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Events Prior to 2012

Events that occurred prior to the 2013-2014 Academic Year
Zoom talk and discussion (R 5/21, 4 pm) on marriage May 21, 2020 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Zoom ,
Zoom talk and discussion Blurring Legal and Communal Boundaries: Marriage and Ottoman Armenians in Erzurum and Van, 1830s-1870s by Dr. Dzovinar Derderian May 21, 2020, 4:00 PM @
Hefla/Mela May 19, 2020 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Studnet Community Center, MPR Room ,
ME/SA end of the year event This event is canceled due to COVID 19!
Jamil Kochai Lecture May 11, 2020 from 04:00 PM to 06:30 PM 126 Voorhies,
This event has been canceled!
ME/SA Research Symposium Apr 16, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 05:00 PM 3119, International center,
Abstract to be submitted to by 5 pm, Friday, March 6, 2020. Include your name, your major for undergraduates/department for graduates, year in program, advisor. This Symposium has been canceled!!
Vivek Randive Lecture Apr 10, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 08:00 PM Abbazehdah Lecture Hall, Graduate School of Management,
This Lecture has been canceled!!
Lecture by Sholeh Wolpe - Bita Baryabari Lecture Series Apr 07, 2020 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Reception 6:30pm Lecture 7pm This Lecture has been canceled!!
Houri Berberian - Bita Darybari Lecture series Feb 13, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM Conference Center, Ballroom A ,
Reception 6:30pm Lecture 7pm
Ussama Makdisi Lecture Feb 03, 2020 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Reception 6pm Lecture 7pm
Dr Brar - Lecture on his book on Jabji Shab Jan 11, 2020 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Details coming soon!
Lecture by Hamid Naficy - Bita Baryabari Lecture Series Nov 07, 2019 from 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM International Center - UC Davis campus ,
Reception - 6:30pm Lecture - 7pm
Lecture & Performance by Timucin Cevikoglu - Sufi Music Nov 06, 2019 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM 2203 SS&H Andrews Confernce Room,
ME/SA Open House Oct 30, 2019 from 03:00 PM to 04:30 PM 116 Everson Hall ,
Program Committee Meeting Oct 30, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:55 PM 119 Everson Hall ,
Reading by Novelist Sahba Sarwar Oct 21, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM 126 Voorhies ,
Suraj Yengde Lecture Oct 09, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM 2203 SS&H Andrews Confernce Roon ,
Pann Naik Poetry Reading Oct 07, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM International House,
Hafla Mela 2019 May 22, 2019 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Hafla/Mela May 22, 2019 from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM Multi purpose Room,
Commemorate the ME/SA graduating Class of 2018 and celebrate the achievement of the ME/SA Academic program and community
A reading and discussion by Author Terence Ward from 05-09-2019 06:05 PM to 05-10-2019 09:05 PM ARC Ballroom B,
Terence Ward's critically acclaimed memoir Searching for Hassan narrates the story of an American family's odyssey back to Iran. The passion and love that drives their search and miraculous encounter lives on today in many forms. The author will describe the impact of this bond between the Ward and Ghasemi family and reflect on past and future. Ward's deeply human story has become a bestseller in both Iran and in America.
Stone Men May 09, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM
The palestinians who built Israel
South Asia Film Festival from 05-03-2019 05:05 PM to 05-04-2019 08:05 PM
Presented by UC Davis Middle East and South Asia Studies with 3rd I films Co-sponsors: UC Davis Office of Global Affairs, Davis Humanities Institute, Cinema and Digital Media, Religious Studies, Asian American Studies, UCD Library, International House Davis, Punjabi American Heritage Society, Sikhlens. For more information call: 530-754-4926
How I Met My Great Grandfather: Archives and the writing of history Apr 29, 2019 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM AGR Room ( Alumni Center,
Sherene Seikaly is an associate professor of history at UCSB and the author of Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine
Research Symposium 2019 Apr 18, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 06:00 PM 3119, International Center,
The ME/SA Research Symposium is an annual 1-day event showcasing student work that focuses on the Middle East, South Asia, North Africa and their diasporic communities.
The Arab World between Revolution and Counterrevolution Apr 17, 2019 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM UC Davis International Center Multipurpose Room,
UC Davis Middle East / South Asia Studies, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Office of Global Engagement, and Global Affairs invite you to join us for a lecture by Hicham Alaoui, known as a "dissident" member of the ruling family in the Kingdom of Morocco. Often referred to in the media as "the Red Prince" for his pro-democracy stance, Hicham Alaoui is an outspoken advocate for constitutional monarchy in Morocco. He is a graduate of Princeton University, earned his doctorate in Middle Eastern Studies at Oxford University, and is currently a Research Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University.
Dubai's Spiritual Infrastructure Lecture from 11-13-2018 03:11 PM to 12-13-2018 04:12 PM
Networks of Care among Migrant Muslim Women
New Research and Movie Shine Light on Punjabi Women in California 11-05-2018 01:11 PM
For more information, please refer to
Amanda Lucia lecture Oct 29, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 06:45 PM Andrews conference room ,
Reflecting on reflections of Amma: the perils and profits of the celebrity guru.
Arabic Literature in Brazil Oct 24, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 05:15 PM Olson Hall,
Orientalism, Mistura, and the Cultural Politics of Translating Gibran

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