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Beyond Sides – Towards Reconciliation: Israeli and Palestinian Women


Photographer Saskia Keeley shares the results of her photography workshops that allow Israeli and Palestinian women discover interconnectivity, respect, and empathy through the use of cameras.  The lecture is illustrated with both the photographs taken and the voices of the participants.

The Shattered Lens: Captivity in Syria


The Shattered Lens:  A War Photographer’s True Story of Captivity and Survival in Syria Jonathan Alpeyrie,The Shattered Lens author and a war journalist, will share his experiences of captivity and survival in Syria.  Film producer and casting director, Bonnie Timmermann, will join him. Moderated by Director for the School of Journalism, Jonathan Kaufman.

Kimberly Jones Celebration of Life


The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the International Affairs Program invite you to a reception to remember our dear colleague Kimberly Jones, Associate Director, International Affairs Program and Associate Teaching Professor of International Affairs and Middle East Studies.  Kimberly passed away on October 7th, 2018. Kimberly was a treasured colleague, an award-winning and beloved teacher, and a…
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Understanding Barriers to Women’s Empowerment


Gender and Development Initiative Presents: Understanding Barriers to Women’s Empowerment:  Institutions, Fertility, and Education Join faculty panel of Professors Valentine Moghadam, Bilge Erten and Mindy Marks as they discuss recent research to help understand barriers to women’s empowerment.  Topics discussed will include the labor market in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia; the motherhood…
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Political Translation: How Social Movement Democracies Survive


Nicole Doerr Associate Professor of Sociology University of Copenhagen Doerr’s award-winning book explores citizens as political translators innovating democracy in social movements, addressing gender, intersectionality, and migration. At a time when the legitimacy of democracies is in question, calls to improve the quality of public deliberation are sweeping the social sciences. Yet, real deliberation lies…
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