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2007-2008

Events during the 2007-2008 academic year
Melanie Michailidis, Fellow National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Oct 12, 2007 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM 210D Art ,
Empty Graves: The Tomb Towers of Northern Iran
Fall Welcome Oct 17, 2007 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM ARC (Activities and Recreation Center ) Ballroom B,
Come and join the ME/SA faculty and students for a meet and greet full of information about our program, Middle East/South Asia student organizations, and lots of free food. Everyone is welcome!
Challenges and Opportunities in the Creation of Arab-Israeli Peace and Dealing with Nuclear Non-Proliferation Issues: An Egyptian Perspective Oct 22, 2007 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Wyatt Pavilion ,
NABIL FAHMY, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United States
Flagg Miller, Assistant Professor, Religious Studies Oct 24, 2007 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM UC Davis, Bookstore ,
A reading from “Poems from Guantanamo” edited by Marc Falkoff
Connecting Students from Arabic-Speaking Countries with U.S. Society through Homestay Experiences Oct 24, 2007 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Workshop at International-House, 10 College Park ,
NAFSA Collaborative Training Grant
STEVEN SALAITA, Assistant Professor, English, Virginia Tech Oct 31, 2007 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM 53A Olsen Hall ,
Curricular Activism and Academic Freedom Representations of Arabs and Muslims in Print and Internet Media
Arab and Muslim Communities the the U.S.: Immigration, Race, and Terror Nov 01, 2007 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Location: MU II, UC Davis ,
Speakers: STEVEN SALAITA, Assistant Professor, English, Virginia Tech. WAZHMA MOJADDIDI, Immigration Civil, and Criminal Lawyer. SARA M. MOSTAFAVI, Immigration Attorney SUMMER HARARAH, UC Davis undergrad; student advisor to the Muslim Student Association and Students for Justice in Palestine. Moderator: SUNAINA MAIRA, Associate Professor, Asian American Studies, UC Davis
Marriage Iranian Style Dec 03, 2007 from 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM Vanderhoef Studio Theater, Mondavi Center,
A film screening at the Mondavi Center
Rights Talk and Rights Work in the Middle East and South Asia Feb 28, 2008 from 06:00 PM to 05:00 PM UNIVERSITY CLUB, LOUNGE,
PROGRAM Thursday, February 28, 2008 5:30-7:00pm Dinner 7:00-8:00pm Welcome: Steven Sheffrin, Dean, Division of Social Sciences, UC Davis Suad Joseph, Middle East/South Asia Studies, UC Davis Chair: Kevin Johnson, School of Law, UC Davis "The Power of Rights and the Rights of Power" Speaker: Richard Falk, Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara Friday, February 29, 2008 8:30-9:00am Registration and breakfast 9:00-10:00am Chair: Gayatri Gopinath, Women & Gender Studies, UC Davis "Sexuality and Rights in Translation" Speaker: Joseph Massad, Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University 10:00-11:00am Chair: David Simpson, English, UC Davis "The Missing Homeland Of Edward Said: Person and Place in Globalization" Speaker: Aamir Mufti, Department of Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles 11:00-11:30am Coffee break 11:30-12:30pm Chair: Carolyn de la Pena, Director, Davis Humanities Institute "The Politics Of The Future" Speaker: Martina Rieker, Director, Institute for Gender and Women's Studies, American University in Cairo 12:30-2:00pm Lunch, University Club Lounge 2:00-3:00pm Chair: Elizabeth Constable, French and Italian, UC Davis "The Crisis of the Rights-bearing Agent: Radical Politics in a Post-subject Age" Speaker: Nivedita Menon, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi 3:00-4:00pm Chair: Clarence Walker, History, UC Davis "The Terrorist In Search Of Humanity" Speaker: Faisal Devji, Department of History, New School for Social Research 4:00-5:00pm Roundtable: "Rights Talk and Rights Work" Chair: Flagg Miller, Religious Studies, UC Davis Speakers: Richard Falk, Suad Joseph, Zeev Maoz, Parama Roy, Sudipta Sen 5:00-6:00pm Reception
NIVEDITA MENON, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi Mar 04, 2008 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Memorial Union, East Conference Room,
Rethinking the Nation as Ethical Horizon
MICHAEL SHAPIRO, University of Washington Mar 13, 2008 from 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM Memorial Union, East Conference Room,
Reading Hindi Poetry: Some Basic Principles
NADIA KAMAL, Egyptian filmmaker Mar 13, 2008 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Art Annex,
Salata Balada (film screening)
Hafla/Mela May 14, 2008 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM University Club, Lounge,
Join UC Davis Middle East/South Asia Studies Program for an evening of free food and entertainment. Graduating students with a ME/SA minor will receive special recognition. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the ME/SA minor or major to speak with ME/SA faculty. Come find out about the new ME/SA major to be launched Fall 2008. Entertainment and food provided. Entertainment: Zindagi Hindi Film Dance Team; Middle Eastern Dance Group; poetry; Middle Eastern and South Asian music
JUDITH TUCKER, (PhD, History and Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University) May 19, 2008 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Memorial Union, East Conference Room,
Sexuality, Modernity, and Authenticity: The Checkered Career of zina’ in the Islamic Legal Tradition
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