Gendering the Gulf Campus: Designing the City State University

When: March 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Room 1022 , 202 S Thayer St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

The Gulf is a rapidly developing region. Coming into being alongside skyscrapers, stadia, and man-made islands are universities and campuses. In a region in which governmental discourse often revolves around human development, higher education plays[…]

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The Leaking Subject: Arab Culture in the Digital Age

When: March 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Room 1022, 202 S Thayer St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, USA

In recent years, Arab activists have confronted authoritarian regimes both on the street and online, leaking videos and exposing atrocities, and demanding political rights. Tarek El-Ariss situates these critiques of power within a pervasive culture[…]

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Situating Rumi in Islam

When: February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: Humphrey Room 25, Hubert H. Humphrey Center, 301 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Rumi has been the best-selling poet in North America for twenty years, but most readers do not seem to be aware of his background and the mystical tradition which he belonged to. This talk will[…]

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