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Speakers from ’15-’16 included:

Professor Amr Hamzawy from the American University in Cairo/Stanford University, who gave a talk on Authoritarianism in Egypt, the visit of Jaylani Hussein from the Minneapolis chapter of the Council on American and Islamic Relations who gave a talk on Islamophobia and government-community relations in Minneapolis, and the visit of Professor Nadav Shelef from the University of Wisconsin at Madison who gave a talk on Nationalism in Israeli politics.

Speakers from ’16-’17 included:

Professor Anver Emon of the University of Toronto, who gave a lecture on “Islamic Natural Law Theories” and “Islamic Law at the Borders: Jurisdiction and Sharia in International Child Abductions” at St. Olaf and Carleton.  Prof. Emon also met with students interested in Middle East Studies and Religion and International Law from both colleges and held a workshop for faculty.

Professor Mitri al-Raheb of Dar al-Kalima College in Bethlehem, who gave a lecture on Religion and Political Disagreement in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Professor Steven Caton of Harvard University, who gave lectures on “The Ethnography of Film Industries in the Middle East” and “Up the Creek: Land, Water, and Development in Dubai” at St. Olaf and Carleton.  Prof. Caton also met with students from both colleges and held a workshop for faculty.

Speakers from ’17-’18 include:

Hakim Abderrezak from the University of Minnesota’s Department of French and Italian will give a talk entitled
“Burning the Sea, the Refugee Crisis and the Mediterranean Cemetery”
Wednesday 1 November, Tomson Hall 280, 7.30pm