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The Kevorkian Center will continue to support the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East, protect the academic freedom of all students and scholars, work to enhance public understanding of the region, and serve as the safe and intellectual space that is it known for. We will continue to foster and support our diverse community, and respect the rights of all regardless of nationality, race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability, no matter the challenges presented by the political moment. We encourage you to stand with us in these efforts.

Upcoming Events

  • Monday, February 27, 6:00 p.m.

    What is a Classic? Arabic and the Horizons of Translation

    A panel discussion with Robyn Creswell (Comparative Literature, Yale University), Elias Muhanna (Comparative Literature, Brown University), and Peter Cole (English, Yale University)

  • Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.

    Gaza the Peace Process and Two States

    Omar Shaban, PalThink for Strategic StudiesĀ 

    Co-sponsored by the Taub Center for Israel Studies

  • Wednesday, March 1, 7:00 p.m.

    On the Bride's Side

    A film directed by Antonio Augugliaro, Gabriele Del Grande, and Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry
    This screening is part of the "Loss and Resilience, Film and Commentary on The Syrian Refugee Crisis" series.

  • Monday, March 6, 5:00 p.m.

    Notes from the Wars on Memory

    Patrick Deer, English, NYU

  • Thursday, March 9, 12:30 p.m.

    The Curious Case of Artin Harputlian

    David Gutman, Assistant Professor of History, Manhattanville College Sponsored by the Ottoman Lecture Series

  • Monday, March 20, 5:00 p.m.

    Law and medicine in 19th century Egypt

    Khaled Fahmy, Professor, History Department, American University in Cairo and Shawwaf Visiting Professor, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University

  • Wednesday, March 22, 7:00 p.m.

    Not Who We Are

    A film by Carol Mansour (Lebanon, 2013, 75 minutes)
    This screening is part of the "Loss and Resilience, Film and Commentary on The Syrian Refugee Crisis" series.

  • Monday, March 27, 5:00 p.m.

    Poetry and Revolution in the Midan: Cairo, 1972

    Elliott Colla, Arabic and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

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In the Spotlight

Sultan Al Qassemi as Spring 2017 Practitioner-in-Residence

The Kevorkian Center is pleased to welcome Sultan Al Qassemi as our Spring 2017 Practitioner-in-Residence. Read More