MENAS Colloquium Series


Spring 2017

Talks are usually scheduled for 3pm on Friday afternoons in Marshall 490. Please check individual talk webpage for date/time/location details as they may change.



February 3: Sectarian Identity and Attitudes Toward Foreign Policy: Evidence from a Survey in Lebanon 

Faten Ghosn, Associate Professor School of Government & Public Policy and School of Middle East and North African Studies


February 10: Disintegrating Yemen

JE Peterson, Associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of Arizona


February 17: ISIS and Slavery: Examining legalities through the lens of Islamic law

Location: CESL 102

Nayel Badareen, Lecturer at the School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies  & Shireen Keyl, Assistant Professor, Utah State University


March 3: The Politics of Procedure: Literary Language and Political Commentary in the Early Modern Ottoman Empire

Oscar Aguirre- Mandujano, PhD Candidate, Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington


March 24: Reading Iqbal’s Ilm ul-Iqteṣād: Economic Value, Translation in the Early 20th-Century and Urdu as a Language of Secular Islam

Faisal Chaudhry, Visisting Assistant Professor, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law


March 31: Negotiating Tradition: Syrian Musicking and the Right to Play in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Andrea Shaheen Espinosa, Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology, UTEP


April 7: Merchants and State in the Port of Galata: The Evolution of the Ottoman Economic Mind

Fariba Zarinebaf, Associate Professor, Department of History, UC Riverside


April 14: Arabic Language Planning in Egypt: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Mahmoud Azaz, Assistant Professor of Arabic Language & Linguistics, School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, Mary Carol Combs,  Associate Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Socio cultural Studies, and Olga Bever, Assistant Research Professor in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences



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