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January 2022

Lecture: “Thoughts and Thinking” with Professor A. SadeghPour (virtual)

January 19, 2022 | 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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The Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke (GSAID), Iranian Cultural Society of NC (ICSNC), and Duke Emamian Lectureship present a lecture by Dr. Abolfazl Sadeghpour on thoughts and thinking. This lecture will be conducted in Persian. Free and open to the public. Dr. Abolfazl Sadeghpour's higher education is at the University of Tehran, the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, the Minnesota State University, and a doctorate from the University of Southern California in the United States. Please join us…

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Conference: “Muslim Futurism: Definitions, Explorations, and Future Direction” (virtual)

January 21, 2022 - January 23, 2022
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MIPSTERZ, in partnership with Colorado College, Duke University, University of Miami, Columbia University, and the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, is pleased to host “Muslim Futurism: Definitions, Explorations, and Future Directions,” a virtual conference to take place between January 21-23, 2022. Register to attend online. This conference aims to: Define Muslim Futurism as an idea, aesthetic, and framework Explore the potential, reach, and intersection of Muslim futurism(s) in imagining a Muslim future Provide and develop ways to expand our knowledge on…

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Lecture: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz: What do we Learn from a Local History of the Holocaust?” with Omer Bartov (Brown University) (virtual)

January 23, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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This event will be held online, preregistration is required. Omer Bartov gives the annual Holocaust Memorial Day Lecture at the Duke Center for Jewish Studies. His talk, entitled "The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz: What do we Learn from a Local History of the Holocaust?" explores his recent book, "Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz," (2018) a microhistory of ethnic coexistence and violence. The book received the National Jewish Book Award…

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Lecture: “Multilingualism and Administration in the Achaemenid Persian Empire, 559-330 BCE” with Professor Rhyne King (NYU) (virtual)

January 26, 2022 | 6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
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The Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke (GSAID), Iranian Cultural Society of NC (ICSNC), and Duke Emamian Lectureship present a lecture by Dr. Rhyne King titled “Multilingualism and Administration in the Achaemenid Persian Empire, 559-330 BCE”. This lecture will be conducted in English. Free and open to the public. Dr. Rhyne King is a Visiting Assistant Professor at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World. He received his BA in Classical Languages from Duke University and his PhD…

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Lecture: “Guantánamo Bay Photo Archive: 2006-2010” with Christopher Sims (Duke)

January 27, 2022 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Join us as Sims discusses his documentary photography project at the Guantanamo Naval Base. This talk is held as part of the exhibition Witness to Guantanamo at the Power Plant Gallery. Drawing on the Witness to Guantanamo Video Collection in the Human Rights Archive at Duke University's David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, this exhibit foregrounds the voices of the individuals whose lives were forever changed by their experience. Following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the…

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