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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

  • Monday, November 30, 6:00 p.m.

    Iraqi Odyssey: A Global Family Saga by Samir

    (2015, Iraq, Switzerland) 162 Minutes
    Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Samir pays moving homage to the frustrated democratic dreams of a people successively plagued by the horrors of dictatorship, war, and foreign occupation.
    After-film discussion with Samir (Filmmaker), Ella Shohat (Art and Policy, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, NYU), and Sinan Antoon (Gallatin School, NYU).

  • Thursday, December 3, 5:00 p.m.

    Retracing the Revolution: Adding the Social to the Political

    Naghmeh Sohrabi , Middle East History, Brandeis University
    Manijeh Nasrabadi , Asian American Studies, UC Davis
    Belle Cheves , History, Harvard University

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