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Middle East Studies Forum to Discuss Developments, Protests in Iran on Jan. 23

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Shirin Saeidi and Mohammad Tabaar, experts in Iranian studies, will give lectures that look at the escalation of tension between Iran and the United States and the impact on regional politics.

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

U of A's Mohja Kahf Wins Poetry Book Award

Monday, January 13, 2020

Mohja Kahf, a professor of English was recently named the winner of the 2020 Press 53 Award for Poetry for her manuscript, My Lover Feeds Me Grapefruit

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Application Period Now Open for 2020-21 Middle East Studies Scholarships

Monday, December 09, 2019

The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies at the U of A is now accepting applications for undergraduate scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. Apply by Feb.1, 2020.

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Honors College Pulse Panel to Discuss Whether Arkansas Act Limits Free Speech

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Does Arkansas Act 710 of 2017 limit your First Amendment rights? An Honors Colleg Pulse panel will discuss the act at 4 p.m. Thursday in the Honors Student Lounge of Gearhart Hall.

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Middle East Studies Program Announces Courses for Spring 2020

Monday, November 04, 2019

The Middle East Studies Program will offer courses in anthropology, Arabic language, history, literature, and political science during the spring 2020 semester.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Academic Affairs Humanities Middle East Studies

An American in Iran: In New 'Short Talks,' Saeidi Discusses Challenges, Rewards of Work in Iran

Friday, November 01, 2019

Shirin Saeidi, an assistant professor of comparative politics and Middle East studies, talks about her research during the latest edition of Short Talks From the Hill.

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences Humanities International Research and Innovation Middle East Studies Political Science

Dante and the Arab World: A Story of a Controversy

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Valerio Cappozzo of the University of Mississippi will give a  lecture titled "Dante and the Arab World: A Story of a Controversy" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in Gearhart Hall Room 026.

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Ibrahim to Discuss Egypt's Coptic Christians in Guest Lecture Tonight

Monday, October 28, 2019

Vivian Ibrahim of the University of Mississippi will give a lecture titled "Awlad al-Balad or Minority: Revisiting the 'Coptic Question'" at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Gearhart Hall Room 26.

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

Etel Adnan Poetry Prize Winner Zaina Alsous to Read at Fayetteville Poetry Festival, Oct. 12

Friday, October 11, 2019

Zaina Alsous, Arab-American poet and winner of the Etel Adnan Poetry Prize, will read from her prizewinning poetry collection A Theory of Birds (University of Arkansas Press) on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Third Annual Poetry Festival Brings Celebrated Poets to Northwest Arkansas

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

A U.S.-China Poetry Dialogue will lead off a series of public readings and workshops on Oct. 11 and 12. It is sponsored in part by the King Fahd Center, the U of A Press and the Multicultural Center.

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