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​​​​Events and Meetings​
Fall 2018
Center for Middle East First Meeting

M, 9/24 at 12:00pm, Global Education Center, Geigraphy, DMF Sciense Building/DMFRoom 272 first floor, Science Building
Fall 2018. A repeat meeting will be
held at 2:00pm.


Spring 2017
Fall 2017
Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017DISTINGUISHED LECTURER: Iraqi Kurds Referendum for Independence and its Geopolitical Consequences in the Region by Dr. Beriwan Al-Khailany, Member of Iraqi Parliament, Representative of Iraqi Kurds, and Member of Higher Education Parliamentary Committee.​ 
Room: Maxwell Heritage Room 
​​​Moderator: Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi 
Discussant: Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar, Professor and Acting Chair, Political Science Department. 
Organized and sponsored by the Center for Middle East Studies, Bridgewater State University 

Open to the public

Fall 2016
Events and Meetings
Monday, Sept 26, 2016
Film Screening: (Iranian film)The Day I Became a Woman, directed by Marzieh Meshkini
12:00-1:30pm, MDR Rm (104 Maxwell Library)
Open to the public

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Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
1. 12:30pm InFocus TV program, Bridgewater Cable TV-9: Global Dialogue: Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi and Dr. Curtiss Hoffman with Dr. Iain Edgar, Author of The Dream in Islam
rom Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration, University of Durham, United Kingdom.
Organized by CMES and Cosponsored by the Anthropology Department.
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2.Tuesday, Oct 4, 2016
Lecture at 6:00pm, DMF Auditorium.
Title: The Dream in Islam from Qur'anic Tradition to Jihadist Inspiration by Dr. Ian R. Edgar, University of Durham, United Kingdom.
Open to the Public

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Monday, Oct 24, 2016
Film Screening: Days of Democracy, Egyptian documentary film
11:00am-12:15pm, Maxwell Heritage Room
Open to the public.
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Wednesday, Nov 2, 2016
Panel Discussion: 11:00am-12:30pm
The Impacts of Presidential Elections on Middle East Affairs
Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar, Political Science; Dr. Tahir Al-Bakaa, Global Languages and Literature,
Dr. Brian Frederick, Political Science, and Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, the Center for Middle East Studies.
Room: RCC, Small Ballroom
Open to the public
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Monday, Nov 14, 2016
Workshop: Revisiting the Historical Silk Road and its Economic and Social Connection to Global Development
1:00pm-3:00pm
Dr. Chien Wen Yu, Asian Studies Program; Dr. Jabbar Al-Obaidi, the Center for Middle East Studies
Room:TBA
Open to all students, faculty, librarians, and staff.

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Meetings

Middle East Studies First Meeting

1.     Monday, 9/26 at 11:00am-12:00, Monday, in 330 Conference Room, Maxwell Library, Minnock Center for International Engagement.
2.     A repeat meeting: Monday, 9/26 at 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday, in 330 Conference Room, Maxwell Library, Minnock Center for International Engagement.

Middle East Studies Second Meeting

1.     Monday, 11/28 at 11:00am-12:00, Monday, in 330 Conference Room, Maxwell Library, Minnock Center for International Engagement.
2.     A repeat meeting: Monday, 11/28 at 3:30pm-4:30pm, Monday, in 330 Conference Room, Maxwell Library, Minnock Center for International Engagement.


Spring 2016

Middle East Awareness Week (March 28-April 25-2016)
*April 20, 2016
Lecture: Islam:Unity and Diversity
By Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar
Department of Political Science, BSU
1:50pm-3:30pm
Dunn Room A
Refreshments will be served
Open to the public

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*April 25, 2016
Lecture: Iraqi Current Challenges and Conflicts: Geopolitical, Economic, and International Developments
Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
12:15 pm-1:30 pm
Refreshment will be served.
Open to the Public

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*April 11, 2016
Lecture: ISIS:What It Is, What It Is Not
By Dr. Shaheen Mozaffar
Department of Political Science, BSU
12:20pm-1:35pm
Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Refreshments will be served
Open to the public
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*April 6, 2016
Film Screening: The 80 Trains Around the World: Morocco Sex and Rap
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Burnell 132B
Open to the Public

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* March 28, 2016

Lecture: Visualizing Baghdad: Urban History in Iraq, 1921-1963

By Professor Andrew Alger
Graduate Center-the City University of New York (CUNY)
Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Refreshments will be served.
Open to the public
Alger poster 13x19.pdfAlger poster 13x19.pdf
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*March 3, 2016
12:25-1:45pm
Lecture: Peace or Justice? Dialogue Groups Between Turkish and American Communities in the U.S.
Dr. Anna Ohanyan, Professor and Chairperson, Political Science and International Studies, Stonehill College
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*February 10, 2016
12:20pm-1:35pm
Lecture: The Cultural Heritage Crises in the Middle East
Dr. Michael Zimmerman, Antro[ology Department
The Heritage Room, Maxwell Library
Open to the public.
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*February 7, 2016
11:30am-2:00pm
Islam and Syrian Refugees
Forum
First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church,
50 School St, Bridgewater
Open to the public
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Fall 2015

​Date Monday, November 2, 2015 at 3:15pm 
Lecture ISIL/Daesh: War on Civilizations, Cultures, and Humanity: Local, Regional, and International Dynamics
Room  The Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library
(Ret) Major General Dr. Mouayad Al Windawi, Head of Foreign Relation Department/ Iraqi Center for Strategic Studies and former political affairs officer/UNAMI- Iraq. Some of his critical work submitted in meetings at the State department, Washington, D.C.
The lecture is open to the public and free. 

​Date Monday, November 9, 2015 at 12:20pm
Lecture
A Medieval Islamic Republic of Letters by Professor Muhsin Al-Musawi​
Room  The Heritage Room of the Maxwell Library
Professor Muhsin al-Musawi is a literary critic and a scholar of classical and modern Arabic literature and comparative cultural  studies. He taught for over two decades at universities in the Arab world before moving to Columbia University. He is the author of twenty-eight books (including four novels) and over sixty scholarly articles. He has been the editor of the Journal of Arabic Literature [ Brill Academic Publishers] since 2000.

Date
Monday, September 21, 2015​ at 12:30pm
Lecture The Current Situation in Libya: Exploring Possibilities For Conflict Escalation and Political Reconciliations, Peace, and Stability.
​Room Rondileau Campus Center (RCC) Auditorium​
By His Excellency Ambassador Ibrahim Omar Dabbashi, Representative of the Permanent Mission of Libya to the United Nations