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Presentation of Major and Minors in MES

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

12:10-1:00 pm

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Pizza Lunch

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Read Professor Steven Heydemann's blog in Markaz, Rules for reconstruction in Syria, Thursday, August 24, 2017.

 

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MES Major Emelie Chace-Donahue, '18 authored the following piece August 10th during her internship this summer at the Atlantic Council:

 

http://www.atlanticcouncil. org/blogs/syriasource/ considering-us-options-for- implementing-reconstruction- projects-in-syria#. WYyeCiztXuY.twitter

 

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MES Major Emelie Chace-Donahue, '18 co-authored the following piece during her internship this summer at the Atlantic Council:

 

http://www.atlanticcouncil. org/blogs/menasource/the- prospect-of-decentralization- in-libya

 

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First and second year Arabic trip to Boston on 4/2, 22 total. They had a tour guide at the Semitic Museum at Harvard University. They were introduced to three different civilizations: Ancient Israel, Nile to Euphrates, and Mesopotamia. They had a presentation about the New Year in Iran and how they drink tea in Shiraz Restaurant. They also had a great tour in the Arabic Market and a presentation about products of the Middle East. They prepared Moroccan tea and a nice dinner for the group.

 

 

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First and second year Arabic students made over 30 Valentines postcards in Arabic and 24 bags of chocolate for Michael's House to be given out to Seniors in Northampton. Check out the photos:

 

 

 

Mark you Calendar (Spring 2017):

 

Sams Fund Project Proposals Due February 17, 2017

See https://www.smith.edu/mes/sams-fund.php for information and procedures.

 

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Political Thirst: The Control of Water in North Africa

- a Roundtable Discussion

with invited guest speaker Professor Alan Mikhail (Yale University), Prefessor Greg White (GOV), Mukaram Hhana (HST), and Alex Seggerman (ARH)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

5:00-7:00 pm

Seelye 201

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Collaborations in Printmaking

with contemporary artists Ghada Amer (b. Egypt) and Reza Farkondeh (b. Iran)

     Led by Alex Seggerman and Lindsey Clark-Ryan

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 pm

Workshop in print room, Hillyer HallLower level (all welcome) 

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Gallery talk in Targan Gallery (lower level) of SCMA (museum) about their work Aquamarine

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

12:00-1:00 pm

Pizza Lunch

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Dr. Zahera Harb lecture on Islam/Middle East in the Media
Thursday, April 20, 2017 (tentative).

 

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(Fall 2016):

 

Arabic Night: Friday, 11/11, 6-9 PM, Davis Ballroom


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