Upcoming Events

Existence is Resistance

A lecture by Jasbir Puar

January 31, 6:10 p.m.

208 Knox Hall

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Tankers, Tycoons, and the Making of Modern Regimes of Law, Labour, and Finance

A lecture by Laleh Khalili

February 11, 6:00 p.m.

Sulzberger Parlor, Barnard College

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Celebration of New Book The Shahnameh

by Hamid Dabashi

February 12, 6:15 p.m., Heyman Center

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Recent Events

Shari'ah Scripts, by Brinkley Messick

December 5, 4:15 p.m., Heyman Center

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Baghdad and Beijing

November 1, 6:10 p.m.

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Mandatory Separation

October 25, 7:00 p.m.

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Inaugural Ambedkar Lectures

October 18-19

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Restating Orientalism, by Wael Hallaq

October 17, 6:15 p.m., Heyman Center

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Killing Orders: Talat Pasha’s Telegrams & the Armenian Genocide

March 28, 8:00 p.m.

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MESAAS Open House

March 6, 3:00 p.m.

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Area Studies and its Discontents

MESAAS Graduate Student Conference

February 22-23 2018

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Foucault's Orient

A lecture by Marnia Lazreg

November 16th, 4:10 p.m.

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Art's Afterlife

A lecture by Christina Maranci

October 12th, 6:00 p.m.

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Equality and Difference

A conversation with Prathama Banerjee and Aditya Nigam

September 28th, 6:00 p.m.

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A Multilingual Storytelling Performance

September 18th, 7:00 p.m.

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The Untold Event

Grasping Arab Children's Literature

September 12th, 4:00 p.m.

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A Century of Linguistic Representations of the Orient: A Critical Reading

2017 Maan Z. Madina Lecture

April 20th, 6:00 p.m.

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African Languages, Agency & the Production of Knowledge

Northeast Consortium for Programs in African Languages

March 24th - March 25th

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Whose Justice?

Reframing the International Criminal Court's Trial of Dominic Ongwen

Monday March 20th, 6:00 p.m.

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Don't Fall off the World: Armenian Communities in China from the 1880's to the 1950's

March 3, 2017

6:30 p.m.

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(De)stablizing Disciplines, (Re)imagining Regions

February 23 - February 24, 2017

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Rediscovering Words and Worlds: Arabic Script Collections at Columbia University

February 16 - February 17, 2017

6.30-8.00 p.m.

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Fidel Castro and Iraq in 1990

February 13, 2017

6.15-8.00 p.m.

Heyman Center, Common Room

Muhsin J. Al-Musawi

in conversation with José C Moya

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Transphilosophies: the Migration of Ideas and the Decolonization of Knowledge

Thursday, 22nd September

6.30-8.00 p.m.

Maison Française

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moderated by Omar Berrada

Roundtable in French