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  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-04)
    A History Scholar Says a Word...Barqiyya has asked me to write something about my background and research interests, as a way of introducing the members of the Middle East Studies Advisory Committee to its readers. I am ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-04)
    The Cultural Salon opened this year with a presentation by Ferial Ghazoul, professor of English and Comparative Literature at AUC.
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-04)
    Middle East Studies is an academic program designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the peoples, societies and economies of the region. The graduate program offers courses in Arabic Language and ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-04)
    Last week we had a poetry reading by two Palestinian poets, Mureed Barghouthi and Tamim Barghouthi, father and son. The audience was often moved to applause and to ‘allah!’ and to ‘wow!’. Clearly, the pair possessed what ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-04)
    The response to the last issue of Barqiyya was heartening. Readers encouraged us to stick to the one-sheet version. As it turns out that we, the Crew, prefers this as well. So, let ours be the minimalist motto, less is ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-04)
    If you find this Barqiyya slim; do not despair. The next issue, we hope, will be as full and bustling with news and views as in the past. The reason for the disruption is that the MES Program has a new captain, me, Sharif ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    Last week MEST hosted Rev. Colin Chapman to speak about the Bible and the promise of Palestine to the Jews. The reverend distributed a sheet with a two-page outline to help us follow his complex argument. In the age of ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-05)
    The number of our graduate students has doubled to 25 in the spring semester, from 12 in the fall, a bumper crop indeed. What caused this sudden leap in numbers? A spring bloom, from the heavy rains that fell over Cairo, ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-05)
    Fact: Our program is the only Middle East studies program in Egypt. Pleasing? Sobering? Both. To be one of a kind is certainly pleasing. So is the feeling of rendering a valuable service to Egypt and other countries in the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-05)
    I’m glad I’m not Jihad al-Khazin. If you read Al Hayat, the pan-Arab daily, and notice the leftmost column on the last page, fringed usually by the picture of a pretty female star, you know the journalist I mean. The man ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    Sometimes a book or an event sends us meditating, and makes us see the world or just a question from a fresh angle. I find this occasionally true of even single "facts," like the three I will tell you shortly. Facts, of ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-05)
    Perhaps September, not T.S. Eliot’s April, is the cruelest month. This September began with a big bang, of the destructive kind. Amidst the explosions and smoke and rubble in New York and Washington, everyone has lost: ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    To watch members of the international contingents face the Israeli soldiers and tanks, to watch them negotiate, cajole, maneuver and not give up, so they may help an ambulance go through or prevent the charged soldiers ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    It is generally agreed that the social sciences cannot hope to emulate the natural sciences and formulate laws that predict the course of events, although economics seem happily oblivious to this rumor. But then at AUC ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    "Are ye of more worth than many sparrows?" I have often asked myself this question, although not with the evocative words of Francis Cook in "The Jewel of Indra." Cook compares the answers of Western and Chinese Buddhist ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    I was surprised the other day when I came across an article in the Third World Quarterly (a journal of political economy) on the famed Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda (an interesting film, the Postman, was made about his stay ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    True, the title is not the book. But sometimes the title tells you so much about the book that you don't feel the need to read it. Reading it in fact might intervene with your own article or even the book that the title ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    A website, Campus Watch, created recently by Daniel Pipes and Martin Kramer (P-K), has stirred a strong counter-reaction among Middle East and other scholars. The website is meant to "monitor" Middle East studies in the ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-08)
    Every city has parks, lungs. Perhaps every city where the political system is made of cement should have freedom parks; places where people can gather and discuss, make speeches and proposals, protest, and flail their arms ...
  • American University in Cairo. Middle East Studies Center (American University in Cairo, 2014-04-10)
    Dr. Khaled Fahmy, Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at New York University, recently presented a public lecture at the Binational Fulbright Commission in Garden City. Dr. Fahmy is an AUC alumnus ...