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Missed a lecture? Couldn't make it to talks you were looking forward to? No worries! Over the years, ME/SA has recorded some of the lectures it hosted on campus and now they are finally available for viewing! Click any of the following links to listen to lectures and talks given by speakers around the world. Subscribe to the ME/SA YouTube channel to get instant updates of latest videos!
Arab Studies Conference 2014 - Day 1
The Arab Studies Conference 2014 brought speakers from all over the nation who discussed various aspects of "Subjectivity and its Discontents". This event was held at UC Davis in May 2014.
Arab Studies Conference 2014 - Day 2
The Arab Studies Conference 2014 brought speakers from all over the nation who discussed various aspects of "Decolonization and its Discontents". This event was held at UC Davis in May 2014.
Bali Lecture
Associate Professor Asli Bali, from UCLA, speaks on "Courts and Constitutional Transition: Lessons from the Turkish Case ". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in April 2014.
Benounne Lecture
Professor Karima Bennoune, from UC Davis, speaks on "Sidi Bouzid Blues and the Green Wave: Journeys through the Arab Spring and Fall". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in February 2014.
Cohen Lecture
Journalist Roger Cohen, from the New York Times, speaks on "Bitter Spring: The Middle East after its Revolution”. This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in November 2013.
DeSouza Lecture
Professor Wendy DeSouza, from UC Davis, speaks on "Women in Conflict: Female Masculinities in Modern Iranian History". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in February 2013.
Elsadda Lecture
Hoda Elsadda (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Cairo University) speaks on "Feminists Negotiate Power: The Battle Over the Egyptian Constitution". This lecture, sponsored by the Faris Saeed Lecture Series in Arab Studies, was held at UC Davis on February 4th, 2015.
Gheissari Lecture
Professor Ali Gheissari, from University of San Diego, presents a talk on "Constitutional Rights Reconsidered: State and the Question of Democracy in Iran". This talk was hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia (ME/SA) studies program in May 2012.
Hicham Lecture
Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah of Standford University, presents a talk, "Three Years of the Arab Spring: The Winners, the Losers, and Those in Between". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in February 2013.
Iraqi Poetry Reading
This talk was given by various UC Davis graduate students, where Iraqi poems were read in Arabic, followed by its English translation. This event was held at UC Davis in March 2014.
Kevorkian Lecture
Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian, from Hebrew University of Jerusalem, speaks on "Criminality in Space of Death: The Palestinian Case-Study". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in January 2014.
Mahmood Lecture
Professor Saba Mahmood, from UC Berkeley, speaks on "Sectarian Conflict, Geopolitics, and the "Minority Problem"in Contemporary Egypt". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in April 2012.
Milani Lecture
Professor Farzaneh Milani, from University of Virgina, speaks on "Flight and Captivity in the writing of Iranian Women Writers". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in October 2013.
Semerdjian Lecture
Professor Elyse Semerdjian, from Whitman College, speaks on "Muslim Converts, Christian Wives: Locating Hybrid Armenian-Muslim Identities in the Sharia Courts of Aleppo". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in February 2014.
Targhi Lecture
Professor Tavakoli Targhi, from University of Toronto, speaks on "The Cyrus Cylinder and a Trans-Confessional Narrative of Iranian Civilization". This talk, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in October 2013.
Tugal Lecture
Professor Cihan Tugal, associate professor at UC Berkeley, speaks on "How Middle Class Revolt Undermined Itself in Istanbul". This talk was given at UC Davis in April 2014 with ME/SA as a co-sponsor.
Turkish Panel
This panel discusses various aspects of the Gezi Parki resistance and the peace process between the Turkish government and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers' Party). This discussion panel, hosted by the UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies program (ME/SA), was held at UC Davis in November 2013.
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