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New Studies on the Samanids in Uzbekistan

Aug 09, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM 176 Kerr Hall,

Professor Shamsoddin Kamaloddin Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

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Hafla Mela

Hafla Mela

May 09, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Multipurpose Room, Student Community center,

Commemorate the ME/SA graduating Class of 2018 and celebrate the achievement of the ME/SA Academic program and community

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The Political Imagination of Iliya Abu Madi

The Political Imagination of Iliya Abu Madi

May 03, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM The Walter Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room,

Sharif Elmusa co-edited the pioneering anthology Grape Leaves: A century of Arabic- American Poetry. His own poems and translations of Arabic poetry have appeared in numerous publications. A self-described poet from birth and first-generation Palestinian refugee, Elmusa recently published the first collection of his poetic works, Flawed Landscape: Poems 1987-2008.

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Punjabi Language and Culture Lecture by Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh

Punjabi Language and Culture Lecture by Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh

Apr 27, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Buehler Alumni Center, AGR Room, UC Davis,

Dr. Singh is the Crawford Family Professor at Colby College in Maine, USA. Her interests focus on poetics and feminist issues. Nikky Singh has published extensively in the field of Sikhism, including The Feminine Principle in the Sikh Vision of the Transcendent, The Name of My Beloved: Verses of the Sikh Gurus, Metaphysics and Physics of the Guru Granth Sahib. She has lectured widely all over the world and her views have been aired on television and radio in America, Canada, Bangladesh, Australia, Ireland and India.

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Reading and Q&A - Nayomi Munaweera

Apr 24, 2018 from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Nayomi Munaweera's debut novel, Island of a Thousand Mirrors, won the Commonwealth Prize for Asia. It was long listed for the Dublin IMPAC Prize and the Man Asia Prize. The novel was also short listed for the Northern California Book Prize and the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. Her second novel, What Lies Between Us, was hailed as one of the most exciting literary releases of 2016 from venues from BuzzFeed to Elle Magazine. More at www.nayomimunaweera.com.

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A Reading and Conversation with Jasmin Darznik

A Reading and Conversation with Jasmin Darznik

Apr 17, 2018 from 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM Conference Center, Ballroom A,

Jasmin Darznik’s novel Song of a Captive Bird is a fictional account of Iran’s trailblazing woman poet, Forugh Farrokhzad, and was published by Random House on February 13, 2018. Jasmin is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Good Daughter: A Memoir of My Mother’s Hidden Life. Her essays have appeared in numerous periodicals, including the New York Times, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. She was born in Tehran, Iran and came to America when she was five years old. She holds an MFA in fiction from Bennington College and a Ph.D. in English from Princeton University. Now a professor of English and creative writing at California College of the Arts, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

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A Talk with Author Amardeep Singh

A Talk with Author Amardeep Singh

Apr 05, 2018 from 01:30 PM to 03:00 PM 2203 Social Sci and Humanities, Andrews Conference Room,

Amardeep Singh’s latest book ‘THE QUEST CONTINUES: LOST HERITAGE The Sikh Legacy in Pakistan’ motivates all communities to become aware of their past, and through it, learn to live in harmony for mutual progress

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Public Lecture - The Ganga: Rethinking the Sacred Pasts of India's Great River by Dr. Sudipta Sen

Public Lecture - The Ganga: Rethinking the Sacred Pasts of India's Great River by Dr. Sudipta Sen

Mar 07, 2018 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM

India’s most famous river has figured prominently in diverse religious and ecological traditions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam. This talk explores the idea of a cosmic river at the crossroads of myth, historical geography, and ecology.

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The Sun's Rehersal: Public Lecture by Neha Choksi

The Sun's Rehersal: Public Lecture by Neha Choksi

Feb 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM Della Davidson Studio, Nelson Hall,

Public Lecture by Inter-media Artist Neha Choksi. Choksi often sets up tragicomic, even absurd, interventions—in the life of a plant, an animal, her own, or in material processes and physical objects—in order to throw off apparent logic and open up a space for poetry, absurdity, humor, surprise and existential insight.

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Ottoman Shi'i Jihad: 1914-16

Feb 23, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 912 Sproul Hall,

 

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Islamic Law in a Secular Age: Lessons from Activists - Public Lecture by Jean Michel Landry

Feb 08, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Andrews Conference Room ( Social Sciences and Humanities 2203),

 

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Reel Evil: Media Activism in the Post-9/11 Era - Public Lecture by Negar Mottahedeh

Feb 08, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Art Annex Room 107,

 

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South Asian Film Festival

South Asian Film Festival

Jan 20, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 08:00 PM UC Davis,

Join us for this inaugural film festival at UC Davis

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In Silence, the Secret Speaks: Performance by Seema Kohli

In Silence, the Secret Speaks: Performance by Seema Kohli

Nov 06, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Della Davidson Studio, Nelson Hall,

Renowned Indian visual artist Seema Kohli will show case her video art followed by the performance “In Silence, the Secret Speaks” in collaboration with the students of Department of Theater and Dance at UC Davis. Seema Kohli has had over 30 solo shows worldwide and experiential performances at international art events such as the Venice Biennale (2015), TedEx Chennai (2013), WIN Conference Rome (2012), Prague (2013), and Kochi-Muziris Biennale (2014/2016). Seema invites you into her own garden of earthly delights where unearthly beings are manifested and experience the sheer joy of creation of emergence from the depths of Hiranyagarbha Koham or The Golden Womb - the symbol of constant creation and evolution. Preceded by: The Other Self or Tatvamasi, which encourages us to see our own self in the other.

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Public Lecture: The Politics of Secularism and Religion in France and Turkey

Public Lecture: The Politics of Secularism and Religion in France and Turkey

Nov 02, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM 176 Kerr Hall,

A public lecture by Murat Akan, Associate Professor at Boğaziçi University

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Public Lecture: A Theology of Malcolm X: Protest Prayer, and the Stranger by Martin Nguyen

Public Lecture: A Theology of Malcolm X: Protest Prayer, and the Stranger by Martin Nguyen

Oct 19, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Wright Hall, Main Theatre,

Martin Nguyen, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Fairfield University delivers a public lecture: A Theology of Malcolm X: Protest Prayer, and the Stranger.

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Amrinder Gill: South Asian Music Performance

Amrinder Gill: South Asian Music Performance

Oct 14, 2017 from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM Jackson Hall,

Mega popular Indian music performer will perform a live concert. He will perform songs from the recent hit film, “Lahoriye.”See http://www.amrindergill.co.uk/. Gill, an agriculture graduate and self-taught vocalist, is one the most recognizable voices in the Punjabi and South Asian music scene.

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Opening Reception: Dr Debal Sen's Photography Exhibit - Forests, Rivers, and Mountains of South Asia

Opening Reception: Dr Debal Sen's Photography Exhibit - Forests, Rivers, and Mountains of South Asia

Sep 29, 2017 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM UC Davis Conference Center, Ballroom B,

 

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Wildlife and nature photography exhibit: Dr. Debal Sen

Wildlife and nature photography exhibit: Dr. Debal Sen

from 09-29-2017 12:09 AM to 11-01-2017 12:11 AM

Photographer and Cardiologist Dr. Debal Sen, author of Wild Bengal, Panch Kedar and Once Upon a Time whose work has displayed in a number of national and international venues will be sharing his photo exhibit with UC Davis. Co-Sponsored by the Metropolitan Arts Commission.

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API & ME/SA Fall Welcome 2017

API & ME/SA Fall Welcome 2017

Sep 27, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM ARC Ballroom, UC Davis,

Save the date! September 27, 2017

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