A documentary juxtaposition of the daily lives of two Egyptian boys from very different backgrounds. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and the Study Abroad Program in Cairo.
Celebrating Black History Month with film-maker Fred Kuwornu, who will present the screening of his award-winning documentary film. Fred Kuwornu is director and founder of the Blaq Italiano Project. The documentary brings to light the effort of the 92nd Infantry Division of African-American soldiers who helped liberate Italy from the Nazis.
Scholars and observers agree that while the institutional gains brought about by the Arab Spring are limited, and state-society relations entered a new phase of repression, the events of 2011 did bring about a fundamental change in the relations between the youth and the state in North Africa. Professor Moha Ennaji will explore how youth’s agency performs and transforms society when contesting the prevalent citizen regimes and developing new citizenship forms. February 11, 4pm ZSR Library Auditorium Moha Ennaji is a professor of linguistics and cultural studies at Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fés, Morocco and is one of the leading researchers and writers in North Africa. Sponsored by the Middle East and South Asia Studies Program
An essay documentary of Syrian construction workers building new skyscrapers in Beirut on the ruins caused by the Lebanese civil war. At the same time their own houses are being bombed in Syria. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and Every Campus a Refuge-WFU.
The Office of the Dean of the College invites you to learn more about the engaging scholarship of our College colleagues. The New Ideas Series will occur on the third Thursday of each month of the academic year in the ZSR auditorium. *This February date is postponed one week due to Founder’s Day Convocation. The New Ideas Series will focus on the latest research and innovative ideas of our College faculty. Presentations will be brief so we can pack more new ideas into the hour. Four faculty from across the divisions at different stages of their careers will present for 8 minutes each.
In honor of Women's History Month there will be a Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies History Panel featuring founding faculty of the Women's Studies department to discuss the creation and evolution of the program since the 1980s. Speakers will include Professors Mary DeShazer, Anne Boyle, Peggy Smith, and Sally Barbour. Current Department Chair Simone Caron will moderate. Wine and cheese reception to follow.
A reflection on stereotypes of “the Jew” and “the Arab” through 100 years of film, linked with the biographies of four extraordinary Iraqi-Jewish communists. Co-sponsored by the Middle East & South Asia Studies Program, the Arabic Program, and the Jewish Studies Program