Nov
16
9:30pm 9:30pm

A Cultural Passage Illuminated: An Egyptian Past, Present, and Future Through the Eyes of Gamal Al-Ghitani

  • Kellogg Auditorium (15th Floor) International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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"A Cultural Passage Illuminated: An Egyptian Past, Present and Future Through the Eyes of Gamal Al-Ghitani"
Speaker: Gamal Al-Ghitani, Egyptian Novelist and translation by Hossam Fakhr, head of the United Nations Department of Arabic Translation
Co-sponsor: Turath, the Undergraduate Arab Students Association at Columbia University

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Middle East Institute Internship Panel
Nov
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Middle East Institute Internship Panel

  • 1118 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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Student Panelists: Josh Mathew, Publications Intern, The Middle East Institute (Washington, DC); Linda Haddad, Intern, UNDP Syria; Eliza Margarita Bates, Advocacy Project Peace Fellow, Democracy and Worker's Rights Center (DWRC); Gustavo Chacra , International News reporter, O Estado de Sao Paulo
Representatives from Organizations hiring Interns: Laurel Rapp, International Education Program Manager, OneVoice Movement (Middle East conflict resolution organization): International Education Program internship positions available; Judith Z. Miller, co-director, Art project "Brooklyn & Baghdad: Common Roots": Internship positions available
Co-sponsors: Office of Career Services (OCS)

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Turkey in Crisis: Strategies for Disarming, Demobilizing, and Reintegrating the Kurdistan Worker's Party
Nov
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Turkey in Crisis: Strategies for Disarming, Demobilizing, and Reintegrating the Kurdistan Worker's Party

  • 1134 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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Speaker: David L. Phillips, Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Human Rights, and Project Director, National Committee on American Foreign Policy
Co-sponsors: Center for the Study of Human Rights; Arnold A. Saltzman, Institute for War and Peace Studies

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Nov
2
to Nov 3

Islam in Turkey Today

Columbia University's Middle East Institute and Center for Democracy, Toleration and Religion, along with the Turkish Cultural Center (New York) and the Institute of Turkish Studies (Washington, DC), sponsored a symposium dedicated to examining Islam's role in contemporary Turkey. Entitled "Islam in Turkey Today," the symposium showcased the work of a global array of scholars working on the interaction between Islam and state in Turkey. Presenters will include several members of the Turkish parliament as well. Sessions on Friday, November 2 focused broadly on the role of Islam in the Ottoman empire, along with Islamic movements that sprung up in the aftermath of its collapse, from the more traditionally based to the well-known Gulen movement. Saturday's sessions spotlighted the current relationship between Islam and politics, examining both the 2007 elections and the interplay between culture and religion in Turkish politics.

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Lost Worlds of Imperial Cities: From Sarajevo to Jaffa
Oct
31
11:00am11:00am

Lost Worlds of Imperial Cities: From Sarajevo to Jaffa

  • 1501 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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Speaker: Robert Donia, Research Associate, Center for Russian and East European Studies; Adam LeBor, correspondent for The Times of London and the Economist University of Michigan; Robert Geraci, Associate Professor of History, University of Virginia

Co-sponsors: Harriman Institute, East Central European Center

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Investment Climate in Egypt
Oct
18
12:30pm12:30pm

Investment Climate in Egypt

  • 1118 International Affairs Building, Columbia University (map)
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Speaker: Laura Osman, Partner and Managing Director of Concord International Investments Group, Manager of the Concord Group's International Egyptian Public Equity funds and Member of its Investment Committee

Co-sponsor: Business School

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