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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

  • Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m.

    When I See Them, I See Us: Black Palestinian Solidarity

    Ebony Coletu, Penn State University
    Greg Thomas, Tufts University
    Noura Erakat, George Mason University
    Alex Lubin, University of New Mexico

    Cosponsored by the Urban Democracy Lab at the Gallatin School for Individualized Study and the NYU chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine

  • Thursday, February 23, 12:30 p.m.

    American Developmental Thought in Turkey during the Cold War

    Begum Adalet, Near Eastern Studies, New York University

  • Thursday, February 23, 5:00 p.m.

    Picturing Urban Modernity: Tehran & its Cinematic Configurations

    Golbarg Rekabtalaei, History, North Carolina State University

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

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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