Conflict and Resistance in the Middle East

Spring 2012

January

  • January 30, 7 p.m.: Film Screening: Live from Bethlehem. Followed by discussion with the filmmaker, Professor Matt Sienkiewicz. Bowen Auditorium, McCreary Hall.

February:

  • February 9, 7 p.m.: Discussion: "Discussion of the Two-State Solution" with Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine. College Union Building 260.
  • February 15, 7 p.m.: Book discussion: Joris Luyendijk's Hello Everybody! One Journalist's Search for Truth in the Middle East (UK Title)/People Like Us: Misrepresenting the Middle East (US title). Discussion facilitated by journalist Joel Berg. College Union Building 260.

    Update 1/25/12: Copies of People Like Us are en route to the Gettysburg College bookstore and are expected by 1/30! The bookstore manager is kindly offering 15% off, so the price will be $12.71 + tax. In addition, copies of this book are available for checkout from Musselman Library or for sale online. For new copies, be sure to search for the US title People Like Us with vendors like Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Campus members may request a copy by registering to attend the discussion (while supplies last). 

March

  • March 1, 7 p.m.: Lecture: "Civil Insurrections, U.S. Foreign Policy, and the Future of the Middle East" by Stephen Zunes, Middle Eastern Studies scholar and author. College Union Building 260.
  • March 7, 7 p.m.: Film Screening: Budrus. Followed by a discussion facilitated by Professors Lisa Portmess and Abdulkareem Said Ramadan and students members of the Law & Justice Society. College Union Building 260.
  • March 22, 7 p.m.: Film Screening: Promises. Followed by a discussion facilitated by Professor Kathleen Cain and Sara Zebovitz '14, College Union Building 260.

April

  • April 5, 7 p.m.: Book discussion: Mornings in Jenin. Discussion facilitated by Professors Jan Powers, Temma Berg and Matt Sienkiewicz. College Union Building 260.

    The Gettysburg College Bookstore has copies of Mornings in Jenin. The bookstore manager is kindly offering 15% off.
  • April 19, 7 p.m.: Lecture: "Lifting the Veil: A look at the Middle East conflict through the eyes of Palestinians, moral authorities and human rights organizations" by Susan Abulhawa, author of Mornings in Jenin. Book signing to follow. College Union Building ballroom.

 

Fall 2011

September

October

  • October 5, 4 p.m.: Film Screening: About Baghdad. College Union Building 260. Followed by a panel discussion with students from Gettysburg College's Law and Justice Society.
  • October 18, 7 p.m.: Book discussion: I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon. Glatfelter Lodge. Discussion facilitator: Eman Meligi, a Fulbright Scholar in Residence from Egypt who is spending the year in the College's department of English.

    The Gettysburg College Bookstore has copies of I'jaam. The bookstore manager is kindly offering 15% off.

November

  • November 3, 7 p.m.: Lecture “The Word on the Street: Poetry and Revolution” by Sinan Antoon. Book signing to follow lecture. College Union Building 260.

  • November 17, 7 p.m.: Book discussion: Salam Pax: The Clandestine Diary of an Ordinary Iraqi by Salam Pax. Pennsylvania Hall, 3rd floor lyceum. Discussion facilitator: Professor Amy Young Evrard, a cultural anthropologist interested in women's rights, human rights, gender, social movements, transnationalism, Islam and the Middle East/North Africa region.

    The Gettysburg College Bookstore has copies of Salam Pax. The bookstore manager is kindly offering 15% off.

December

  • December 5, 4 p.m.: Lecture “Iraqi Women’s Rights, Gender-Based Violence and the Occupation of Iraq” by Nadje Al-Ali. Book signing to follow lecture. College Union Building 260.

 

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