News & Events 2013-2014

Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance & Film Series 2013-2014

*All events are held at 6:00pm at MB #167 unless otherwise noted.

Thursday January 30

Religious Diversity in the Middle East

  • Islam, Christianity, Judaism
    • Dr. Vincent Biondo, Professor of Philosophy
*Thursday January 30 (Armenian Studies Program)

Leon S. Peters Foundation Lecture, 7:30PM, UBC Peters Auditorium

  • Art & Society: Armenian Constantinople
    • Dr. Don Marchese, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Thursday Feb 6

Ethnic Diversity in the Middle East

  • The Armenians in the Middle East and Diaspora Communities
    • Dr. Barlow Der Mugrdechian, Professor of Armenian Studies, Coordinator of the Armenian Studies Program
Thursday Feb 13

Historical Perspectives: Mathematics and the Development of Capitalism

  • Al-Khwarizmi’s Algebra and the Commercial Revolution
    • Dr. Sasan Fayazmanesh, Professor of Economics
*Saturday February 15

An Evening of Iranian Classical Music, 7:00pm, Concert Hall موسیقی کلاسیک ایران

  • Santur & Zarb
    • Behrouz Sadeghian & Faramarz Amiri
*Thursday Feb 20

New Book Announcement, 2-3:30pm, PB 192

  • Containing Iran: Obama’s Policy of “Tough Diplomacy”
    • Dr. Sasan Fayazmanesh, Professor of Economics
Thursday Feb 20

Linguistic Diversity in the Middle East

  • Languages of the Middle East
    • Dr. Chris Golston, Professor of Linguistics
*Thursday Feb 20 (Armenian Studies Program)

Leon S. Peters Foundation Lecture, 7:30PM, UBC Peters Auditorium

  • Armenians, Georgians, Azerbaijanis, Arabs, and Jews: The British Colonial Ethos after World War I
    • Dr. Artin Arslanian, Professor of History, Marist College
Thursday March 6

Creative Expressions: Cinema & Media

  • Development of Cinema in the Middle East
    • Dr. Adan Avalos, Professor of Mass Communication & Journalism
Thursday March 13

Creative Expressions: Cinema & Media

  • Media Stereotypical Views of the Middle East
    • Dr. Mary Husain, Professor of Mass Communication & Journalism
Thursday March 20

Creative Expressions: Feminist Literature

  • A Map of Home: From America to the Middle East and Back Again
    • Dr. Randa Jarrar, Professor of Creative Writing
Thursday March 27

Social & Legal Perspectives

  • Women’s Rights in the Middle East: Iran & Afghanistan
    • Dr. Negin Tahvildary, Professor of Philosophy and Persian Studies
Thursday April 3

Creative Expressions: Postcolonial Literature

  • The Post-Colonial Literature & Culture of the Maghreb (the French-Speaking North-West Africa)
    • Dr. Rose Marie Kuhn, Professor of French, Coordinator of the French Program
Thursday April 10

Creative Expressions: Musical Cultures of the Middle East

  • Iranian Classical Music: The Dastgah Modal System
    • Dr. Partow Hooshmandrad, Professor of Music & Iranian Studies, Coordinator of the Persian Language & Culture Studies

Free & Open to the Public!

Sponsors: Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute; Parsa Foundation; Middle East Studies Program (Department of Philosophy) & Persian Language and Culture Studies, California State University, Fresno (for more information please contact phooshmandrad@csufresno.edu)

 


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Introduction to the Middle East

MES 10 (#36254) Department of Philosophy Spring 2014

Th 6:00-8:50pm

 


Middle East Studies Lecture, Performance & Film Series 2013-2014

Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:00pm

An Evening of Iranian Classical Music

Behrouz Sadeghian: Santur
Faramarz Amiri: Zarb & Daf

 


 

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Friday October 18, 2013, 5:30pm

CineCulture Presents:
(Cosponsored by the Middle East Studies Program)

Dirty Wars

Discussant:  Dr. Anthony Arnove (Producer)
Peters Education Center Auditorium
Free & open to the public

For further information contact: Dr. Mary Husain
mhusain@csufresno.edu

 


International Coffee Hour

Fresno State, Henry Madden Library
Tuesday September 24, 2013, 2:00-3:00pm

Adel Hafezi Haqqani:  Presentation on Iran

The International Coffee Hour at Fresno State is a series of presentations on many countries. It takes place every Tuesday at 2:00 pm at the Henry Madden Library. A presentation about Iran was held by Mr. Adel Hafezi Haqqani on September 24th. He opened his conversation by giving out general information such as the population, the main cities, and ethnic and religious diversity. He then talked about Tehran as the present capital of Iran, and the city of Isfahan as the center for the arts, culture, and music. He continued his presentation by introducing the culture of the different ethnic groups in Iran such as the Kurds, Lurs, and Turkmens. He then presented a slide show featuring traditional Iranian food. Historical monuments and landscapes were also discussed. Selections included the Alisadr cave in Hamadan, the Cyrus palace in Fars, the Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat in Shush, and the Hercules statue in Kermanshah. Well-known Iranian athletes and Persian music were the last topics covered in this presentation. Mr. Hafezi concluded the presentation by playing the Ney, a wind instrument of Iranian art music. The audiences responded with enthusiasm to the presentation, and especially enjoyed the musical performance!