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Hafla/Mela

Hafla/Mela

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

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A reading and discussion by Author Terence Ward

A reading and discussion by Author Terence Ward

Terence Ward's critically acclaimed memoir Searching for Hassan narrates the story of an American family's odyssey back to Iran. The passion and love that drives their search and miraculous encounter lives on today in many forms. The author will describe the impact of this bond between the Ward and Ghasemi family and reflect on past and future. Ward's deeply human story has become a bestseller in both Iran and in America.

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Stone Men

Stone Men

The palestinians who built Israel

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South Asia Film Festival

South Asia Film Festival

Presented by UC Davis Middle East and South Asia Studies with 3rd I films Co-sponsors: UC Davis Office of Global Affairs, Davis Humanities Institute, Cinema and Digital Media, Religious Studies, Asian American Studies, UCD Library, International House Davis, Punjabi American Heritage Society, Sikhlens. For more information call: 530-754-4926

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How I Met My Great Grandfather: Archives and the writing of history

How I Met My Great Grandfather: Archives and the writing of history

Sherene Seikaly is an associate professor of history at UCSB and the author of Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine

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Research Symposium 2019

Research Symposium 2019

The ME/SA Research Symposium is an annual 1-day event showcasing student work that focuses on the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and their diasporic communities.

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The Arab World between Revolution and Counterrevolution

The Arab World between Revolution and Counterrevolution

UC Davis Middle East / South Asia Studies, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Engagement, and Global Affairs invite you to join us for a lecture by Hicham Alaoui, known as a "dissident" member of the ruling family in the Kingdom of Morocco. Often referred to in the media as "the Red Prince" for his pro-democracy stance, Hicham Alaoui is an outspoken advocate for constitutional monarchy in Morocco. He is a graduate of Princeton University, earned his doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University, and is currently a Research Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.

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Dubai's Spiritual Infrastructure Lecture

Dubai's Spiritual Infrastructure Lecture

Networks of Care among Migrant Muslim Women

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New Research and Movie Shine Light on Punjabi Women in California

For more information, please refer to https://lettersandscience.ucdavis.edu/news/new-research-and-movie-shine-light-punjabi-women-california

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Amanda Lucia lecture

Amanda Lucia lecture

Reflecting on reflections of Amma: the perils and profits of the celebrity guru.

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Arabic Literature in Brazil

Arabic Literature in Brazil

Orientalism, Mistura, and the Cultural Politics of Translating Gibran

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New Studies on the Samanids in Uzbekistan

Professor Shamsoddin Kamaloddin Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies

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