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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
26
Middle East Center and Yalla Penn's Premiere Middle Eastern Dance & Drum Troupe, Yalla and the Middle East Center present: Yalla Performance and Belly Dancing Lessons at the Platt Student Performing Art House, Room 160 Stouffer Commons
5:30pm
Platt Student Performing Art House, Room 106 Stouffer Commons
Oct
30
B. Harun Küçük We are pleased to offer a five-lecture series on Refugees and Migration, September - October, 2017. The lecture series is cosponsored by the American Research Institute in Turkey and the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center, and hosted by The Center for Civic Leadership at Camden CC. The series will provide professional education credits to teachers in NJ and PA. 10/30 Lecture 5: B. Harun Küçük is an Assistant Professor of History and Sociology of Science at the University of Pennsylvania Middle East Center. Dr. Küçük will examine how scholars, craftsmen, and prisoners of war integrated themsleves into urban life in Istanbul during the time of the Ottoman Empire.
7:00pm
Blackwood Campus of Camden Community College
Nov
2
Rayya El Zein CARGC Colloquium by Rayya El Zein Revamping Gender: Nostalgia and Affect in Beirut's Musical Cabarets Lunch begins at 11:45PM. Space is limited. Please RSVP to marina.krikorian@asc.upenn.edu
12:00pm
3901 Walnut Street, Room 602
Nov
2
Professor Ian Lustick Middle East Center, Browne Center for International Politics, Penn in Washington, and the Perry World House Please join us on Thursday, November 2nd at the Amado Recital Hall in Irvine Auditorium for a book talk with Dr. Shadi Hamid, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Shadi Hamid will be discusssing huis latest book, Rethinking Political Islam with University of Pennsylvania Professor Ian Lustick.   Registration is required and space is limited. To register please click on the link.
5:30pm
Amado Rectial Hall, Room 110 Irvine Auditorium 3401 Spruce Street
Nov
8
Pamela Karimi Please join us for a talk by Pamela Karimi from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth on her upcoming research project, "Designing Dissidence: INstituting and Inhabiting the Iranian Underground".
3:30pm
Annenberg 111, Annenberg School of Communication, 3620 Walnut St
Nov
13
Alice Su, Fareed Mostoufi Join the Pulitzer Center's Alice Su as she presents a speech on how to have meaningful conversations with students on the issue of terrorism in the classroom. She will be followed by a dinner and moderated discussion with the Pulitzer Center's Fareed Mostoufi. Participation is free, but space is limited. Teachers will receive a certificate noting their completion of the workshop.  Please email registration forms to Valerie Concordia at vconcordia@camdencc.edu.
4:30pm
Camden County College
Nov
14
Come listen to testimonies from Pulitzer student fellows and have your questions regarding the fellowship answered by staff members of the Middle East and South Asia Centers with special guest Pulitzer journalist Alice Su. Lunch will be provided. 
1:00pm
Graduate Student Lounge 3rd Floor (Room 330), Fisher-Bennett Hall 3340 Walnut Street
Nov
27
Nahid Siamdoust Please join us for a talk by Nahid Siamdoust for a talk about her recent book, "Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran".
3:30pm
College Hall 200 (Class of 1954 Lecture Hall)