Topic: Middle East studies

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Samilow ’19: Academic boycotts are bad for the academy

March 16, 2018 0 comments

A Supreme Court justice once said, in the context of the death penalty, that when a judge feels unable to apply a law because of his or her personal views, it’s time to resign and either launch a political campaign or lead a revolution.

Pulizer Prize-winning journalist Alissa Rubin ‘80 discussed the importance of context and history in foreign reporting, particulary in war zones.

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Rubin ’80 discusses morality, challenges of journalism

February 14, 2018 0 comments

When Alissa Rubin ’80 left Brown with a degree in renaissance studies and a hunger to travel, she did not foresee a future in journalism.

Shazhad Bashir will direct the Middle East Studies program as of July 1st,  hoping to expand the reach of the program and its academic offerings.

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Shahzad Bashir to lead Middle East Studies

February 2, 2018 0 comments

Shahzad Bashir, professor of Islamic humanities, will become the new program director for Middle East Studies after Beshara Doumani, current director and professor of modern Middle East history, steps down this summer.

Middle East Studies hosts film series on displacement

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Middle East Studies hosts film series on displacement

April 4, 2017 0 comments

Ursurla Biemann has been welcomed to Brown by the Middle East Studies Department surrounding the theme of “Displacement and the Making of the Modern World.”

Faculty teach-in highlights historical implications of immigration ban

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Faculty teach-in highlights historical implications of immigration ban

February 9, 2017 0 comments

When Sreemati Mitter, assistant professor of Middle Eastern history and international and public affairs, met with Syrian refugees in France