Join the Middle East Institute cosponsored two-day conference addressing important issues on African Languages, the agency, and the production of knowledge with Keynote Speakers Professor Ghirmai Negash (Ohio University) and Professor Fallou Ngom (Boston University)
Please join the Middle East Institute and leading Iranian intellectuals from around the country for a special two-day Persica Forum. This conference includes critical discussions of controversial topics centered on religious and secular thought among some leading Iranian intellectuals.
Join us for an afternoon with special guest Tariq Ramadan (Oxford University) joined by Brinkley Messick (Middle East Institute), Katherine Pratt Ewing (Columbia University), and Hasan Azad (Columbia University) as we look at the intimate interconnections among Muslims, Islam, and the West.
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How, in the decades after the civil war, did an abstract ideal of peace give way to a distinct space occupied by diverse groups of experts in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East? Based on ethnographic research with diplomats, NGO members, mediators, conflict resolution specialists and UN officials in Geneva, Beirut and New York City, I argue that the current policy regimes on peace-making and crisis prevention in the Arab World are based on moralized perceptions of political violence, which largely impede our understanding of the regions’ history and society...
HOW DO AUTHORS AND READERS INHABIT DIFFERENT DISCOURSES AND UNDERSTANDINGS OF ADAB? HOW IS TEXTUAL AUTHORITY IN ARABIC GENERATED THROUGH COMPETING DISCIPLINARY SENSES OF INTERPRETATION AND CITATION? HOW DOES THIS ALL RELATE TO LITERARY FORM? AND WHEN ISN’T IT ADAB ANYMORE?