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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, September 8, 12:30 p.m.

    Turkey After the 2016 Coup Attempt

    Asli Igsiz, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, NYU
    Asli Peker, International Relations, NYU
    Muserref Yetim, International Relations, NYU
    Begum Adalet, Near Eastern Studies, NYU

  • Monday, September 12, 5:00 p.m.

    Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East

    Jessica Winegar, Anthropology, Northwestern University
    Lara Deeb, Anthropology, Scripps College
    With the Department of Anthropology

  • Thursday, September 15, 12:30 p.m.

    Drone: Remote Control Warfare

    Hugh Gusterson, Anthropology, George Washington University
    With the Urban Democracy Lab

  • Monday, September 19, 5:00 p.m.

    Margins of the Market

    Johan Mathew, History, Rutgers University
    Manu Gaswami, History, NYU
    Arang Keshavarzian, Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, NYU
    With the Department of History

  • Thursday, September 22, 6:00 p.m.

    Gaza as Metaphor

    Helga Tawil-Souri, Media, Culture, and Communication & Near Eastern Studies, NYU
    other panelists TBA
    With the Department of Media, Culture and Communication

  • Monday, September 26, 5:00 p.m.

    Beyond the Square: Urbanism and the Arab Uprisings

    Deen Sharp, Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center
    Clare Panetta, Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
    Ahmed Kanna, Anthropology, University of the Pacific
    Julie Mehretu, Artist
    With the Urban Democracy Lab and the Department of Anthropology

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