UPCOMING EVENTS LECTURES
All events take place at 5:00 in the Sultan Conference Room, 340 Stephens Hall, unless otherwise indicated.
APRIL 7 - CANCELLED Shiraz, History, Poetry
April 21 After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East
Setrag Manoukian, McGill University
Brian Edwards, Northwestern University
BOOK TALKS April 29, 5:00 PM
May 5, 2016
Burning Country: Syrians in Revolution and War Robin Yassin-Kassab and Leila Al-Shami
Religious Difference in a Secular Age: a Minority Report Saba Mahmood, UC Berkeley
EXHIBIT March 28 - April 29 Arab Comics: 90 Years of Popular Visual Culture
April 18, 6:00 PM A talk by exhibit curator Nadim Damluji
A traveling exhibition of original and translated comics from the Arab world, from the 1920s to the present day.
FILMS March 24 - April 17 The Cinematic Landscapes of Nuri Bilge Ceylan: A Retrospective Pacific Film Archive One of the most renowned names in world cinema, Ceylan makes films that focus on family connections and the schisms between city and rural life, the worker and intellectual, and the collective and individual in Turkey. Co-sponsored by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Complete program available here. center for middle eastern studies 19