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Panel Discussion: “The Present is Female: #MahsaAmini, Women’s Leadership, and Iran’s Feminist Revolution”
Join us virtually for a panel discussion with Dr. Fatemeh Shams (UPenn) and Dr. Esha Momeni (UCLA), moderated by Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi (UNC) about the current protests in Iran and the political and social history leading to this moment.Sponsored by the NC Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies, UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, UNC Persian Studies, and Duke University Middle East Studies Center Online at: https://go.unc.edu/Iran22Find out more »
Join the Arab Student Association for the third of a series of weekly lectures delving into a new and exciting element of the MENA region Tuesday October 4| 7:00-8:00pm – “Origins of Arab Identity” Wednesday, October 12 | 7:00-8:00pm – “Political Arab Identity” Tuesday, October 18 | 7:00-8:00pm – “LGBTQ+ Arab Life” Wednesday, October 26 | 7:00-8:00pm – “9/11 and State Sanctioned Violence Against Arabs”Sponsored by the UNC Arab Student Association, Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies, History Department and Campus Y. …Find out more »
The Triangle Institute for Security Studies 23rd annual New Faces conference will showcase the work of six exceptional rising scholars in the field of security studies, giving them an opportunity to present their ongoing research. Presentations run from 8:40am - 5:20pm and lunch is provided for in person attendees. Presentation #5 will be "The Gulf Between Their Wars: Illusory American and Arab Visions of Post–Cold War Middle Eastern Order, 1989-1991," Daniel Chardell (2:50pm-4:00pm). Register to attend in-person here or online streaming…Find out more »
A concert featuring Saeed Farajpoori as composer & kamancheh, Amir Koushkani on tar, Hamin Honari on percussion and Raha Yousefi singing. General admission is $25 but free for Duke and UNC students. To reserve tickets, email Musicofpersia2022@gmail.comSponsored by the Graduate Student Assocaition of Iranians at Duke, the Persian Cultural Society at UNC, Chapel Hill & Persian Student Association at Duke, and the Iranian Cultural Society of NC. Sonja Hayes Stone CenterUNC - Chapel HillFind out more »
MSA Live is an evening of discussion with Hamza Abdullah. Formerly an NFL player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Mr. Abdullah has had a unique relationship with his faith as he navigated the world of professional athleticism. Today he continues to advocate for the mental health and safety of players in the NFL. Doors open at 5:30pm and program starts at 6:30pm. This event is open to the public - Buy tickets $15 Sponsored by the UNC Muslim Students Association …Find out more »
Come meet and socialize with the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS) current students, faculty, staff and community members over delicious Middle Eastern sweets, tea and coffee.RSVP on HeelLifeSponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies 4003 (4rth floor) FedEx Global CenterUNC-Chapel HillFind out more »
Ronny Some was born in Baghdad in 1951 and came to Israel as a young child. He has published 13 volumes of poetry (The last called “so much god “) and two books for children with Shirly Smock. He has been translated into 44 languages. Selections of his poems have appeared in Arabic translation, French, Catalan, Albanian, Italian, Macedonian, Yiddish, Croatian, Nepali, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Turkish, Russian and English. More info here Visitor parking options include the Morehead…Find out more »
On November 1, 2022, Israelis will go to the polls for the fifth time since 2019. What are the reasons for this upcoming election? Who are the parties and personalities running for a seat in the Knesset? What makes this election different (if at all) from the previous four elections? And what could be its consequences for Israel, the Palestinians and neighboring countries? Join us for a virtual discussion with Israeli journalist Amir Tibon, the US Editor for Ha’aretz. From…Find out more »
As part of the Paydarfar Family Lecture Series, join Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi, director of the UNC Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies, for a conversation with Dr. Afkhami about the book, her life experiences, and more than 4 decades as an advocate for women’s rights. Dr. Mahnaz Afkhami is an Iranian women's rights activist who served in the Cabinet of Iran from 1976-1978. She is founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership, executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies and former Minister of Women's…Find out more »