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40 Year Memorial to Janet Lee Stevens
Sep 26, 2023 at - | Fisher-Bennett 401

Join us for a special event as we commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passing of Janet Lee Stevens, a remarkable individual who dedicated her life to bridging cultures and fostering understanding in the Arab world…

Revolution of Things: The Islamism and Post-Islamism of Objects in Tehran

A Book Talk with Kusha Sefat
Oct 10, 2023 at - | Fisher-Bennett 401

In Revolution of Things, Kusha Sefat traces a dynamism between materiality and language that sheds light on how the merger of the two permeates politics. To show how shifting relations between things and terms form the…

Maghreb Noir: Pan-Africanism and the Militant-Artists of North Africa

A Book Talk with Paraska Tolan
Oct 24, 2023 at - | Fisher-Bennett 401

Upon their independence, Moroccan, Algerian, and Tunisian governments turned to the Global South and offered military and financial aid to Black liberation struggles. Tangier and Algiers attracted Black American and…


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