Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series

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Audio recordings from the Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series

Episódios

  • America in an Arab Mirror

    America in an Arab Mirror

    11/06/2013 Duração: 40min

    Kamal Abdel-Malek discusses his anthology of translated excerpts of travel writing from Arabic, portraying the many faces of the love-hate ties between the Arab world and the United States.

  • Turkish Protests

    Turkish Protests

    05/06/2013 Duração: 53min

    A panel discussion on Turkish protests.

  • About In an Antique Land

    About In an Antique Land

    24/05/2013 Duração: 30min

    This multi-generic book moves back and forth between Amitav Ghosh's experience living in small villages and towns in the Nile Delta and his reconstruction of a Jewish trader and his slave's lives in the eleventh century.

  • Hellenic Studies: Landscapes of the Late Byzantine Village  Monastery: A View from the Morea

    Hellenic Studies: Landscapes of the Late Byzantine Village & Monastery: A View from the Morea

    17/05/2013 Duração: 57min

    A look across the layered landscape of the Morea, the medieval Peloponnese, to investigate the relationship between villages and monasteries.

  • Women, War  Human Rights: Lessons from Afghanistan, Iraq  Palestine

    Women, War & Human Rights: Lessons from Afghanistan, Iraq & Palestine

    09/05/2013 Duração: 42min

    From "Shock and Awe" to drone strikes, Therese Saliba looks at the real effects on women's lives from a decade of military interventions in the Middle East and the implications for women's human rights.

  • Minorites  the Arab Revolutions

    Minorites & the Arab Revolutions

    25/04/2013 Duração: 01h07min

    The political upheavals in the Arab republics since 2011 have shaken old political hierarchies and opened elections to once-banned groups. Because the republics sought support from minorities, these revolutions have put the latter in a difficult position

  • Iran: Modern  Medieval

    Iran: Modern & Medieval

    11/04/2013 Duração: 27min

    Conflicting positions on Iran stem from the fact that Iran itself is divided—a nation at once modern and medieval.

  • The Ideal Warrior in the Persian Book of Kings

    The Ideal Warrior in the Persian Book of Kings

    10/04/2013 Duração: 01h11min

    Written by Abu'l Qasim Firdausi at the end of the tenth century, the Shahnameh, the Persian Book of Kings, traces the course of Persian history from Creation to the mid-seventh century.

  • The Arab Spring and Womens Political Rights: Gain or Loss?

    The Arab Spring and Women's Political Rights: Gain or Loss?

    07/03/2013 Duração: 37min

    The Middle East Studies Center's monthly brownbag Lunch and Learn series provides an opportunity for the campus community to learn more about the Middle East through informal presentations and discussions with scholars and experts.

  • Hasht Bihisht: the Garden of the Eight Paradises - the place of the garden in early Mughal culture

    'Hasht Bihisht': the Garden of the Eight Paradises - the place of the garden in early Mughal culture

    28/02/2013 Duração: 59min

    This illustrated talk discussed the Central Asian and Afghan origins of the Mughal Empire of India (1526-1739/1858) as revealed in the Turki or Chaghatai Turkish autobiography of the founder of the Empire, Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur (1483-1530).

  • Electoral Politics in Tunisia

    Electoral Politics in Tunisia

    20/02/2013 Duração: 57min

    A discussion of Tunisia's first post-transition election following the ratification of its constitution by the constituent assembly.

  • Women Writers of Iran: Past and Present

    Women Writers of Iran: Past and Present

    14/02/2013 Duração: 56min

    A look at some of the continuities and connections between earlier and contemporary Iranian Women's writing.

  • Beyond Zionism: A New Paradigm for Peace in Palestine

    Beyond Zionism: A New Paradigm for Peace in Palestine

    11/02/2013 Duração: 01h03min

    Miko Peled is an Israeli writer and activist living in San Diego. His book _The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine_ follows the development of the Israeli Palestinian issue from a national and personal perspective.

  • Art and Nonviolent Resistence in Syria

    Art and Nonviolent Resistence in Syria

    24/01/2013 Duração: 26min

    A panel discussion centering on the film, The Suffering Grasses, directed by Iara Lee, which aims to give voice to those most affected by the violence in Syria.

  • Hellenic Studies: Open Discussion with the Readers of Homer

    Hellenic Studies: Open Discussion with the Readers of Homer

    03/12/2012 Duração: 42min

    A roundtable discussion with the Readers of Homer, students, faculty and community participants, following a marathon Iliad reading.

  • (Post-)Revolution Tunisia

    (Post-)Revolution Tunisia

    15/11/2012 Duração: 41min

    An informal discussion of contemporary Tunisia

  • Conventional Wisdoms of the Arab Spring: Algerian and Tunisian Exceptionalism?

    Conventional Wisdoms of the Arab Spring: Algerian and Tunisian Exceptionalism?

    15/11/2012 Duração: 52min

    Few would have ever anticipated that events 'triggering' the 'Arab Spring' would have come from Tunisia, and fewer still would have thought Algeria would weather the subsequent storm.

  • Hellenic Studies:Why we know Plato: Byzantium and the Classics

    Hellenic Studies:Why we know Plato: Byzantium and the Classics

    19/10/2012 Duração: 01h01min

    In October 2012 Hellenic Studies was honored to welcome the Onassis Scholar Program to Oregon with a three-lecture series by Professor Dimitrios Tsougarakis, renowned scholar of Byzantine history from the Ionian University, Greece.

  • Arab Israeli Conflict and Cooperation: The Question of Water

    Arab Israeli Conflict and Cooperation: The Question of Water

    18/10/2012 Duração: 42min

    Does territory exist over which sovereignty has been sought politically or militarily, or which would be insisted upon in the course of current territorial negotiations, solely because of its access to water sources?

  • From Pearls to FIFA: A Narrative of Dohas Budding Architecture  Urbanism

    From Pearls to FIFA: A Narrative of Doha's Budding Architecture & Urbanism

    09/10/2012 Duração: 01h10min

    Critical observation of Gulf cities' development in the last decade reveals a number of architectural and urban paradigms. Through an elaborate attempt to construct a new contemporary identity within a knowledge-based approach to urban development, Doha emerges as a new architectural and urban utopia. A critical reading of this model suggests a number of architectural and urban challenges. This presentation will trace the change from resource and industrial economies to a creative and knowledge-based economy, a transformation which has been seen as inevitable change for Gulf cities in a rapidly approaching post-carbon world.

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