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Events Prior to 2012

Events that occurred prior to the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Public Lecture by Mansour Farhang Jan 25, 2011 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus,
The Struggle for Democracy in Iran: Cultural Impediments to Pluralism
West-Eastern Divan Orchestra Nov 15, 2010 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts,
Public Lecture by Touraj Daryaee Nov 09, 2010 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM ARC Ballroom A,
Title: “Pahlavi Texts, Artifacts and Persian Culture in Late Antique Iran"
Lecture by Dr. Karimi-Hakkak May 19, 2010 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus ,
A Public Lecture By: Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, Professor and Founding Director of the Center for Persian Studies, University of Maryland, titled "Interplay of Image and Idea in Persian Poetry: In Search of New Ways of Conceptualizing the Persian Literary Tradition"
Hafla/Mela 2010 May 13, 2010 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM The Art Annex ,
Join us celebrate ME/SA’s annual event with an evening of free food and entertainment . Graduating students with ME/SA Major and Minor will receive special recognition. This is a great opportunity for those interested in the ME/SA Major or Minor to speak with ME/SA faculty.
A Public Lecture by: Dr. Afsaneh Najmabadi, Harvard Professor Oct 27, 2009 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM Activities and Recreation Center, Ballroom A ,
The Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Harvard Univeristy
Angeleno Days: An Arab American Writer on Family, Place and Politics Sep 30, 2009 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Technocultural Studies Building (Formerly Art Annex), University of California, Davis,
Spend an evening with Georgetown University Professor GREGORY ORFALEA Author of book Angeleno Days, Some of the best Arab American writing ever assembled.
Hafla Mela May 27, 2009 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM University Club Lounge,
Join us to Celebrate ME/SA’s Fifth Anniversary Dr. Suad Joseph’s completion of her term as ME/SA Director The Graduation of First ME/SA Majors The Graduation of ME/SA Minors FEATURING Lebanese-American Poet, Essayist, and Visual Artist ETEL ADAN Persian Bandari Dance Middle Eastern and South Asian Music, Dance, and Poetry
Faculty Luncheon Apr 22, 2009 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Mee Room, MU,
Hamid Dabashi Mar 16, 2009 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM Technocultural Studies Building (Formerly Art Annex), University of California, Davis,
Amir Naderi and Ramin Bahrani: Two generations of Iranian Filmmakers in New York
Lalitha Gopalan Mar 03, 2009 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Art Annex , UC Davis,
Movement in Student Films
Faculty Development Seminar Mar 02, 2009 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM 912 SPROUL HALL,
Archana Venkatesan, Assistant Professor Comparative Lit and Religious Studies, Performing the Past to Remember for the Future: The Case of Hereditary Performance Traditions in south Indian temples.
Yousif Chahine Feb 27, 2009 from 11:00 AM to 05:30 PM Art Annex, UC Davis Campus,
A Retrospective: Classic Films of Egyptian Filmmaker Yousif Chahine
What Kind of Liberation? Women and the Occupation of Iraq. Feb 11, 2009 from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM De-Carli-Room, Memorial Union 2nd Floor,
Nadje Al-Ali, Professor of Gender Studies at University of London
Flagg Miller Dec 03, 2008 from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM The University Club ,
Bin Laden's Tapes The Orders and Disorders of AL-QA'IDA's audio jihad
Arabic Class End of the Fall Quarter Event Dec 02, 2008 from 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM Art Annex Building ,
Performance created and presented by the beginner and intermediate Arabic students. Diverse cultural food and refreshments will be provided.
IMMIGRANT WORKERS, RIGHTS AND CITIZENSHIP: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON ISRAEL, GERMANY, THE GULF STATES AND CALIFORNIA Oct 22, 2008 from 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM Institute of Governmental Affairs, 3rd Floor Shields Library,
Fall Welcome Oct 07, 2008 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM University Club Ballroom,
Come and join the ME/SA faculty and students for a meet and greet full of information about our program, brand new major, Middle East/South Asia student organizations, and lots of free food. Everyone is welcome!
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
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
NADIA KAMAL, Egyptian filmmaker Mar 13, 2008 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Art Annex,
Salata Balada (film screening)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!