Events

10/14/2019 Al-Andalus: A Musical Journey

Al-Andalus: A Musical Journey

A concert & lecture

By Flamenco Master Oscar Herrero

And Prof. Nicola Carpentieri

Monday, October 14, 2019

5:00 pm

Konover Auditorium (Storrs)

Free Admission

Co-sponsored by UCHI, the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, Global Affairs, The Abrahamic Initiative, Middle East Studies, and Arabic and Islamic Studies.

10/17/2019 Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins

“Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins” – Panel Discussion and Book Launch with Prof. Sarah Willen

Thursday, October 17

Heritage Room, Babbidge Library, Storrs

4:00-6:00 pm

About the Book
In Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), Sarah S. Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UConn, examines the impact of a mass deportation campaign targeting migrant workers in Israel. Drawing on nearly two decades of ethnographic engagement with migrants and human rights activists in Tel Aviv, the book explores migrants’ struggles to craft meaningful, flourishing lives despite the exclusions and vulnerabilities they endure. [Read more]

About the Panel

Join us for a panel discussion followed by a response from the author with migration studies scholars Tally Amir, PhD, LLB (Harvard University); Heide Castañeda, PhD, MPH (University of South Florida); and Jennifer S. Hirsch, PhD (Columbia University). Light refreshments will be served.

The event is sponsored by the UConn Human Rights Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Middle East Studies Program. If you require an accommodation, please contact Pamela Weathers at pamela.weathers@uconn.edu or 860-486-2271.

10/17/2019 Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins

“Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins” – Panel Discussion and Book Launch with Prof. Sarah Willen

Thursday, October 17

Heritage Room, Babbidge Library, Storrs

4:00-6:00 pm

About the Book
In Fighting for Dignity: Migrant Lives at Israel’s Margins (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019), Sarah S. Willen, Associate Professor of Anthropology at UConn, examines the impact of a mass deportation campaign targeting migrant workers in Israel. Drawing on nearly two decades of ethnographic engagement with migrants and human rights activists in Tel Aviv, the book explores migrants’ struggles to craft meaningful, flourishing lives despite the exclusions and vulnerabilities they endure. [Read more]

About the Panel

Join us for a panel discussion followed by a response from the author with migration studies scholars Tally Amir, PhD, LLB (Harvard University); Heide Castañeda, PhD, MPH (University of South Florida); and Jennifer S. Hirsch, PhD (Columbia University). Light refreshments will be served.

The event is sponsored by the UConn Human Rights Institute, the Humanities Institute, the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, and the Middle East Studies Program. If you require an accommodation, please contact Pamela Weathers at pamela.weathers@uconn.edu or 860-486-2271.

09/26/18 Development, Politics, Demography, and Diffusion

Development, Politics, Demography, and Diffusion:

The Anti-Regime Protests in Iran, December 2017 - January 2018

Mohammad Ali Kadivar, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology and International Studies
Boston College

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:15 - 1:30 P.M.
Oak Hall 408

Sponsored by Global Affairs, Middle East Studies, and the
Department of Sociology.

Questions? Contact Jeremy Pressman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science; Director, Middle East Studies.
jeremy.pressman@uconn.edu

Mohammad Ali Kadivar

03/06/18 “Addressing the Emergency in Ghouta”

Addressing the Emergency in Ghouta

A forum to address the emergency in Ghouta, Syria

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
6:00-8:00pm
Room 162
Dodd Center
405 Babbidge Road
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Dialogue with Stanley Heller and video testimonial from a civilian from Ghouta. This event will inform audience members of the political motivations behind the crisis, provide a humanitarian perspective, and inform audience members of what they can do to alleviate the crisis within their own communities.

Stanley Heller is the chairman of The Middle East Crisis Committee of Hartford, CT. He is also the host of a weekly TV show titled “The Struggle,” in which he’s interviewed a number of Syrians and Syrian-Americans about the Democratic Uprising in Syria.

Hosted by: UConn’s More Than 10,000 

For more information, please visit the Facebook event page.

10/12/17 “Feminism in Islam”

“Feminism in Islam”

Thursday, October 12, 2017
5:00-7:00pm
Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
The Muslim Law Students’ Association is collaborating with the Women Law Students’ Association and Diversity Committee to bring a panel of female Muslim attorneys. They will be taking us on a journey through women’s rights, 600 A.D. to the present, discussing female empowerment and feminism in Islam. Dinner will be served.
Speakers:
Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Attorney Uswah Khan

Mubarakah Ibrahim
 

For more information, please contact: Elaf Al-Wohaibi- elaf.al-wohaibi@uconn.edu

 

11/06/2017 “Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win”

Prof. Peter Krause (Boston College)

Monday, November 6, 2017

12:15 pm

Oak 438

Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Department of Political Science

Based on years of fieldwork and interviews in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, Krause’s new book Rebel Power explains why some national movements like the Zionists, Algerians, and Irish have been able to establish independent states like Israel, Algeria, and Ireland while others like the Palestinians, Kurds, and Basques have not. Furthermore, the book explains how nationalist groups like the Haganah and Irgun, Fatah and Hamas, and the IRA and SDLP cooperate to gain independence while simultaneously competing with each other to lead it, as well as why they opt for violent or nonviolent methods.