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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.

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, January 26, 5:00 p.m.

    Biographies of Palestine

    Suad Amiry, Palestinian writer and architect
    Salim Tamari, Sociology, Birzeit University

  • Wednesday, February 1, 7:00 p.m.

    After Spring

    A film executive-produced by Jon Stewart, (2016, 98 minutes)
    After-film discussion with co-directors Ellen Martinez and Steph Ching

  • Thursday, February 9, 12:30 p.m.

    American Developmental Thought in Turkey during the Cold War

    Begum Adalet, Near Eastern Studies, New York University

  • Thursday, February 9, 5:00 p.m.

    Iran and a Trump Presidency: Rational Fear or Colorful Bluster?

    Evrand Abrahamian, History, City University, New York
    Gary Sick, International & Public Affairs, Columbia University
    Arang Keshavarzian, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, New York University

  • Monday, February 13, 6:00 p.m.

    Letters from Baghdad

    A film by Sabine Krayenb├╝hl and Zeva Oelbaum (2016, 95 min)
    After-film discussion with the filmmakers and NYU historian Sara Pursley

  • Wednesday, February 15, 7:00 p.m.

    "District Zero" & "Seige"

    This screening is part of the "Loss and Resilience, Film and Commentary on The Syrian Refugee Crisis" series.

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In the Spotlight

"Memory Metamorphosis" - An Exhibition on Palestinian Memory

Jan 4 - Jan 31, 2017, Wed - Sun, 12 pm - 8 pm, Mon - Tue by … Read More