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The Middle East Center at Penn sponsors and supports programs and initiatives across the disciplines and professional schools, and runs a dynamic outreach program in the Delaware Valley. Faculty and students at Penn are also active and prominent in the field of Middle East studies, making significant and highly regarded contributions to scholarly output in their areas of interest. We will continue to update news of the Center's activities and highlight the achievements of our faculty and students here.

Oct
24
Kimberly Pulliam and Mohammed Salih Nowhere to Hide, a film by Zaradasht Ahmed, follows nurse Nori Sharif through five years in the "Triangle of Death" in Central Iraq. Introduction and Q&A are hosted by Kimberley Pulliam and Mohammed Salih. Kimberly Pulliam who is a registered nurse and currently a Penn MSN student worked for 18 years as a community organizer for health programs in Afghanistan. Mohammed Salih, a scholar from Iraqi Kurdistan and currently a PhD-student at the Annenberg School of Communication is a former freelance journalist who covered the Islamic state. To RSVP click on this link: http://www.nursing.upenn.edu/calendar/#event_id/2735/view/event
6:30pm
Claire M. Fagin Hall 216, 418 Curie Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104
Oct
25
Emily Sutcliffe, Director of Social Justice at Penn Law, Raha Rafii, Ph.D. Candidate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at UPenn This workshop which deals with women in the Middle East features Emily Sutcliffe and Raha Rafii. Teachers will receive credit and a $50 stipend for a submitted lesson plan. Please contact Valerie Concordia to sign up: 856-227-7200 x 4333 vconcordia@camdencc.edu
4:30pm
The Center at Camden County College, Room 101, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus
Oct
25
Dr. Paul R. Pillar, The Iran Project
7:00pm
Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012-0200
Oct
29
Lior Sternfeld, Assistant Professor of History and Jewish Studies, Penn State College of Liberal Arts In the early 20th century, the Iranian Jewish communities were largely disenfranchised, marginalized and, impoverished. By the 1979 revolution, that situation was radically changed. In this talk, Dr. Sternfeld explores the history of Iranian Jewish society in a time of great upheaval and social change.  
5:30pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4C8
Oct
31
Azadeh Akhlaghi Azadeh Akhlaghi's photography has been exhibited  in prestigious exhibitions and galleries around the world. Her innovative work includes staging political deaths in the history of contemporary Iran. At this special exposition, she wil be discussing the significance of this project in the context of the post-revolutionary Islamic Republic. 
2:00pm
Meyerson Hall, Room B2, 210 South 34th Street. Philadelphia . PA . 19104
Nov
1
Dr. Wendy Pearlman, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University
7:00pm
Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012-0200
Nov
2
Various Information for the Dari workshop and how to RSVP can be found in the flyer attached below.
9:00am
English Graduate Student Lounge, Fisher Bennett Hall, Room 330
Nov
9
Ayça Çubukçu Join us for a book talk with Ayça Çubukçu, Associate Professor in Human Rights & Co-Director of Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Dr. Çubukçu will be discussing  the World  Tribunal on Iraq, a transnational network of activists who worked to challenge official narratives  and hold poliiticians accountable from 2003-2005.
12:00pm
TBD