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Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 -- 1:00pm

Lunch and a Lecture: Prof. Haidar Khezri


From Death to a New Birth: The Journey of Majnun Leyla in the Islamic World


Please join us in the CSME conference room on Tuesday, Aprill 22nd as we present "Lunch and a Lecture".  This week, Prof. Haidar Khezri will be speaking about Majnun Layla in literature throughout the Islamic world.  The event will take place at 1pm, and is free and open to the public.  Free lunch will be provided!


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Time and Date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Location: CSME Conference Room

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of the Middle East

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 -- 10:00am


Israel in the Middle East?

Nonwestern identities in Jewish Israeli Society


It has long been argued that in developing itself as a western nation, Israel missed an opportunity to root itself in its Middle Eastern setting. In particular, it has been argued that Israel failed to utilize its mass immigration of Jews from the Middle East to create an identity for itself that was both Jewish and Arab. Work in this vein, however, has focused on the past and illuminated the road not taken. This panel will focus on evidence (or lack of evidence) of currently viable nonwestern Israeli Jewish identities, and their implied connections to Israel’s geographic setting. Is an Arab identity for Jews no longer feasible? And if not, what is?


This event is free and open to the public, and free lunch will be provided.


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Time and Date: Wednesday, April 23rd, 10:00am - 1:30pm

Location: Distinguished Alumni Room, IMU

Sponsored by: Center for the Study of the Middle East, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures