Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM
Practice speaking Arabic with fellow students, instructors, and native speakers in a casual, comfortable environment.
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Nadi Cinema, the Middle East Film Club, screens films from across the Middle East and beyond. All films are subtitled in English.
August 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM, ARKU 510-511
MEST Faculty Najib Ghadbian, Joel Gordon, Shirin Saeidi and graduate student Kaveh Bassiri will discuss internal and external perspectives on Iran in a forum moderated by Ted Swedenburg.
September 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM, location TBA
Karla Mallette, University of Michigan, examines the tangled relations between cosmopolitan languages in the pre-modern Mediterranean.
GUEST LECTURE: CHARLES SCHMITZ
October 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM, GEAR 26
Dr. Charles Schmitz is a professor of geography at Towson University, and a specialist on the Middle East and Yemen.
November 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Stage 18
Peter Twal is the author of Our Earliest Tattoos, winner of the 2018 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize (University of Arkansas Press).
CONFERENCE: JEWISH CONTRIBUTIONS TO MIDDLE EAST MUSIC
March 28-29, 2019
Save the date!
April 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Sudanese vocalist Salma El Assal will bring her unique music to the Faulkner Center, which fuses a traditional African sound with reggae and other musical styles.