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February 2016

Left of Black

February 15 @ 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until April 25, 2016
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Left of Black is a weekly webcast hosted by Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal and produced by the John Hope Franklin Center of International and Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University. New episodes will be posted each Monday during the school year.

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Mihri Hatun: A Woman, A Poet, A Beloved

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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"Since they say women lack reason All their words should be excused. An intelligent woman is much better than A thousand ignorant men." -Mihri Hatun When Mihri Hatun (circa 1460-1515) claimed in her above-mentioned lines that it is not the biological sex of a person but intelligence what determines his/her potential, she was one of the only three women in the early-modern Ottoman literary circles. She is also the first Ottoman woman who collected her divan and presented to Sultan…

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Journalism at the Crossroads – Screening

February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Despite differences in time period and situation, there are many journalists today in war-torn, conflict, and critical territories who suffer physically and psychologically. Societies in those territories count on the work of Journalists to exercise their right of free speech. This event will screen short documentaries (film & radio) that provide critical insights into the perils and challenges journalists face while reporting from today’s conflict-torn and territories in crisis in the Americas and Beyond. Journalists Are Under Attack in Mexico:…

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China’s Innovation Challenge: Overcoming the Middle-Income Trap

February 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Speaker - Arie Lewin Professor Emeritus Strategy and International Business Editor in Chief Management and Organization Review Duke University, The Fuqua School Of Business The presentation will discuss Lewin’s forthcoming Cambridge University Press volume that explores the concern that China will hit the middle-income trap by 2030. The lecture focuses on the question of whether China can undertake a transition to continue its economic growth to become a wealthy nation based on indigenous solutions that eschew massive social and political…

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Toward a Social History of Response: Evidence from the Cairo Geniza

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Title: Toward a Social History of Response: Evidence from the Cairo Geniza Speaker: Oded Zinger Duke University Summary: TBD

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March 2016

The Arabian Nights in America

March 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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The Arabian Nights in America

Speaker: Abdul Sattar Jawad, Duke University The Thousand and One Nights is the most popular world literature in the West. These Oriental Frame Tales captured the imagination of generations of Western readers and prominent writers in presenting fairy tales, romances, fables, legends, parables, anecdotes, erotica, debates, and exotic adventures. Ali Baba, Sindbad, and Aladdin and his Magic Lamp, hooked the attention of young and adults readers all over the world. The Nights, in their rich and exotic imagination, inspired poets,…

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Seductive Subjects: The Balkan Wars and the International Rush on the Jews of Salonica

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Title: Seductive Subjects: The Balkan Wars and the International Rush on the Jews of Salonica Speaker: Sara Stein University of California, Los Angeles Summary:  TBD

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One Rwanda: Portraits of Contemporary Life

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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One Rwanda

Speakers: Bill Bamberger, Photographer, Center for Documentary Studies, Duke University Samuel Shearer, Ph.D. Student, “The Kigali Model: Making a 21st Century Metropolis”, Cultural Anthropology, Duke University   On the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide, photographer Bill Bamberger travelled the country to photograph the daily lives of the Rwandese people. In the tradition of German photographer August Sander—whose landmark publication Face of Our Time depicted a diverse cross-section of society during the Weimer Republic—Bamberger’s portraits reveal the modern-day face of Rwanda and include:…

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The Art of Contemporary Flamenco

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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The Art of Contemporary Flamenco

Speaker: Leonor Leal, Dancer Leonor Leal is considered one of the best flamenco dancers in Spain today. She will discuss her art and define how she is stretching the boundaries of flamenco. She began her dance education in Jerez de la Frontera in classical and Spanish dance. Later she also took up flamenco, studying with several prominent teachers both in Jerez and Seville. Her first professional engagements were in the companies of Antonio El Pipa, Andrès Marin, Javier Baron and…

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Documenting Italy’s Refugees

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall,
2204 Erwin Rd. Room 240
Durham, NC 27708 United States
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Documenting Italy's Refugees

Speakers: Gabriela Arp, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Andrea Patino Contreras, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill The small city of Reggio Calabria in Southern Italy has seen the arrival of thousands of refugees over the past couple of years. Refugees and migrants are coming from all over the world to Europe, hoping to find better living conditions. Who are the people coming and who are the people receiving them? Behind the overwhelming numbers, there are thousands…

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