Past Events

Events



Return to Ruin: Iraqi Narratives of Exile and Nostalgia

Zainab Saleh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College
Sep 23, 2021 at

From the US backing for the 1963 Ba'th coup and support for Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1980s, to the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 invasion and occupation, American foreign policy has always been deeply implicated in…



Sustainability Practices in the Middle East: Past, Present, and Future

Climate Week at Penn
Akudo Ejelonu, Gökçe Günel, Susan Roaf, Lily Cheng (moderator)
Sep 22, 2021 at

ONLINE EVENT -- REGISTRATION REQUIRED CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  



The United States, Iraq, and the Experience of Exile

Zainab Saleh, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Haverford College
Sep 21, 2021 at

From the US backing for the 1963 Ba'th coup and support for Saddam Hussein's regime in the 1980s, to the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 invasion and occupation, American foreign policy has always been deeply implicated in…



Romance, Dance, and Happenstance: Egyptian Film Posters Over 50 Years

Egyptian Film Poster Exhibit Launch and Reception
Mohannad Ghawanmeh and Rawad Wehbe
Sep 17, 2021 at

The Middle East Center and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture are proud to present a season of programming dedicated to the art and pageantry of 20th century Egyptian cinema. Join us as we launch this exciting exhibition with a…



Twenty Years Later: The Legacy of 9/11

Spencer Ackerman, Tesneem Alkiek, Col. Vincent Ciuccoli, Carol Kalin, Zubaida Qaissi, and Hazami Sayed
Sep 14, 2021 at

Twenty years have passed since the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Join us for this special retrospective discussion of the many ways the world has been changed, challenged, and reconfigured by the fallout from…



Panel on Afghanistan

Rapid-Response Event
Robert D. Crews and Anila Daulatzai
Aug 24, 2021 at -

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: CLICK HERE Four American presidential administrations. Two decades of war. A fundamental misreading of the geopolitical realities of Afghanistan. A humanitarian crisis as the country falls into…



Liberté, Egalité, Identité

France, American Academia and the Islam Debate
Apr 9, 2021 at -

Registration required, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. In collaboration with the Institut d'Études Avancées de Nantes



Re-Reading Persian Love Poetry

From the Ethics of Experience to the Aesthetics of Vision
Apr 8, 2021 - Mar 30, 2021 at -

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RAPID RESPONSE EVENT

What's Happening in Jordan?
Apr 6, 2021 at -

REGISTRATION REQUIRED, CLICK HERE TO REGISTER. Division within the Jordanian royal family. A former Crown Prince arrested. A whirlwind of rumors surrounding a failed coup. A blow to Jordan's image and reputation as a…



Middle East Film Festival

Five Degrees of Separation: A Dialogue on Middle East Cinema
Mar 23, 2021 at -

For those unable to attend, CLICK HERE FOR EVENT RECORDING Take your seats, and hold onto your popcorn. Our much-loved Middle East Film Festival is going to look just a little different this year… On Tuesday, March 23…