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The New Middle East: Social and Political Change in the Twenty-First Century

Date Oct 18, 2012 - Oct 20, 2012
Time All Day
Location Levis Faculty Lounge, 3rd Floor
Sponsor Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; European Union Center; Hewlett International Conference Grant, International Programs and Studies; Center for Advanced Studies; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Global Crossroads Living-Learning Community; Department of Anthropology; Department of History; Department of Media and Cinema Studies; Department of Political Science; Department of Religion; Department of Sociology; Program in Comparative & World Literature; Program in Jewish Culture and Society; Program in Women & Gender in Global Perspectives; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Contact Angela Williams
Event type Lecture
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Originating Calendar European Union Center Events

CSAMES will be hosting an exciting conference from October 18-20, called "The New Middle East: Social and Political Change in the Twenty-First Century." This conference will feature 23 speakers covering a broad range of topics, including politics, religion, gender, economics, minorities, conventional and new media, literature, film, and contemporary music. There will be two keynote lectures, one on the evening of Thursday, October 18 by Prince Moulay Hicham ben Abdallah, consulting researcher at Stanford University and founder and CEO of the Moulay Hicham Foundation for Social Science Research on North Africa and the Middle East, and the other on the morning of Saturday, October 20, by Roger Allen, Professor Emeritus of Arabic Language and Comparative Literature and the former Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania. This conference will be an exciting opportunity for intellectual exchange and the expansion of knowledge of trends in the Middle East on our campus and in our community. The conference is open to the public, and some meals will also be available for those who register online-and registration is free!  Information on the conference and registration can be found at http://newmiddleeast.csames.illinois.edu/.

 

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