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Wildlife and nature photography exhibit: Dr. Debal Sen

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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ME/SA Community Week (May 5th-9th)

Check out all the events planned for this ME/SA cultural week!

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Anil Gupta

Historic Traditions and Contemporary Crisis of Knowledge Boundaries: community public personal

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NIGEL ALLAN

Historical and Geographical Perspectives of Afghanistan

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Mehrangiz Kar

Human Rights and Democracy in Iran A public lecture by Mehrangiz Kar

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International Society for Intellectual History - 2005 Conference Panel on Secularization in Islam

Chair: Suad Joseph, Professor of Anthropology and Women and Gender Studies, UC Davis Participants: Madhavi Sunder, Professor of Law, UC Davis Law School: "The New Enlightenment" Maimul Ahsan Khan, Ph.D., "Secular Concepts in the Quran: New Approaches to Islamization" Afshin Marashi, Assistant Professor of History, California State University, Sacramento,"'Secularizing' Iran: Modernization, the State, and the Construction of National Religion, 1921-1941"

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Lecture by Dr. Karimi-Hakkak

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"

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ME/SA Hafla Mela!

The annual ME/SA end of the year program is finally here!

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Michael Cooperson

Middle East/South Asia Studies Program presents Ascetics and Mystics in Medieval Baghdad

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Public Lecture by Kathryn Babayan

Friendship and the Culture of Epistolarity in Early Modern Isfahan

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Public Lecture by Mansour Farhang

The Struggle for Democracy in Iran: Cultural Impediments to Pluralism

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Public Lecture by Touraj Daryaee

Title: “Pahlavi Texts, Artifacts and Persian Culture in Late Antique Iran"

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Public Lecture: The Port Said Orphan Scandal

The Port Said Orphan Scandal: Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

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"Religion and its Discontents"

Roundtable convened and moderated by Smriti Srinivas

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"Why Persian Humanism Matters Today"

The Chancellor's Colloquium with Hamid Dabashi ***PLEASE NOTE THE LOCATION CHANGE***

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Atif

Women and Development in the Middle East Dr. Nadia Atif, Fulbright Exchange Scholar

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Women of the Arab World Film Series, Winter 2004

Women of the Arab World Film Series, Winter 2004 Open to all – Admission Free Mondays 6:00 - 202 Wellman Hall January 26: Umm Kulthum (A Voice Like Egypt) The diva of Arabic music, the most powerful symbol of the Arab world (1996, Michael Goldman) February 2: Wild Flowers, Women of South Lebanon Women of the resistance, a drama of courage, resistance and hope (1986, Jean Khalil Chamoun & Mai Masri) February 9: A Female Cabby in Sidi Bel-Abbes Struggles of Algerian women of today, few resources and many obstacles (2000, Belkacem Hadjadj) February 23: Women of Hezbollah The personal, political and social commitment of two women from Hezbollah in Lebanon (2000, Maher Abi Samra) March 1: Farha Women’s struggles in Palestine, in Israeli prisons, their organizing to better society (M. Anis Barghouti) March 8: Four Women of Egypt Projects for social change, Arab nationalism, Islamic movements, secularism and women (1997, Tahani Rashed)

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Past Events 2015-2016

Events for the Academic Year 2015-2016

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Past Events 2014-2015

Events for the Academic Year 2014-2015

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Past Events 2013-2014

Events for the Academic Year 2013-2014

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Past Events 2012-2013

Events for the Academic Year 2012-2013

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Events Prior to 2012

Events that occurred prior to the 2013-2014 Academic Year

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Mesa Research Symposium 2017

Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies are rapidly growing fields of research reflected in many disciplines –political science, psychology, comparative literature, anthropology, music, feminist and gender studies, sociology, art, and history. The ME/SA Research Symposium is an initiative of the Middle East/South Asia Studies program, and its’ Founding Director, Professor Suad Joseph (Anthropology, Women and Gender Studies) to create a space for students to engage with innovative research topics and build connections in their field of study.

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Last Year's Events

Events that have occurred in the last calendar year

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Amrinder Gill: South Asian Music Performance

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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In Silence, the Secret Speaks: Performance by Seema Kohli

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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The Sun's Rehersal: Public Lecture by Neha Choksi

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

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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Reading and Q&A - Nayomi Munaweera

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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Punjabi Language and Culture Lecture by Nikky Guninder Kaur Singh

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

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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