Five College Consortium

Five College Middle Eastern Studies Program

Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany

Mon, Mar 19 2018 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Gamble Auditorium

This year’s lecture will feature Assoc. Prof. Esra Özyürek from London School of Economics, who will be giving a talk entitled: “Generation Allah: Democratizing Young Muslim Men and Working Through Holocaust Memory in Germany.”

Dr. Özyürek is a political anthropologist, whose research focuses on the dynamic relational positioning of Islam, Christianity, secularism, and nationalism in Turkey and in Europe.

Mount Holyoke College
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A Conversation with Amina Wadud, Smith Global Scholar in Residence

Wed, Feb 7 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Lewis Global Studies Center
Dr. Amina Wadud is Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies at Virginia Commonwealth
University in Richmond, VA and visiting scholar at Starr King School for Ministry in
Berkeley, California. She is an internationally known scholar on Islam and gender, has lived in six different countries, and has traveled to more than 50 countries as a consultant on Islam, Human Rights, and Women.
Pizza will be provided to the first 25 attendees.
Smith College
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For disability access information or accommodations requests, please call (413) 585-2407. To request a sign language interpreter, call (413) 585-2071 (voice or TTY) or email at least 10 days before the event.
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Yemen's Crisis Continues - What It Means and Why It Matters

Wed, Feb 21 2018 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Campus Center Room 165

The ongoing civil conflict in Yemen, impacted by the involvement of outside countries including Iran, Saudi Arabia and the US, has created a rapidly-expanding humanitarian disaster.

This panel discussion, featuring Prof. Stacey Philbrick Yadav (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Prof. Jillian Schwedler (City University of New York), two of the leading American experts in Yemeni politics, and moderated by David Mednicoff, will go beyond simple stereotypes of tribalism and religious difference to examine the legacy of authoritarian rule, the trajectory of Yemeni social mobilization since 2011, and shifting regional dynamics in the Middle East.

Co-sponsored by the Program in Middle Eastern Studies in the Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, the Department of Political Science and the School of Public Policy.

UMass Amherst
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