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BBC Arabic Festival Announces 2015 Line-Up

BBC Arabic announces 20 selected works that will make up this year’s BBC Arabic Festival (click here for full program). The Festival will take place in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in Central London and runs from Friday 30 October to Monday 2 November 2015. All events are open to the public and free of charge.
 Tuesday 29th September 2015// BBC Arabic today announced twenty selected works that will make up this year’s BBC Arabic Festival. The Festival will ...

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Political Economy Workshop for Graduate Students/Researchers: Call for Letters of Interest

Dear Researchers, We are writing to solicit Letters of Interest (LI) from doctoral students and other researchers for a workshop to be held in Spring or Summer 2016 on the political economy of the Middle East [Date and Time TBA]. The aim of the workshop is to connect doctoral students and researchers with mid-career and senior scholars working in the field and to provide them with the opportunity to present their research and to receive feedback from a community of ...

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Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing

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[The following statement was released in English, French, Turkish, and German on 17 October 2015. To sign on to this petition, please click here.] Call by Academics for International Solidarity after the Ankara Bombing In the wake of the atrocious bomb attack in Ankara on 10 October that killed over a hundred demonstrators for peace, we, the undersigned academics and scholars, call on the Turkish government to account for these events, and on all governments to reconsider ...

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Dersimli Serdar’in Hikayesi

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Dersimli Serdar’ın Hikayesi [Bu metnin orijinali Yön Haber'de yayımlandı.]  Ankara Katliamı'nda yaşımını yitirenlerden biri de Tunceli Ovacık nüfusuna kayıtlı 33 yaşındaki inşaat işçisi Serdar Ben...Serdar Ben'in arkadaşı ve köylüsü Akın Sabur, Serdar'ın dramatik hikeyesini yazdı  *** Tertele yıllarıdır... Ermeni bir kadın oğlunun kuşağına bir kese altın iliştirerek ''Bu keseyi iyi sakla, düşürme, gideceğin yerde sana sahip çıkarlar, bu keseyi de ...

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Black, Palestinian Artists and Activists Affirm Solidarity in New Video

[Alice Walker, Pulitzer Prize winning author and activist. Image from the Video]

More than 60 leading Black and Palestinian artists and activists are featured in a new video highlighting challenges that both communities are confronting, including militarized policing and the prison industry. The video features Ms. Lauryn Hill, Danny Glover, Cornel West, Angela Davis, Alice Walker, Sapphire, LisaGay Hamilton, the Baha Men, Dream Defenders Co-Founder Ahmad Abuznaid, Yousef Erakat (fouseyTUBE), and others holding up signs such as “Gaza Stands With Ferguson” ...

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ACSS's Hanna Batatu Lecture Series: Inaugural Lecture by Salim Tamari

  The Arab Council for the Social Sciences  The Hanna Batatu Lecture Series Inaugural Lecture Beirut, 14 October 2015, Gefinor Hotel   Schedule Introductions and Lecture: 4:00 pm Welcome and introduction - Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (Chairman of the ACSS Board of Trustees) Remembering Hanna Batatu - Dr. Bassam Haddad (Board of Trustees Member) Introduction to the Inaugural Lecture and to Dr. Salim Tamari – Dr. Seteney Shami ...

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Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on AJE Inside Edition Panel on Escalating Violence in Palestine

Amid escalating protests and violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and Israel, Al-Jazeera English Inside Edition interviewed Gideon Levy of Ha'aretz, Sari Bashi of Human Rights Watch, and Jadaliyya Co-Editor Mouin Rabbani on the subject of Israeli policy in the occupied Palestinian territories. Against a background of summary executions and a shoot-to-kill policy, the discussion considered Israel's obligations under international law as an occupying power ...

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Ankara Bombings: Democracy Now! Interview with HDP’s Hisyar Ozsoy and Turkey Page Co-Editor Asli Bali

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As many as 128 people died in Turkey Saturday when nearly simultaneous explosions ripped through a pro-peace rally in the country’s capital of Ankara. More than 245 people were injured. The bombs went off just as Kurdish groups, trade unions and leftist organizations were preparing to begin a march protesting the resumption of fighting between the Turkish state and Kurdish militants. Earlier today, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu blamed ISIL for carrying out the ...

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Selahattin Demirtas of HDP Responds to Ankara Bombings (Video)

On 10 October 2015, two bombs were detonated in the midst of a mass rally ("The Labor, Democracy, and Peace Meeting) in Ankara, callled for by the trade unions KESK and DISK as well as other civil society organizations. At least ninety-five people were killed in the attacks, according to state sources (other estimates have put the death toll at 128). The attacks come after several months of state violence in Turkey following national elections in early June. In this ...

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Violence In Israel and The Palestinian Territories: It's The Occupation (Video)

As Israel intensifies its violence against Palestinians, Dena Takruri and AJ+ zoom out to remind viewers of the broader and historical context of the violence.    

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Teach-In On Gaza: History, Politics, and Economics (GU Event)

This event continues a series of Teach-Ins, and will focus on the history and current political and economic climate in Gaza. Speakers will examine the current devastation in Gaza and the prospects for the future of a region that UN reports warn will be uninhabitable by 2020 if the current trends continue.  Doctoral student, Seraje Assi starts our public event with a lecture on the condition of Gaza under British Mandate by drawing on ...

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Call for Papers: The Impact of Oil Price Changes on the Economic Growth and Development in the MENA Countries (March 23-25, 2016)

Scholars, academics, experts, and students of Middle East economics from around the world are invited to submit research abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference, entitled The Impact of Oil Prices on the Economic Growth and Development in the MENA countries. Abstracts are accepted in English, Arabic and French however authors will be required to write and present their final papers in English. Arabic simultaneous translation will be made available throughout the ...

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دعوة للمساهمة في دورية "اختيار" الثانية

دعوة للمساهمة في دورية "اختيار" الثانية نحن نسويات ونسويون، نعمل من خلال مجموعة "اختيار" لدراسات وأبحاث النوع الاجتماعي، على تقديم وتوفير الإنتاج المعرفي المعني بالنوع الاجتماعي والجنسانية باللغة العربية من سياق محلي، كي نتشارك به مع المهتمين والمهتمات. وتركز رؤيتنا عن الإنتاج المعرفي باللغة العربية على مجابهة الامتيازات المتعلقة بكون المعرفة عن النوع الاجتماعي والجنسانية متاحة فقط لقلة من الأفراد والمجموعات. في آذار\ مارس 2015، ...

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Migrant States, Mobile Economies: Rethinking the Political in Contemporary Turkey (GMU Event)

  Migrant States, Mobile Economies:  Rethinking the Political in Contemporary Turkey Thursday, 8 October 2015, 3:30-8:00 PM         Merten Hall 1201     GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY  Open to the public  This event brings together scholars from anthropology and political science to interrogate the conceptual relationship between state formation and capital accumulation as related but distinct technologies of power in ...

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Call for Papers: Special Issue of Third Text on 'German Colonialism in the Contemporary World'

Reenactments: German Colonialism in the Contemporary World  Call for Papers – Special Issue of Third Text (July 2016) German colonialism has been until recently a marginalized subject in cultural studies, visual culture, and postcolonial studies in comparison to the analysis of the British and French colonial legacies. Seeking historical and cultural contributions (on case studies) as well as theoretical and philosophical interventions in the field of visual cultures ...

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The Palestine Exception to Free Speech: A Movement Under Attack in the US

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This report, released by the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal in September 2015, documents for the first time the widespread and growing suppression of Palestinian human rights advocacy in the United States. Between January 2014 and June 2015, Palestine Legal responded to nearly 300 incidents of suppression; 85% of those incidents targeted students and professors, on a total of more than 65 US college campuses. This trend has significant implications for ...

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TandemWorks Launches its Rehabilitation Scheme of Beirut River

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The founders of TandemWorks, Mayssa and Alia Badawi, are pleased to announce their inaugural project, Hammoud Badawi, in collaboration with theOtherDada (tOD) Integrated Architecture Lab, the Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC), and UN-Habitat, as part of a scheme to rehabilitate the Beirut River. TandemWorks is a new, Beirut-based non-profit arts organisation which advocates social, cultural, and environmental change by means of multidisciplinary interventions in ...

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مهرجان واشنطن العاصمة للسينما والفنون الفلسطينية في دورته الخامسة

مهرجان واشنطن العاصمة للسينما والفنون الفلسطينية في دورته الخامسة أفلام حول معاناة الفلسطينيين في الداخل المحتل وفي الشتات يُفتتح مهرجان واشنطن العاصمة للسينما والفنون الفلسطينية في دورته الخامسة لهذا العام بين 1 و4 تشرين الأول\أكتوبر في واشنطن العاصمة. وسيتم أثناء المهرجان عرض أفلام تعالج الواقع الفلسطيني في الداخل المحتل وفي المنفى، وستجري مناقشات مع المخرجين المشاركين، كما ستتم نشاطات موسيقية ومحاضرات وأنشطة أدبية وثقافية يشارك فيها مخرجون وموسيقيون وكتاب ...

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Table Ronde: Observer la ville dans le Monde Arabe (Vidéo)

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Le 5 juin 2015, une table ronde intitulée Observer la ville dans le Monde Arabe s'est tenue dans le cadre des "Rendez-vous de l’histoire du monde arabe" de l'Institut du Monde Arabe de Paris. Organisée et animée par Vincent Lemire, historien spécialiste de Jérusalem, elle rassemblait Mercedes Volait, historienne de l’architecture, fondatrice de l’Observatoire urbain du Caire contemporain en 1985 au sein du CEDEJ, Eric Denis, géographe, qui en fut ...

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Fifth Annual DC Palestinian Film & Arts Festival Runs October 1-4, 2015

The DC Palestinian Film and Arts Festival (DCPFAF) is pleased to announce the full program for the fifth annual festival, which will take place between 1-4 October 2015. The festival will feature ten films, discussions with filmmakers from as far as Chile and Palestine, a musical program featuring a seven-piece ensemble, a talk by a photojournalist from Gaza, and a literature program featuring authors Suad Amiry and Ibtisam Azem who will introduce Arabic to the festival for ...

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