Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
A major book launch event with three authors: Cemil Aydin (UNC), The Idea of the Muslim World (Harvard UP, 2017) Will Hanley (FSU), Identifying with Nationality (Columbia UP, 2017) Adam Mestyan (Duke), Arab Patriotism (Princeton UP, 2017) Chair: Ellen McLarney (Duke)
Thursday, September 28, 2017 (All day)
East Duke Parlors
The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:45am to 1:15pm
Old Chemistry 011
Who are Israeli settlers? What is the Israeli settlement project? Is settlement synonymous with occupation? Having recently returned from fieldwork in Israel/Palestine, anthropologist Joyce Dalsheim will share insights from the field. She will discuss the case of religiously motivated Jewish... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
West Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
The Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, along with the Duke Islamic Studies Center, will launch a yearlong series Sept. 28 examining the current human rights crisis for Muslims in the U.S. and abroad. The "American Muslims, Civil and Human Rights" series will host its... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
East Duke 209
Ahlaam film:0x0AGenre: Drama 0x0ACountry: Iraq 0x0AYear: 2005 0x0ADuration: 110 min.0x0A0x0ABaghdad 2003, two days before the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Three people are trying to survive amidst the bombed-out ruins and have found temporary refuge in a psychiatric hospital. Through their... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to Friday, September 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
East Duke Parlors
The American occupation of Iraq produced a boom in dystopian novels and short stories. Trauma from two preceding wars, sanctions, and draconian censorship by the Ba'athist regime flood these works. This symposium brings together writers and scholars to discuss the role of cultural production in... Read More »
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
East Duke 209
Film Screening: "Ahlaam" ("Dreams") (Mohamed AI-Daradji, 2006, 110 min., Iraq, in Arabic w/ English Subtitles, Color, Digital) Scarred Baghdad 2003... confusion, uncertainty and death engulf the bombed ruins of a Psychiatric asylum. Voyeuristically we move between the past and the present of... Read More »
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 8:30am
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery
It has become something of an academic fashion in the last decade or so to bring China and India, these two "Asian" giants and fast-growing global economies, into the same comparative framework. These acts of comparison have generally focused on politics and economics, and especially international... Read More »
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 9:15am
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery
Exhibit It has become something of an academic fashion in the last decade or so to bring China and India, these two "Asian" giants and fast-growing global economies, into the same comparative framework. These acts of comparison have generally focused on politics and economics, and especially... Read More »

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