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      New courses in Middle East Studies for fall 2014

      Before you pre-register, explore the course offerings in Middle East Studies and requirements for completing an MES concentration. See the full list of MES-related courses for more details. >>>

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      Call for applications: MES Assoc Director

      Middle East Studies invites applications for the position of Associate Director, Middle East Studies.

      See job posting for further details. >>>

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      Call for applications for the 2014 Digital Islamic Humanities Workshop

      Applications for “Textual Corpora and the Digital Islamic Humanities: A Workshop” are due May 15. The workshop will take place from October 17-18, 2014. >>>

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      Assistant Professor in Religious Studies Nancy Khalek has received the John R. Workman Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities for 2014. She will be honored at the University Awards Ceremony hosted by the Sheridan Center on May 5 in Sayles Hall at 5:00pm.

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      New Aga Khan professor joins faculty

      Amal Sachedina will join Middle East Studies|Brown in the fall 2014 as the 2014-15 Aga Khan visiting professor in Islamic Humanities. Sachedina completed her graduate work in socio-cultural anthropology and Middle East studies at the University of California, Berkeley. >>>

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      Mellon Postodoc Fellow appointed

      Nicola Perugini, an anthropologist who teaches at and directs the Al Quds Bard Honors College Human Rights Program in Jerusalem, joins Middle East Studies|Brown as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Italian Studies and Middle East Studies. >>>

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      Mellon Visiting Prof. Adi Ophir to teach fall 2014 course in Middle East Studies

      Mellon Visiting Professor of Humanities Adi Ophir will teach “Israel/Palestine: A Critical Lexicon” in the fall of 2014. The course will be offered in Middle East Studies. >>>

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      Tickets for May 10 Mohsen Namjoo concert on sale now

      Tickets for Mohsen Namjoo’s May 10 concert, “When you talk about Iranian fusion, what are you talking about?” are on sale for $22/$12 students. Buy tickets here. >>>

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      Elias Muhanna interviews Jadaliyya founder Bassam Haddad on Guernica

      Professor of Comparative Literature Elias Muhanna spoke with Haddad about telling alternative stories, understanding the life cycles of revolution, and confronting “the weight of ancient problems.” >>>

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      Deadlines for senior concentrators

      Senior concentrators must send final copies of their theses or capstones to Professor Watson and their advisers and sign up for presentation slots by April 15. The presentations of capstones and theses will be held on May 7, 2014 in the Joukowsky Forum.

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      New MES Concentration Requirements

      MES is pleased to announce updates to its concentration requirements, effective Fall 2014. Please note that these requirements do not apply to graduating seniors.

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