The Middle East Insitute - Columbia University



The Middle East Institute
Columbia University
Phone: 212-854-2584
Fax: 212-854-1413
606 West 122 Street
Knox Hall - Third Floor
New York, New York 10027
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  • The Big Read: Columbia University celebrates the works of Egyptian author and Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz

  • "Conversations about Iraq", a project at the New Museum with Columbia faculty and students as guest experts.

  • Culture and History: Understanding the Arab World
    Summer program for High School students in NY and Amman, Jordan

  • New Commissions: Jeremy Deller: It Is What It Is: Conversations About Iraq
    New Museum, 235 Bowery (at Prince Street)
    2/11/09 - 3/22/09

    In this extraordinary project by Turner-prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, a revolving cast of participants including veterans, journalists, scholars, and Iraqi nationals have been invited to take up residence in the New Museumís gallery space with the express purpose of encouraging discussion with visitors to the Museum. The Museum is thrilled to be presenting this work and fostering conversation about the present circumstances in Iraq. A number of Columbia students and a faculty member are serving as guest experts for this projects and will be at the Museum (see schedule below).

    • 2/11/09, 6-9pm, 2/13/09, 6-9pm, 2/21/09, 12-3pm, 2/27/09, 6-9pm, and 3/18/09, 3-6pm, Zainab Saleh, PhD candidate at Columbia
    • 2/22/09, 12-3pm, Ruthie Epstein, Masters of International Affairs at Columbia
    • 3/5/09, 12-3pm, 3/7/09, 12-3pm and 3/8/09, 3-6pm, Gil Anidjar, Assistant Professor at Columbia
    • 3/8/09, 12-3pm and 3/14/09, 3-6pm, Haider Hamza Abdul Razaq, Masters student in International Affairs at Columbia

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