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Events 2002-2003

Upcoming lectures, conferences, workshops, and other events.

Spring 2003 Events

*January 3-31, 2003. "Afghanistan 1980-2002: Photographs by Edward Grazda." John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Closing talk by the artist on January 30, 2003, 4:00 p.m.; and reception, January 31, 2003, 5:00 p.m. (see below).

*January 9, 2003. Ambassador Robert M. Beecroft, head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1:00 p.m., Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, Graham Memorial Room 39. Sponsored by the Honors Program Student Executive Board, UNC-CH.

*January 9, 2003. Teach-in: Iraq: Are We Ready for War? Are We Ready to Stop It? 7:30 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Speakers include:

Curtis Gatewood, former chairperson, Durham NAACP
Catherine Lutz, professor of anthropology, UNC-CH
Ali Altaie, dean of International Studies, Shaw University
Ray Buchanan, Stop Hunger Now, Raleigh
Michal Osterweil, Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence
*January 13, 2003. Tariq al-Jamil, Princeton University, "Interrogating 'Orthodoxy': Shi'i-Sunni Relations and the Academic Study of Islam." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religion.

January 14, 2003. Duke-UNC Graduate Student/Faculty Reading Group in Islamic Studies. Franklin Center, Duke University, room 132, 6:00 p.m. Reading: Brannon Wheeler, Teaching Islam (Oxford University Press, 2002), Chapter 2, "On the Introduction to Islam," by Kevin Reinhart (with special attention to the three forms of essentialism that beset Islam and Islamic Studies), and then Chapter 11, "Incorporating Information Technology into Courses on Islamic Civilization," by Corinne Blake.

*January 14, 2003. Book Reading, "South Asian Voices: Oral Histories of South Asian Immigrants in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina." 7:00 p.m., 405 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Asian Voices and Internationalist Books.

*January 16, 2003. Rob Rozehnal, doctoral candidate in religious studies, Duke University, "(Con)textualizing Sufism: Chishti Sabiri Polemics and Practices in Contemporary Pakistan." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religion.

*January 16, 2003. Edutainment: Hip-Hop Against Racist War. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., African-American Cultural Center, North Carolina State University. Open mic and MC battle with performances by StumP featuring Shirlette, DJ Seoul, Dasan Ahanu, Little Brother, and DJ Merlin. No charge.

*January 21, 2003. Nazif Shahrani, professor of Near Eastern studies, Indiana University, "'Nation-building' in Afghanistan." 7:00 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Part of the Great Decisions program.

*January 21-24, 2003. Duke Muslim Students Association Islamic Awareness Week

January 21. Keynote lecture: Imam Siraj Wahaj, New York City, "A Journey to Islam." Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, 8:00 p.m.
January 22. Screening of PBS's "Empire of Islam." Social Sciences 139, 7:30 p.m.
January 23. "Women in Islam." Panel Discussion. Social Sciences Room 139, 7:00 p.m.
January 24. Qur'an Recitation and Jum'ah on the Quad. Location: In front of the Chapel (in case of rain, Bryan Center), 12:30 p.m.
*January 24, 2003. Laena Wilder, Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at UNC-CH and professional photographer, talk and slide presentation on Eastern Europe and Africa. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*January 24, 2003. Anna Bigelow, lecturer in religious studies, University of Virginia, "Places of Power, Places of Peace: Sufi Shrines in the Punjab." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religion.

*January 27, 2003. Ellen McLarney, doctoral candidate in Middle East and Asian languages and cultures, Columbia University, "Socialism and the Marriage Market in the Arabic Novel." 2:30 p.m., 2101 Campus Drive, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke University Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature.

*January 27, 2003. Farina Mir, professor of history, University of Virginia, "Punjabi Religious Narratives." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religion.

*January 28, 2003. Simeon Ilesanmi, professor of religion, Wake Forest University, "Nigeria." 7:00 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Part of the Great Decisions program.

*January 30, 2003. Ruth Mas, University of Toronto, "Post-Structuralism and the Discourse of Plurality in Franco-Maghrebi Islam." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religion.

*January 30, 2003. "A Conversation with Edward Grazda, Photographer." Closing talk for the exhibit, "Afghanistan 1980-2002: Photographs by Edward Grazda." 4:00 p.m., Room 240, John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, 2204 Erwin Road, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke University Center for International Studies and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

*January 30, 2003. First "Town Hall" Meeting on Iraq War. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 North Columbia Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice Committee of the Community Church, Peace 1st, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, Orange County Peace Action, Students United for a Responsible Environment, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

*January 31, 2003. Louise Shelley, professor of international service and director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, American University, "Organized Crime and Corruption in the Post-Communist World." 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford Institute, Duke University. Snacks to be provided. Sponsored by the "Eurasian Seas" Group, Duke University.

*January 31, 2003. Zainab Salbi, founder and president, Women For Women International, "Women and War." 3:00 p.m., Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-CH. Sponsored by Women's Studies, UNC-CH. Ms. Salbi has recently traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan and will share her knowledge of the effects of war on women and the hope for recovery.

*January 31, 2003. Reception for exhibition. Khalid Hadi, "Afghan Portraits," and Edward Grazda, "Afghan Photographs." 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., Franklin Center, Duke University.

*January 31-February 1, 2003. Conference, "Boundaries, States, and Nations on the Frontiers of Empire: Afghanistan and Its Neighbors." John Hope Franklin International Center, Duke University. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Nisa Moosa. Participants include:

  • Nigel Allan, professor of geography, University of California, Davis, "Kohestan: A Culture Region from Kabul to Kashmir?"
  • Joseph Arlinghaus, South and Southwest Asia intelligence analyst, U.S. Army, Fayetteville, N.C., "Pashtunization in the Mughal Province of Kabul."
  • Mukulika Banerjee, professor of anthropology, University College London, "Pashtuns, Segmentary Politics and the Nation: A Case of the Khudai Khidmatgar Movement."
  • Thomas Barfield, professor of anthropology, Boston University, "Problems of Establishing Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan."
  • Robert Canfield, professor of anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, "Mir and Mamur: Leverage and Tactics among Local Political Figures in the Hazarajat under Zaher Shah."
  • Stephen Dale, professor of history, Ohio State University, "Khushal Khan Khattak and Pushtun Identity."
  • David Edwards, professor of anthropology, Williams College, "The Changing Foundations of Religious and Tribal Leadership in Afghanistan."
  • Marc J. Gilbert, professor of history, North Georgia State University, "The Great Game and the Making of Modern Afghanistan: 1885-1901."
  • Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, professor of anthropology, Wayne State University, "Mobile Merchants, Grounded States, and the Nineteenth-Century Afghan Economy."
  • M. Hasan Kakar, formerly of Kabul University, independent scholar, Concord, California, "Afghan Nation-State: Myth or Reality?"
  • Scott Levi, professor of history, Eastern Illinois University, “Shikarpuri Merchants in Durrani Afghanistan."
  • Robert McChesney, professor of Middle Eastern studies, New York University, "Two Shi'ite Afghan Historians."
  • Senzil Nawid, formerly of Kabul University, independent scholar, Tucson, Arizona, "Afghanistan in International Sunni Politics."
  • Robert Nichols, professor of history, Richard Stockton College, "Pashtun Migration in the Indian Ocean World, 1800-2000."
  • Christine Noelle, professor of history, Munich University, "Delayed Modernity: The Creation of External Boundaries and the Freezing of Internal Power Structures."
  • Jennifer Siegel, professor of history, University of Pennsylvania, "Afghan Intelligence and Covert Operations during the Great Game."
*January 31-February 1, 2003. Weekend Seminar on the Qur'an. UNC Program in Humanities and Human Values, Kenan Center, UNC-CH. Register online, or call 919-962-1544. Topics and Speakers:
  • Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "The Qur’an as Scripture."
  • Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religion and co-director of the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks, Duke University, "The Qur’an, Modern Muslims, and the Law."
  • miriam cooke, professor of modern Arabic literature and culture, Duke University, "Women and the Qur’an."
  • Charles Kimball, professor of religion, Wake Forest University, "After September 11: The Use and Abuse of a Sacred Text."
*February 3, 2003. Arthur Buehler, professor of Islamic studies, Louisiana State University, "Textual Authority and the International Spread of the
Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the NCSU Department of Philosophy and Religion.

*February 3, 2003. Lenore Yarger and David Potorti, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, "Eyewitness Iraq." 7:00 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence.

*February 6, 2003. Teach-in: From Barak to Iraq: The Politics of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. 7:00 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Cosponsored by Amnesty International, UNC-CH; Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence; Coalition for Peace with Justice; Jews for a Just Peace -- NC; Mothers for Peace; NC Divest; Progressive Faculty Network, UNC-CH. Speakers include:

  • Sarah Shields, professor of Middle East history, UNC-CH, "Barak's 'Generous' Offer?"
  • Stav Adivi, member of "Courage to Refuse" and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, "Israeli Resistance to the Occupation"
  • Matthew Smith, doctoral candidate in philosophy, UNC-CH, and member of Jews for a Just Peace -- NC, "The U.S. Role in the Occupation"

  • Rania Masri, director of Southern Peace Research and Education Center, Institute for Southern Studies, "War in Iraq and the Occupation"
*February 7, 2003. Sabri Brothers Qawwali Ensemble, featuring Ustad Maqbool Sabri and his full 12-person orchestra presenting the rhythm and passion of the Sufi tradition, direct from South Asia to the Triangle. 8:00 p.m., Longview Center Auditorium at Exploris, Hargett and Person Streets, Raleigh. Tickets $10, $20, and $50, available at all local South Asian stores. Sponsored by the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, Mihir Chakraborty, The Longview Center at Exploris, Urdu Majlis, and Geet Bazaar South Asian Radio.

*February 10, 2003. "Dialogue on Iraq." 5:30 p.m., Union Auditorium, UNC-CH. Facilitators include Eric Mlyn and Timothy McKeown, professors of political science, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campus Y, UNC-CH.

*February 10, 2003. "Theatrical Voices from 9/11 and Beyond." Readings by members of the Duke Theater Studies Faculty: John Clum, Ellen Hemphill, Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, Christine Morris, Jay O’Berski, Richard Riddell, Jeffery West, and Erin Wilson. 7:00 p.m., Sheafer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University.

*February 11, 2003. Film: "Saudi Time Bomb?" (Frontline Report, November 15, 2001). 7:00 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Part of the Great Decisions program, UNC-CH.

*February 11, 2003. Second "Town Hall" Meeting on Iraq War. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 North Columbia Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice Committee of the Community Church, Peace 1st, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, Orange County Peace Action, Students United for a Responsible Environment, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

*February 13, 2003. Marty Rosenbluth, videographer, "Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone?" Screening and conversation. 7:00 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by: Amnesty International (UNC), Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, Coalition for Peace with Justice, Jews for a Just Peace -- NC, Mothers for Peace, NC Divest, Progressive Faculty Network (UNC-CH).

*February 13, 2003. Shawkat Mahmood Toorawa, professor of Arabic literature and Islamic studies, Cornell University, "How 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (and Others) Helped Me Rethink Travel in the Islamic Middle Ages." 8:00 p.m., Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature, 2101 Campus Drive, Duke University. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks and the Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature, Duke University.

*February 15, 2003. Ahmad Rashid, journalist and author of The Taliban, "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia." 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH, 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

*February 16, 2003. Film: "The Cherries Which Were Canned" (Iran, 2002, 13 minutes), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, followed by "Bashu, the Little Stranger" (Iran, 1989, 120 minutes), directed by Bahram Bayza'i. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

*February 20, 2003. Film: "Le Palais du Silence" (Tunisia, 1994, 127 minutes, in French with no subtitles), directed by Moufida Tlatli. 7:00 p.m., location to be announced. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

February 21, 2003. Kathleen Carley, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, "Disrupting al-Qaeda and Other Covert Networks." 7:30 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Keynote address of the Islamist Networks Workshop, sponsored by American Sociological Association, Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, and Duke University, John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks.

*February 23, 2003. Louis Farrakhan, minister of the Nation of Islam, "America at the Crossroads: WAR is NOT the Answer." 3:00 p.m., Harrison Auditorium, NC A&T State University. Tickets: $10 donation, must be reserved no later than February 19, 2003. Contact Latarsha Muhammad, Burlington Study Group Coordinator, Nation of Islam.

*February 25, 2003. Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist, Weatherspoon Distinguished Faculty Scholar Lecture. 5:30 p.m., Maurice J. Koury Auditorium, McColl Building, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Dean's Speaker Series, UNC-CH.

*February 26, 2003. Paul R. Brass, professor of political science and international studies, University of Washington, "The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence." 7:00 p.m., Carpenter Board Room, Room 223C, Perkins Library, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Office of the Provost, the Duke Office of the Vice Provost for International Studies, and the Triangle South Asia Consortium.

*February 26, 2003. Film: "La Saison des Hommes" (France-Tunisia, 2000, 124 minutes, in French with no subtitles), directed by Moufida Tlatli. 7:00 p.m., location to be announced. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*February 26, 2003. Film: "A Time for Drunken Horses" (Iran, 2000, 80 minutes), directed by Bahman Ghobadi. 8:00 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

*February 27, 2003. Dr. Sima Samar, chair of the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission and former deputy prime minister and minister for women’s affairs of the interim administration of Afghanistan under President Hamid Karzai, "We Had to Make a Space for Ourselves: The Women of Afghanistan." Introduction by award-winning Canadian journalist Sally Armstrong, special UNICEF representative to Afghanistan and author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan. 4:00 p.m., Alumni Hall I & II, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, UNC-CH. Distinguished Speaker Series of the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

*February 28, 2003. Florence Martin, professor of French, Goucher College, "Silence and Screan in Tatli's Cinema." 4:00 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*February 28, 2003. Habib Koité & Bamada. Guitar virtuoso Habib Koité, backed by his sensational band Bamada, has grown from being one of Africa's best kept secrets to become one of the leading figures in contemporary world music. His acoustic, unadorned arrangements reflect centuries of Malian tradition, while incorporating subtle Western influences. His music is stunningly beautiful and lyrical, rooted in tradition, yet broadly accessible. Tickets $21-26 ($17-21 with series discount). 8:00 p.m., Stewart Theatre, North Carolina State University. Presented by Center Stage, 919-515-1100 or www.ncsu.edu/centerstage.

*March 2, 2003. Film: "The Candidate" (Iran, 2000, 14 minutes), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, followed by "Through the Olive Trees" (Iran, 1994, 103 minutes), directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

*March 3, 2003. Film: "East Is East" (England, 2000, 96 minutes), directed by Damien O’Donnell. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*March 5, 2003. Film: "Lion of the Desert" (Libya, 1980, 206 minutes), directed by Moustapha Akkad. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

*March 10, 2003. Film: "My Son the Fanatic" (England, 1998, 87 minutes), directed by Udayan Prasad. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*March 17, 2003. Film: "Salut Cousin!" (France, 1996, 98 minutes), directed by Merzak Allouache. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*March 19, 2003. Imagining "Home": Long-Distance Nationalism and the Politics of Heritage. 3:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. UCIS "Global South" discussion series, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Panelists include:

  • Vincent Melomo, visiting instructor in sociology and anthropology, North Carolina State University
  • Shaun McComas, Carolina Hispanics Association, UNC-CH
  • Bashar Staitieh, Muslim Student Association, UNC-CH
  • Sagar Khare, South Asians Rise Up, Progressive South Asia Forum, UNC-CH
*March 21, 2003. Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, executive director of the Music Research Institute, Point Richmond, California, "Music Traditions, Transitions and Imagination in Ethiopia and Eritrea: Event as Catalyst for Change." 4:00 p.m., 101 Biddle Music Building, East Campus, Duke University. Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Institute of the Arts, Duke University, as part of "The Arts in Times of War" series of events.

*March 21, 2003. Religion, Long Distance Nationalism, Heritage, and Culture in the Immigrant Community. "Global South" brown-bag lunch, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

*March 23, 2003. Film: "The Circle" (Iran, 1999, 13 minutes), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, followed by "The Wind Will Carry Us" (Iran, 1999, 118 minutes), directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

*March 24, 2003. Film: "Hate" (France, 1995, 91 minutes), directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*March 31, 2003. Film: "100% Arabica" (France, 1997, 85 minutes), directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*April 2, 2003. Film: "The Extras" (Syria, 1993, 100 minutes), directed by Nabil al-Maleh. 8:00 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

*April 6, 2003. Film: "Yara" (Germany-Turkey, 1998, 96 minutes), directed by Yilmaz Arslan. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*April 6, 2003. Film: "The Apple" (Iran, 1997, 86 minutes), directed by Samira Makhmalbaf. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

*April 9, 2003. Film: "Ten" (Iran, 2002, 94 minutes), directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 8:00 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

*April 10, 2002. Paula Sanders, professor of history, Rice University, "Cairo of the Arabian Nights." 5 p.m., National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park.

*April 11-12, 2003. Conference on "Institutions, Ideologies, and Agency: Changing Family Life in the Arab Middle East and Diaspora." Sponsors: University Center for International Studies, University of North Carolina, with partial funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Thematic Organizer: Kathryn M. Yount, professor of international health and sociology, Emory University.

Discussants:
    • Beshara Doumani, professor of history, University of California at Berkeley
    • Hoda Rashad, director of the Social Research Center, American University in Cairo
    • Arland Thornton, professor of sociology, University of Michigan
    • Lynn Welchman, director of the Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


    Participants:
     

    • Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, professor of demography, University of Tehran, "Womens' Attitudes towards Marriage and Fertility in Iran: Results from the Iran Fertility Transition Survey, 2000."
    • Akbar Aghajanian, professor of sociology, Fayetteville State University, "Female Adolescents' Aspirations for Education, Labor Force Participation, and Family Formation in Iran."
    • Soraya Altorki, professor of anthropology, American University in Cairo, "Impact of the Gulf War on Families in the Middle East."
    • Laura Bier, professor of history, New York University, "From Birth Control to Family Planning: Reforming Gender, Family and Nation in Nasserist Egypt."
    • John Casterline, Population Council, New York, and Laila el Zeini, Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, "Consanguinity in the Arab Region: A Demographic Analysis."
    • Kenneth M. Cuno, professor of history and director of the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Divorce and the Fate of the Family in Modern Egypt."
    • Nadia Abdel Wahab El Afify, director of the Department of Geriatrics, Palestine Hospital, and co-founder of the New Women Research Center, "The Women's Movement in Egypt and Perceptions of the Private Sphere."
    • Philippe Fargues, Institut national d'etudes demographiques, Paris, France, "Demographic Change and the 'Death of Patriarchy.'"
    • Mary Ann Fay, professor of history, American University of Sharjah and American University, "International Feminism and the Women's Movement in Egypt."
    • Asma Abdel Halim, professor of law, Emory University, "Changing Family Attitudes about Female Genital Cutting among Sudanese Immigrants to the United States."
    • Attila Hancioglu, professor of demography, Institute of Population Studies, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, "Join the Crowd, Break the Law: A Socio-Demographic Profile of Religious Marriage in Turkey."
    • Homa Hoodfar, professor of sociology and anthropology, Concordia University, Canada, "Families on the Move: The Changing Structure of Afghan Refugee Families."
    • Marcia C. Inhorn, professor of health behavior and health education, University of Michigan, "Egyptian Mothers of Test-tube Babies: Gender, Family, and the Globalization of New Reproductive Technologies."
    • Suad Joseph, professor of anthropology, University of California, Davis, "Family and Feminism: The Family as a Silent Subject of Arab Feminism."
    • Nadine Naber, post-doctoral researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore."
    • Lisa Pollard, professor of history, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, "Between Theory and Practice: The Egyptian Family in the Mid-Twentieth Century."
    • Mona Russell, professor of history, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Advertising: The Distorted Mirror of Societal Change in Egypt."
    • Diane Singerman, professor of government, American University, "Contemporary Reform to Personal Status Law in Egypt."
    • Amira Sonbol, professor of Islamic history, Georgetown University, "Divorce Law in the Middle East: Comparative Perspectives."
    • Belgin Tekce, professor of sociology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, "Paths to Marriage in Istanbul."
    • Kathryn M. Yount, professor of international health and sociology, Emory University, "Theories of Family Change."
*April 13, 2003. Film: "Lola and Billy the Kid" (Germany, 2000, 93 minutes), directed by Kutlug Ataman. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*April 13, 2003. Film: "Under the Skin of the City" (Iran, 2001, 92 minutes), directed by Rakhashan Bani-Etemad. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

*April 17, 2003. Film: "11"09'01, September 11" (France etc., 2002, 135 minutes), segments directed by Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Shohei Imamura, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, and Danis Tanovic. 7:00 p.m. (note change in time), Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. To be followed by a panel discussion. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

*April 18-20, 2003. Annual Workshop on South Asian Islam: "From Competition to Conflict: South Asian Muslim Communities between Local, Day-to-Day Practice and National/Trans-national Religious Ideology." Sponsored by NC Center for South Asia Studies. Venue: Duke University.

*April 20, 2003. Film: "Waalo Fendo: When the Earth Freezes" (Italy, 1998, 65 minutes), directed by Mohammed Soudani. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

*April 27, 2003. Film: "Cross-talk" (France, 2000, 13 minutes), directed by Eric Jameux. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.



Fall 2002 Events

*August 15, 2002 - December 29, 2002. "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." Art Exhibit, Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH. Hours Wed.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. 1:00-5:00 p.m.

*August 18, 2002. Daniel L. Pals, professor of history and religious studies, University of Miami in Coral Gables, "Sacred Ground and Common Ground: Toward an Understanding of Religious Pluralism in a World of Religious Tension." Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibit "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." 7:00 p.m., Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-CH.

*August 19, 2002. "Approaching the Qur'an." Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH, Seminar Discussions for Incoming Students. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Various locations at UNC-CH.

August 20-October 11, 2002. African Trance Culture in Morocco: The Gnawa of Essaouira. Exhibit by Durham artist Sarah Wolfe. Gallery, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH, 223 East Franklin Street. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (call 919-962-3094 for availability). Reception, Aug. 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

*September 4, 2002. "Qur'anic Discussions: Kickoff Reception for Interested Persons." Muslim Students Association, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Campus Y Lobby, UNC-CH.

September 5, 2002. Michael Sells, professor of religious studies, Haverford College, and author of Approaching the Qur'an (1999), "The Qur'an, Islam, and Religious Violence." 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH.

*September 9-13, 2002. "September 11th in Historical, Political, Religious, and Social Context." A week of seminars at Fayetteville State University, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day.

Monday: Historical Context.
Tuesday: Political Context.
Wednesday: Comparative Religion.
Thursday: Cultural Variation in the Middle East.
Friday: Anti-War Teach-In.
*September 10, 2002. "Approaching the Qur’an: The Campus Ministers’ Perspectives." Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH. Panelists:
Rev. Bob Phillips, Carolina Baptist Student Union
Rev. Mark Coulter, Lutheran Campus Ministry
Rabbi Sharon Mars, North Carolina Hillel
Rev. Jan Rivero, United Methodist Campus Ministry
Moderated by Robert Kirkpatrick, professor of English, UNC-CH, and chair of the 2002 Carolina Summer Reading Program Book Selection Committee
*September 11, 2002. L. Bruce Laingen, president of American Academy of Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat taken hostage in Iran in 1979, “Diplomacy in the Age of Terrorism.” 5:00-7:00 p.m., North Carolina State Capitol Building, 1 Edenton St., Raleigh, NC. Sponsored by the International Visitors Council and the Triangle World Affairs Council.

*September 16, 2002. Sumit Ganguly, professor of Asian studies and government, University of Texas, "India, Pakistan, and the Kashmir Crisis." 5:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

*September 16, 2002. "Kashmir: Past, Present, and Future." State Capitol Building, 1 Edenton St., Raleigh. 6:30-7:15 p.m., registration and dinner, Rotunda. 7:15-9:00 p.m., panel discussion, Old House Chamber. Sponsored by the Indian American Forum for Political Education and the Triangle World Affairs Council/International Visitors Council. Registration fee: $7.00, $5.00 for students. RSVP by September 12, 2002, to Ashok Tapadia, 919-846-6410. Panelists:

David Gilmartin, professor of history, North Carolina State University
Robert Moog, professor of political science, North Carolina State University
Grant Smith, U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, 1995-1998, and deputy chief of mission in India, 1988-1991
September 18, 2002. Joel Beinin, professor of Middle East history, Stanford University, and past president of the Middle East Studies Association, "Why the Oslo Peace Process Failed." 7:00 p.m., Love Auditorium, LSRC building, West Campus, Duke University. Sponsored by Duke Hiwar.

*September 19 and 22, 2002. "Baran," Iran, 2001, 94 min. Passport International Film Series. Director: Majid Majidi. Cast: Hossein Mahjoub, Abbas Rahimi. The story of Lateef, a 17-year-old boy who lives in Teheran and works in the kitchen on a construction site. When he is replaced by Rahmet, and assigned to a much harder job, Lateef sets out to make Rahmet’s life miserable. He soon discovers a secret, and in keeping the secret, Lateef begins his journey to manhood and tolerance. Subtitled: Farsi, Dari. 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on September 19, 7:00 p.m. on September 22, Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center, North Carolina State University. Admission: $1.50 students, $2.00 others.

*September 23, 2002. "Contemporary Security Challenges in Russia and Eurasia." First meeting of conference organizers. 5:15 p.m., Room 212, Graham Memorial, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies, UNC-CH. The conference will be based on these 5 thematic areas:

· Military & international dimensions, including international efforts to fight against terrorism
· Ethnic conflict & and anti-state militancy, including a focus on radical Islam
· Economic reform & the challenges of globalization
· Environmental problems & efforts at cross-border cooperation
· Security of access to information
*September 25, 2002. Should the United States Attack Iraq? 6:00-9:00 p.m., George Watts Hill Alumni Center, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Program in Peace, War and Defense and the General Alumni Association, UNC-CH.
From the Legal Perspective: A. Mark Weisburd, professor of law, UNC-CH
From the Perspective of American National Security: Mark Crescenzi, professor of political science, UNC-CH;
    and Richard H. Kohn, professor of history and chair of the curriculum in peace, war, and defense, UNC-CH
From the Perspective of American Public Opinion: James A. Stimson, professor of political science, UNC-CH
Implications for Iraq: Sarah D. Shields, professor of history, UNC-CH
Implications in Muslim Majority Countries: Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH
From the Moral and Ethical Perspective: Douglas MacLean, professor of philosophy, UNC-CH
Implications for American Foreign Relations: Michael H. Hunt, professor of history, UNC-CH
*September 27, 2002. Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, Introduction to Concert of Music and Concert of Music and Poetry, Fifth Annual Rumi Festival. 8:00 p.m., Carrboro Arts Center, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. Tickets $15, students $10. Phone 919-929-2787.

September 28, 2002. Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, Introduction to Zikr of the Whirling Dervishes, Fifth Annual Rumi Festival. 7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Carolina Student Union, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies.

*September 30, 2002. Kanchan Chandra, professor of political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Caste Politics in India." 6:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

October 1, 2002. Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "Islam in America." Film showing followed by discussion. 7:00 p.m., Carolina Union Auditorium, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH.

*October 2, 2002. Opening reception for "Faces of Afghanistan" photo exhibit. 4:00-6:00 p.m., Kresge Commons Room of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH. Roy Buchanan, photographer and Director of Stop Hunger Now, will give a talk at the opening reception. Authentic Afghani cuisine will be provided by Bread and Kabob of Durham.

*October 2, 2002. Itai Swirski, Israeli refusenik and a leader of Courage to Refuse. 7:30-9:00 p.m., UNC Hillel. Also October 3, 2002, 7:00 p.m., Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Duke University; and October 5, 2002, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham, including refreshments and music (donations requested). Co-sponsored by Jews for a Just Peace, North Carolina.

*October 3 and 6, 2002. "Kandahar / Safar-e Ghandehar," Iran, 2001, 85 min. Passport International Film Series. Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Cast: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai. A partially fictionalized documentary that illustrates the suffering of Afghan women under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in the year 2000. The film tells the story of a woman who returns to her native country to try to prevent her sister’s suicide. Subtitled: Farsi. 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on October 3, 7:00 p.m. on October 6, Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center, North Carolina State University. Admission: $1.50 students, $2.00 others.

October 5, 2002.  "The Gnawa: African Trance Culture in Morocco." Project Coordinator: Sarah Wolfe. Sponsored by the UNC-CH University Center for International Studies, the Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies, the Duke University Center for International Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Making the Humanities Central, and the Mellon Foundation.

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Symposium. Toy Lounge, 4th floor, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Speakers include:
Chouki El Hamel, professor of history, Arizona State University.
Deborah Kapchan, professor of anthropology, University of Texas at Austin.
Tim Fuson, doctoral candidate in music, University of California at Berkeley.
Karim Alaoui, Gnawa musician.
Mohamed Bachar, Gnawa musician.
7:00 p.m. Sout Al Ghorba, performance of Gnawa lila healing ceremony with music, dance, incense, colors, & trance. Nelson Music Room, East Campus, Duke University. Admission: $12.00.
*October 6, 2002. "Human Sacrifice in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and its Reflections in Modernity." Workshop organized by
Yaakov Ariel and Armin Lange, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-CH. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Please register through September 30, 2002, by e-mail to alange@email.unc.edu.
9:00-9:50 a.m. Bennie H. Reynolds, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "Where Dry Bones Speak: Tophetim in the Phoenician-Punic World."
9:50-10:40 a.m. Armin Lange, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "You Shall Give Me Your First-Born Sons” (Exodus 22:28): Child Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible and the Phoenician-Punic World."
11:00-11:50 a.m. Zlatko Plese, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "Human Sacrifice and Ancient Greek Theories of Culture."
12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch break.
1:30-2:20 p.m. Pamela Mullins, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "Voluntary Martyrdom as Self Sacrifice in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity?"
2:20-3:10 p.m. Stephanie Cobb, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "He has God to Pity Him” (MCarp 44): Child Sacrifice and Gender Roles in Early Christian Martyrology."
3:30-4:20 p.m. Chris Roberts, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "Kierkegaard’s 'Fear and Trembling,' the Sacrifice of Isaac, and the Critique of 'Christendom.'"
4:20-5:10 p.m. Yaakov Ariel, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "Remnants of Offering Children? Pidyon HaBen (Ransoming the First Born Son) in Jewish Tradition."
*October 7, 2002. Edward Curtis, professor of Islamic studies, UNC-CH, "The Origins of African American Islam." 7:00 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium. Sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH.

*October 8, 2002. Bobbi Owen, professor of dramatic art, UNC-CH, "The Burka and Beyond: Traditional Afghan Dress." 4:00 p.m., 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

*October 9, 2002. Mark Regev, chief spokesman for the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., "Caravan for Democracy: Israel and America: Sharing Hopes, Sharing Values." 7:00 p.m., please arrive at 6:30 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by Caravan for Democracy and North Carolina Hillel.

*October 9, 2002. Salif Keita, "The Golden Voice of Mali." Check the website of Duke's Living Traditions Series for location and admission price.

*October 11, 2002. Persian classical masters Hossein Alizadeh (tar), Mohammad Reza Shajarian (vocals), Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh), and Homayoun Shajarian (tombak and vocals). Check the website of Duke's Living Traditions Series for location and admission price.

October 14, 2002. Melanie McAlister, professor of American studies, George Washington University, author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000 and a UNC-CH alumna. "Left Behind: Americans Imagine Israel." 7:30 p.m. Tate-Turner-Kuralt School of Social Work Auditorium.
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*October 21, 2002. Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religious studies, Duke University, "Madrassa Stories: Politics and Practices in the Madrassas of South Asia." 6:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

*October 24, 2002. Mohamad Zakariya, calligrapher. Demonstration of Arabic calligraphy by a master whose work hangs in the Ackland Art Museum in the exhibit "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." 3:00-7:00 p.m., Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH.

*October 24, 2002. Quraishi, music of Afghanistan. Check the website of Duke's Living Traditions Series for location and admission price.

*October 25, 2002. Banu Gokariksel, doctoral candidate in geography, University of Washington. "Situating Modernities: Moral Geography of Gender in Contemporary Istanbul and Jakarta." 3:30 p.m., 212 Saunders Hall, UNC-CH. Presented by the Department of Geography, UNC-CH.

*October 26-27, 2002. Fourth Annual SURGE Conference, UNC-CH. Workshops include the Palestine/Israel conflict and increased militarism against and sanctions on Iraq. A finale rally against war, especially current militarism towards Iraq, is scheduled for the afternoon of the 27th. See Students United for a Responsible Global Environment for details.

*October 27, 2002. "Story Telling: Voices of Faith." Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibit "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." 2:00 p.m., Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH.

*October 1-31, 2002. "Faces of Afghanistan." Photography exhibit sponsored by the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH (open when room is not in use by other groups).

November 4, 2002. Jeffrey Hadler, professor of South and Southeast Asian studies, University of California, Berkeley, "Matrilineal Islam and Political Motherhood in West Sumatra, Indonesia." 12:00 p.m., 569 Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Program in Peace, War and Defense; the University Center for International Studies; and the Curriculum in Asian Studies, UNC-CH. Contact Jackie Gorman <jackie@unc.edu> (962-3093) to reserve a seat and a lunch.

*November 5, 2002. Sanjukta Dasgupta, professor of English, Calcutta University. "Location and Culture: Trends and Transitions in Contemporary Bengali Women's Writing." 12:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, 4th floor, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Presented by the UNC-CH Curriculum in Asian Studies.

November 11, 2002. Robert Fisk, correspondent for The Independent. "9/11: Ask Who Did It, But for Heaven’s Sake Don’t Ask Why." 7:00 p.m., Tate-Turner-Kuralt School of Social Work Auditorium, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by University Center for International Studies.

*November 11-15, 2002. "Islamic Awareness Week." Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, daily activities in "The Pit," UNC-CH.

*November 14, 2002. Shantanu Phukan, professor of Asian Studies, UNC-CH, "Hazarding Hindi: Indo-Muslim Literature and its Persianate Readership in Mughal India." 7:15 p.m. See the website of the Triangle South Asia Consortium for location and a draft of the paper.

*November 14-15, 2002. "Corporate Leadership in the Community: Corporate Leadership in an Era of Globalization." Panel on "Local Perceptions of Corporate Roles and Responsibilities in the Muslim World," November 14, 3:45-5:15 p.m., Friday Center, UNC-CH. Conference sponsored by the Cornerstone Program of the Kenan Institute in Washington.

*November 15-16, 2002. "The Minangkabau: Muslim Matriarchy in West Sumatra. Explorations in Music and Culture." Project Coordinator:
Sarah Wolfe. Sponsored by the Duke University Institute of the Arts, Friends of World Music, the Southeast Asia Fund, Duke University Department of Women's Studies, the Charlotte Bunch Endowment, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Making the Humanities Central, Duke University, and the Mellon Foundation.

November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Talago Buni, acclaimed Minangkabau musical group. Cancelled due to non-issuance of visas.

November 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Peggy Reeves Sanday, professor of anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, lecture on Minangkabau matriarchy. 204B East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University.

November 15, 8:00 p.m. Talago Buni in concert. Part of Duke's Living Traditions Series. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University. Admission: $15.00, $12.00 with Duke student identification. Advance tickets can be purchased with charge card at 919-684-4444 or on the web at http://www.tickets.duke.edu. Only cash or check will be accepted at the door. Cancelled due to non-issuance of visas.

November 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Mimi Herbert, Washington, D.C., "Voices of the Puppet Masters: The Wayang Golek Theatre of Indonesia." Discussion and slide presentation. Duke University Museum of Art, North Gallery Wing. Indonesian food to be served.

*November 16, 2002. "Pakistan at the Crossroads: Democracy, Global Security, and the Elections." 3:00-4:30 p.m., Caldwell G107, North Carolina State University. Organized by The Progressive South Asia Forum, with support from the NC Center for South Asia Studies, Duke Seminar on Contemporary South Asia, and the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. Panelists:
Hank Kennedy, professor of political science, Wake Forest University
Aslam Syed, Quaid-i Azam University and visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: David Gilmartin, professor of history, North Carolina State University
*November 17, 2002. "Iraq and US: Poetic Reflections on War and Peace." Open microphone poetry reading. 3:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge, West Union Building, Duke University. Sponsored by the "Iraq and US" group, Duke University.

*November 18, 2002. Yasmin Saikia, professor of history, UNC-CH, "Local Nationalism in South Asia." 5:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

November 18, 2002. Zeinabou Hadari, historian and director, American Cultural Center, Niamey, Niger, "Niger Muslim Women in the Information Age." 5:00 p.m., 105 Gardner Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by Carolina Seminar on Ecology and Social Process.

*November 22, 2002. Julia Clancy-Smith, professor of history, University of Arizona, "Women and Gender Along a Migratory Frontier: Europe's 'Others' in 19th Century North Africa, Circa 1800-1881." 1:00 p.m., Asian and African Languages and Literature Building, 2101 Campus Drive, Duke University. Sponsored by the Mediterranean Research Institute and Asian and African Languages and Literature Department, Duke University.

*November 25, 2002. Kathryn Robinson, senior fellow in anthropology, Australian National University, "Gender Orders in Indonesia." 3:15-5:00 p.m., 308 Alumni Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Women’s Studies Program, and the Working Group in Southeast Asian Studies, UNC-CH.

December 3, 2002. Robert Schick, Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyderabad, India. "Islamic Art in the Islamic Museum, al-Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), Jerusalem." 5:00 p.m., 308 Alumni Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and by the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

*December 3, 2002. "War on Iraq: Implications for North Carolinians." 6:00-7:30 p.m., 1000 East Forest Hills Blvd., Durham, NC. Sponsored by the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Speakers:

Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research and Education Center, Institute for Southern Studies
Joseph M. Grieco, professor of political science, Duke University

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