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2020-2021: MENA Speakers Series

  • April 8: Gamze Çavdar (Colorado State University). “Why women support conservative parties: The case of Turkey” Co-sponsored by Department of Communication (contact Esra Ӧzcan, Zoom link

  • Spring Semester 2021: Conflict and Cooperation in Jerusalem: An online exhibition (organized by the Mandel Palagye Program for Middle East Peace). Tulane Online Exhibits

Past Events:

  • March 30, 1pm: Mina Karavanta (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). “Specters of the Aegean.” Co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian (contact: Roberto Nicosia, Zoom Link

  • March 15, 2021: Dario Miccoli (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice). "Archipelago: Jewish Memories across the Mediterranean." Co-sponsored by the Department of French and Italian (contact: Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, Zoom link.

  • March 19, 3PM: Carrie Wickham (Emory University). "What Went Wrong? Why Egypt's Democratic Experiment Fell Apart." Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science (contact: Drew Kinner, Zoom Link.

  • February 10, 12 pm: “Longstanding Obstacles, New Horizons: Young Palestinian Activists on the Challenges and Hopes of Grassroots Peacebuilding.” Co-sponsored by the Mandel-Palagye Program for Middle East Peace and the School of Liberal Arts. Download the event flyer.

  • February 5, 3 pm: Sharan Grewal (College of William and Mary). “The Islamist Advantage: The Religious Infrastructure of Electoral Victory.” Co-sponsored by Department of Political Science (contact: Drew Kinney,  Zoom Link

  • November 13, 3 pm: Drew Kinney (Tulane University): “Coup Taboo: The Politics of Anti-Coup Norms in Turkey (2016) and Egypt (2013). Zoom Link (#990-0094-9787). In partnership with the Political Science Friday Seminar.

  • October 29-30, 2019: Driss Ksikes at Tulane. Co-sponsored by Tulane Global Humanities Research Center, School of Liberal Arts, Department of French and Italian.

  • October 29, 2019, 4 pm: “Contesting the Public Space: Artistic, Cultural, and Literary Dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa.” Stone Auditorium (in English).

  • October 30, 2019, 5:30pm: “Ecrire entre les genres. ” Newcomb Hall 403 (in French).

  • November 15, 2019: MENA Welcome Party at MESA (Middle East Studies Association). 5-7pm, Tulane River and Coastal Center, 1370 Port of New Orleans Place. Sponsored by Tulane Global Humanities Research Center, School of Liberal Arts.