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Conference to Celebrate Jewish Contributions to Middle East Music, March 28-29

Friday, March 15, 2019

Experts from around the world will gather at the University of Arkansas to discuss the role played by Middle Eastern Jews in the region's music, from Morocco to Iran, on March 28-29.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Events International Lectures Middle East Studies

Multi-Sensory Musical Project 'Monajat' Performed at Stella Boyle Concert Hall, March 28

Thursday, March 14, 2019

"Monajat," singer Galeet Dardashti's most recent multi-sensory piece, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. March 28 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall as part of the Jewish Contributions to Middle East Music conference.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Arts Entertainment Events Humanities International Middle East Studies Music

Barlas to Discuss Patriarchy, Sexual Equality and the Qur'an in Guest Lecture, March 4

Monday, March 04, 2019

Asma Barlas, professor of politics at Ithaca College, will give a lecture at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Gearhart Hall.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Events Humanities Lectures International Studies Middle East Studies Political Science

Barlas to Discuss Patriarchy, Sexual Equality and the Qur'an in Guest Lecture, March 4

Monday, February 25, 2019

Asma Barlas, professor of politics at Ithaca College, will give a lecture titled "Sex and Scripture: What Can the Qur'an Tell Us About Gender Equality?" at 5:15 p.m. Monday, March 4, in Gearhart Hall 26.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Diversity and Inclusion Events Humanities Lectures Middle East Studies Political Science

Gordon Named Editor of International Journal of Middle East Studies

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Joel Gordon, professor in the Department of History, has been named editor of the International Journal of Middle East Studies, effective this summer.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Appointments Humanities Research & Innovation History Middle East Studies

Middle East Expert to Discuss U.S. Approach to Israeli-Palestinian Conflict in Trump Era

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Mouin Rabbani, resident senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies in Washington, D.C., will give a lecture titled "Palestine: Anatomy of an Abyss" at 5:30 p.m. today in Gearhart Hall 26.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Events International Lectures Politics Middle East Studies

Middle East Cinema Series Announces Spring 2019 Line-Up

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nadi Cinema screens films from across the Middle East in a variety of genres. All films are subtitled in English and will be shown in the Hembree Auditorium, AFLS Building room 107E.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Arts Diversity and Inclusion Entertainment Events International Middle East Studies

Turkish Scholar to Discuss Political Dynamics of the 'New Turkey' Today

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Nazlı Özkan, a post-doctoral fellow with the King Fahd Center, will speak on Turkey and its historical and global position during a lecture at 4:30 p.m. today, Jan. 22, in Arkansas Union 510-511.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences International Lectures Middle East Studies

Turkish Scholar to Discuss Political Dynamics of The 'New Turkey', Jan. 22

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nazlı Özkan, a post-doctoral fellow with the King Fahd Center, will speak on Turkey and its historical and global position during a lecture at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Arkansas Union 510-511.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Events Humanities International Lectures Anthropology Middle East Studies

International Scholar to Discuss 'The Limits of Academic Freedom in Higher Education in Pakistan'

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Muhammad Ali Khan, professor and researcher in the field of applied linguistics, will give a lecture about academic freedom at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in Kimpel Hall room 102.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Events International Lectures Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Middle East Studies Sociology and Criminology World Languages, Literatures and Cultures
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