, Associate Professor and Director of the Civilizational Studies Program at the American University of Beirut, joins us to discuss her most recent book, Psychoanalysis and the Love of Arabic: Hall [...]

  • March 22, 2023

    Lecture: "Locusts of Power: Borders, Empire, and Environment in the Modern Middle East" Thursday, March 30,  from 5:30 - 7:00 PM Pauli Murray (aka Hamilton) Hall 569 UNC - Chapel Hill In this original environmental history, Samuel Dolbee sheds new light on borders and state formation by following locusts and [...]