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Award for Teaching Excellence

CAIS - news - Thu, 2017-05-25 13:41
25 May 2017 Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies huda jordan.jpg Huda with her Applied Arabic students in Jordan, January 2017.

CAIS Director, Amin Saikal and all CAIS staff offer their warmest congratulations to Dr Huda Al-Tamimi for her great achievement in winning the VC's Teaching Excellence Award.

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Beyond Veiled Clichés – The curiosity of Arab women

CAIS - events - Fri, 2017-04-21 19:45
Date and time:  Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Amal-Awad.jpg Location or Venue:  Contact Us Australian Centre on China in the World, Building 188, Fellows Lane ., ANU. Speakers:  Amal Awad Contact person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/beyond-veiled-cliches-the-curiosity-of-arab-women-tickets-33921762906

Amal Awad was tired of seeing books that explored the lives of Arab women from a western perspective. She set out to interview women of Arab heritage from both the Middle East and in Australia, as a Palestinian-Australian woman herself.

Amal Awad talks about the fascination with Arab women and their lives; the misconceptions that abound; and how Arab women respond in her upcoming book, Beyond Veiled Clichés – The Real Lives of Arab Women.

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CAIS Arabic students compete in international debating comp

CAIS - news - Mon, 2017-04-10 10:08
10 April 2017 Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies debaters.jpg The CAIS Arabic team are in the front row on the left. Our congratulations to them for being there and taking part in the most challenging of all debates.

The ANU Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies is extraordinarily proud of the small group of Arabic students who have travelled to Qatar to take part in the International University Arabic Debating Championship. The team of experienced Arabic scholars from CAIS have their work cut out for them, competing against native Arabic speakers. Despite this obvious handicap, the team are courageously putting all their efforts into each debate. While they don't have the advantage of the locals they are able to show their great skills and knowledge of Arabic in this international forum.

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The Forgotten Periphery: Creating the Iraqi public sphere

CAIS - events - Thu, 2017-04-06 20:39
Date and time:  Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Seminar Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Hala Fattah Photo .JPG Image: Dr Hala Fattah Speakers:  Dr Hala Fattah Contact person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  612 54928 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-forgotten-periphery-creating-the-iraqi-public-sphere-tickets-33488721668

 

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The Arab World: Between collapse and transformation lecture

CAIS - news - Wed, 2017-04-05 15:22
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Since the rebellions of 2011, the Arab order is in a state of disorder, sitting atop a time bomb made up of youth, who constitute the overwhelming majority. Today’s youth, want more freedom, dignity, jobs, and security. The unaccountable and security driven states cannot satisfy their aspirations and, in fact, push them in the opposite direction. Although the monarchies have tended to have more legitimacy than the entrenched despots of the Arab republics, their populations still experienced lack of political expression, freedoms, and government accountability.

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The Arab World: Between collapse and transformation

CAIS - events - Wed, 2017-03-15 10:59
Date and time:  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Dr Shafeeq Ghabra.jpg Image: Prof. Shafeeq Ghabra Location or Venue:  Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre, CAIS Building, Ellery Cres, ANU Speakers:  Professor Shafeeq Ghabra Contact person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au Contact phone:  61 2 61254982 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-arab-world-between-collapse-and-transformation-tickets-32906667729

Since the rebellions of 2011, the Arab order is in a state of disorder, sitting atop a time bomb made up of youth, who constitute the overwhelming majority. Today’s youth, want more freedom, dignity, jobs, and security. The unaccountable and security driven states cannot satisfy their aspirations and, in fact, push them in the opposite direction. Although the monarchies have tended to have more legitimacy than the entrenched despots of the Arab republics, their populations still experienced lack of political expression, freedoms, and government accountability.

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HE Dr Al-Sabah's ANU lecture

CAIS - news - Thu, 2017-03-09 17:09
09 March 2017 Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Amin with Former_Kuwaiti_DPM.jpg Prof. Amin Saikal with HE Dr Mohammad Al Sabah after his public lecture. Images: Stuart Hay

Over the past decade, the nature of the challenges and threats affecting the Middle East region have been among the most complex it has ever faced. The region’s political order is in a state of fundamental disequilibrium: from the unravelling of the Sykes-Picot architecture to the emergence of a nuclear Iran, and the unprecedented challenges to the legitimacy of the Arab political system. Each of these challenges is a potential threat to global peace and stability.

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Central Asia in the Persianate World: Past, Present and Future

CAIS - news - Mon, 2017-03-06 14:16
Mon, 2017-03-06 Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Kirill-Nourzhanov-1.jpg Dr. Kirill Nourzhanov

Central Asia in the Persianate World: Past, Present and Future

CAIS Deputy Director Dr. Kirill Nourzhanov speaks on 'Central Asia in the Persianate World: Past, Present and Future' at the School of International Studies, Oklahoma State University on 21 February 2017.

Legalising Authoritarianism in Egypt

CAIS - events - Mon, 2017-02-27 14:01
Date and time:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 18:00 - 19:00 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Prof. Hamzawy in conversation with CAIS Deputy-Director Prof. James Piscatori Location or Venue:  China in the World Auditorium, The Australian National University Speaker:  Professor Amr Hamzawy Contact Person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/legalising-authoritarianism-in-egypt-tickets-32395747553

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A Century of Revolutionary Change: 1917-2017

CAIS - events - Wed, 2017-02-22 11:31
Date and time:  Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 08:30 - Friday, June 30, 2017 - 17:00 Conference & symposium Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Location or Venue:  Al-Falasi Lecture Theatre, CAIS Building, Ellery Cres, ANU Speakers:  Various

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2017 Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association for Communist and Post-communist Studies (AACaPS). The conference will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra between Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30. The conference is open to all scholars, students, professionals and members of the general public with an interest in research on the Soviet and post-Soviet world covering all academic disciplines.
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Regional Security in a Turbulent World: A GCC Perspective

CAIS - events - Mon, 2017-02-06 10:55
Date and time:  Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 17:30 - 18:30 Lecture Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies Location or Venue:  The Great Hall, University House, Liversidge St, ANU Speaker:  HE Dr Mohammad Al-Sabah Contact Person:  CAIS Contact email:  cais@anu.edu.au https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/regional-security-in-a-turbulent-world-a-gcc-perspective-tickets-31860774434

Over the past decade, the nature of the challenges and threats affecting the Middle East region have been among the most complex it has ever faced. The region’s political order is in a state of fundamental disequilibrium: from the unravelling of the Sykes-Picot architecture to the emergence of a nuclear Iran, and the unprecedented challenges to the legitimacy of the Arab political system. Each of these challenges is a potential threat to global peace and stability.

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