The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University was created in 1966 to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region. The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, and on the historical processes that have shaped the present.
Friday, October 28, 5:00 p.m.
a film by Rita Ender (Turkey, 2015, 32 min)
after-film discussion with the filmmaker and Dalya Kandiyoti, CUNY
Thursday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.
Finbar Barry Flood, Institute of Fine Arts & Art History, New York University
Presented by the NYU Religious Studies Program and Co-sponsored by the Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
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Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m.
Lecture by Shaden Tageldin, Cultural Studies amd Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota with response by Hala Halim, Comparative Literature and Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies
Co-Sponsored by The Department of Comparative Literature, The Department of French, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and The Postcolonial, Race, and Diaspora Studies Colloquium
Friday, November 4, 9:00 a.m.
Refugees, Migrants, and the Politics of Humanitarianism in the Middle East
Miriam Ticktin, Anthropology, The New School
Timothy Nunan, International and Area Studies, Harvard University
Keith Watenpaugh, Human Rights Studies, UC Davis
Ayse Parla, Anthropology, Sabanci University
Ilana Feldman, Anthropology, History, and International Affairs, George Washington University
Lori Allen, Anthropology, SOAS, University of London
Full schedule TBA
With the Urban Democracy Lab, the Center for Religion and Media, the Center for Media, Culture, and History, and the Department of Anthropology
Monday, November 7, 5:00 p.m.
Measuring Human Rights, Gender Violence, and Sex Trafficking
Sally Engle Merry, Anthropology, NYU
Thursday, November 10, 12:00 a.m.
Screening to be followed by discussion with director Avi Moorabi Co-sponsored by the Taub Center for Israel Studies
Thursday, November 10, 5:00 p.m.
Orkideh Behrouzan, Anthropology, King's College, University of London
Sponsored by the Iranian Studies Initiative
Monday, November 14, 5:00 p.m.
Robert Vitalis, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania
Kaveh Ehsani, International Studies, DePaul University
Brandon Wolfe-Hunnicutt, History, California State University, Stanislaus
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