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Beyond Veiled Clichés – The curiosity of Arab women

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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The Forgotten Periphery: Creating the Iraqi public sphere

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

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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Legalising Authoritarianism in Egypt

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

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

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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