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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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Folktales of the Afghani Jews

Audrey Armstrong Undergraduate Anthropology California State University, Chico Audrey Armstrong presents her findings from an interview with the son of an Afghani Jew. She explains how the common…

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Temür, Painter of Politics

Levon Ghanimian Undergraduate History California State University, Northridge Levon Ghanimian explores art in the Middle East. He talks about the dark history of many of these areas, including war,…

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Islamophobia: The New Anti-Semitism

Dr. Amin Asfari Faculty, Wake Technology College & North Carolina Wesleyan College Dr. Amin Asfari has a deeply personal reason for working to educate people about prejudice. His cousin was…

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Leisure and Social Life in Turkey

Dr. Muge Akyildiz Visiting Post-Doctoral Scholar, California State University, Chico, Recreation, Hospitality, and Parks Management Department In this presentation, Dr. Muge Akyildiz, from…

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Global Policy Series: US-Israeli Relations

Dr. Jed Wyrick Faculty, CSU, Chico Comparative Religions and Humanities Department Dr. Wyrick discusses the role of Israel in U.S. Foreign Policy and in the 2016 Presidential election from a…

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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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Some Absurdities of this World: A Cultural Voyage into Rwanda, Uganda and Bangladesh

Kanta Hara CSU, Chico International Student from Japan Kanta Hara, an international student at CSU Chico, explains that a brief encounter in the Philippines changed his life. He was a freshman at…

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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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A Percolation of Culture: The Ottoman Coffee House in European Society

Kristin Feay Student, California State University, Northridge Ms. Feay’s focus is on the historical role of coffee houses as “vessels of cultural exchange” between Middle Eastern…

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