Schedule

9:00-9:30  |  Breakfast & Registration
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296

9:30-10:55  |  Session 1
Panel I: Everyday Politics in the Middle East, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 236

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  • The Struggle for Equality: Palestinian Arabs and the Military Government of Israel, 1948-1967
  • Non-Ideological Spaces in the Iranian Revolution: The Case of the Tehran Bazaari
  • Generations of Revenge
  • Institutionalization of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon

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Panel II: Imperial Perceptions of the Middle East, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238

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  • Visual Politics: Photographing Eastern Harems and the European Cultural Imagination
  • The Imperial Agenda and Oil Concessions Concerning the Iraqi Railways: From Baghdad to Kirkuk, 1920-1929
  • Victorian Newspapers: The Death of General Gordon and the Revival of Imperialism
  • A Liberty Loving People : Developing an American Identity during the Barbary Wars, 1785-1805  

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11:05-12:30  |  Session 2
Panel III: Religion and Law, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 236

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  • Sufi Modernities 
  • Islamic Feminism: A Discourse of Gender Justice and Equality
  • Shari’a Courts in Israel: Legitimacy and Civil Liberties

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Panel IV: Culture, Politics, and Identity, Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238

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  • As Tenses Implode: Encountering Post-Traumatic Urbanism in Ghassan Kanafani’s ‘Returning to Haifa’
  • Ohad Naharin: Critique of Israeli Identity through Concert Dance
  • Teaching Citizenship in Egypt

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12:30-1:00  |  Lunch
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 296

1:00-2:30  |  Keynote Address: The Arab Spring and Syria: Why Has it Gone So Wrong?Joshua Landis, Associate Professor in the School of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma and Director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies.

Smith Memorial Student Union, room 236