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Speaker(s) / Presenter(s) Date
“Leaving the Hasidic Community: Reality Versus Popular Culture" Zalmen S. Newfield (City University of New York)
“Too Jewish? Imagining the Ultra-Orthodox and America" Nora Rubel (University of Rochester)
“Making Movies About Orthodox Jews" Rama Burshtein (Film Director)
The Languages of Israel Guy Sharett
Claudia Roden "Gefilte Fish and Couscous" Claudia Roden
Katherine Bullock “Women and Islam” Katherine Bullock
Mina Yazdani “Religious Diversity in Iran” Mina Yazdani
“The Arab World and American Democracy” Dr. Jacob Berman -
“The Arab Spring: The Youth Revolts of the Arab World Aren't Over Juan Cole
Yousif Sheronik “Percussion of the Middle East” Yousif Sheronik
Tanya Habjouqa, Palestinian Photography
Susannah Heschel: "Ohavay Zion" Susannah Heschel -
"Religion, Identity and Competing Visions of Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asia" Devin Deweese
"The Israelite Samaritan Today: Past, Present and Looking to the Future." Benyamim (Benny) Tsedaka -
"My Father’s Paradise: How a Jewish Kid from Los Angeles Traveled to Wartime Iraq in Search of Roots, Identity and His Father's Improbable Life Story " Ariel Sabar
"Sleepless Nights/Wasted Time: Seeking Islam in Egypt's Hollywood" Joel Gordon -
The Significance of Being First; Competing: Jewish and Arab Discourses Ilan Troen
“Democracy at Risk Around the World” with Amaney Jamal; co-sponsored by QPSIR Amaney Jamal -
“Islamist Thought and the Egyptian Revolution” Mohammad Fadel
UK Art Museum opening of the exhibit "Containing Culture: Art of the Middle East"
"Pilgrimage in a Tourist Age: The Case of Birthright Israel and the Shaping of Jewish Identity" Shaul Kelner
“Messy Little Wars: U.S. Approaches to Iraq since 1990.” Peter Hahn
The "Arab Spring" in Social Media: Possibilities and Perils in a Networked Age Professor Todd Presner -
“Crossroads and Caravans: Ceramics in the Islamic World" Andrew Maske
Start-Up Army: Military Entreprenuers and the Evolution of Israel's Special Operations Forces Ami Pedahzur