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What Happened to Venezuela’s Bolivarian Revolution

Dr. Stephen Lewis Chair, History Department California State University, Chico Twenty years ago, Hugo Chávez became president of Venezuela and launched what he called the Bolivarian…

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Representations of Female Homosexuality in Middle Eastern Contemporary Literature: Strategies and Critics

Zayer Baazaoui Ph.D. candidate in Literary, Cultural and Linguistic Studies University of Miami, Florida Zayer Baazaoui explains the connection between the development of society and the development…

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Islam and Fashion in a Transnational Context

Allison Brooke Yates Student, Indiana University Ms. Yates explains how a group of Muslim women living in the United States interpret Muslim fashion. She interviewed those women, as well as Muslim…

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The Truth Behind Argo: Iranian Hostage Crisis and Its Impact on Iranian-American Relations

Casey Benson, Thomas Giles, and Eric Lefevers Students, California State University, Chico The speakers use the results of their research to assert that the 1979-1981 hostage crisis, when Iranian…

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Obstacles to Democratic Goals of Social Movements: A Case Study of Egypt’s Post Arab Spring

Lila Wael Raouf Student, Indiana University Ms. Raouf starts out by posing the question, “Why do social movements sometimes not reach their original goals of democracy?” She notes that…

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Israeli Life and Leisure in the 21st Century

Dr. Michael Leitner Faculty, CSU, Chico Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department Dr. Leitner’s presentation is based on the book he and Sara Leitner edited, “Inside…

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From Chico to Sharjah

Dr. Gayle Hutchinson Dean, College of Behavioral & Social Sciences, CSU, Chico Dr. Gayle Hutchinson shares highlights from two recent trips to Sharjah, the third largest Emirate in the United…

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The Syrian Muslim Brotherhood

Jonathan Miller & Seth Thomas Portland State University Students The presenters give a history of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, from its roots in the fall of the Ottoman Empire in the early…

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Narrative and Agency: Beyond the ‘Invention’ of the Middle East

Mehdi Beyad Student, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London “The Middle East,” as a region and as a concept, is a relatively modern invention, according to the…

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Islam, Feminism, and Western Assumptions: Early 20th Century Women’s Activism in Iran and Turkey

Zavier Christian Wingham Student, University of Texas, Austin Mr. Wingham asserts that the Western news media portray all Muslim women as being the same, and also in a stereotypical, patriarchal…

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