via SOUNDCLOUD/Forum Transregionale Studien, SUMMER 2014:

The lecture of Ella Shohat »The Question of Judeo-Arabic(s): Itineraries of Belonging« was held on 27 June 2014 and was part of the workshop »The Possibilities of Arab-Jewish Thought« (25—27 June 2014, Forum Transregionale Studien). It was recently made available.

Ella Habiba Shohat is Professor of Cultural Studies at New York University, and has lectured and written extensively on issues having to do with Eurocentrism, Orientalism, Postcolonialism, transnationalism, and diasporic cultures. More specifically, since the 1980s she has developed critical approaches to the study of Arab-Jews/Sephardim/Mizrahim.

via BRUCE JENTLESON and COURSERA on JULY 19, 2013:

A six-week course  —”21st Century American Foreign Policy”– by Duke University political science and public policy professor Bruce W. Jentleson will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Coursera platform. The course begins on October 20, 2013 and requires a 4-6 hour weekly commitment. Sign Up Continue reading

by DAVID SCHANZER and COURSERA, JULY 2013:  

David Schanzer
David Schanzer

A seven-week course — 9/11 and Its Aftermath — Part I — by Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy David Schanzer will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Coursera platform. The course begins on September 9, 2013 and requires a 3-4 hour weekly commitment. SIGN UP

The course will explore the forces that led to the 9/11 attacks and the policies the United States adopted in response and will examine the phenomenon of modern terrorism, the development of the al Qai’da ideology, and the process by which individuals radicalize towards violence. Continue reading

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Panel Discussion and Reception
to launch the book
Gender and Equality in Muslim Family Law:
Justice and Ethics in the Islamic Legal Tradition

Edited by Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Kari Vogt, Lena Larsen and Christian Moe

School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS)
Saturday, 27 April 2013, 5–7:30 pm

The panel features our distinguished guests, UN Special Rapporteur Heiner Bielefeldt and
contributors Mohsen Kadivar, Muhammad Khalid Masud and Mulki al-Sharmani, together with
lead editor Ziba Mir-Hosseini. It is chaired by Prof. Lynn Welchman. Continue reading

via EUROPEAN UNION CENTER (UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS) on MARCH 12, 2013: 

On March 4, miriam cooke — Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University, and Director of the Duke University Middle East Studies Center —delivered a lecture entitled “Mediterranean Networks: Connecting People, Ideas and Cultures Across Time,” which focused on the transcultural networks of exchanges, borrowings and appropriations that have long linked the Mediterranean’s diverse communities, cultures, and histories. This lecture was part of the European Union Center’s Jean Monnet Lecture Series.

WATCH HERE

miriam cooke is the Braxton Craven Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University, and Director of the Duke University Middle East Studies Center. She specializes in the study of gender and war in the Arab world, Islamic feminism, modern Arabic literature and culture. Her work focuses on the fiction and films of Egyptians, Lebanese, Syrians, Iraqis, and Algerians and the political networks that Muslim women are creating in the 21st century. Her current project is “The Tribal Modern in the Arabian Gulf: the Past as Future,” an examination of the production of an ultramodern cosmopolitanism with tribal values.