The Middle East Center is very excited to spread this. The following announcement was shared with the MEC by the Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary Journal.
Congratulations to Rawad Wehbe and Ali Noori, the recipients of this year's Janet Lee Stevens Award for Arabic and Islamic Studies!
We welcomed Yasser Elsheshtawy, who presented a talk that examined temporality and transience as an urban condition in the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
We had Iranian-American author Moniro Ravanipour, with translator Mohammad Ghanoonparvar, Professor Fatemeh Shams, and Dr. Mahyar Entezari offer their thoughts on contemporary Iranian fiction.
Professor Ian Lustick, Professor of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania, presented his new work titled "Paradigm Lost.” It offers a provocative explanation of why continued attempts by Israelis and Palestinians to divide
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