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Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program events and news
Islamophobia and Race Symposium

Islamophobia and Race Symposium

Monday, March 27, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM Elaine Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

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Screening of "Disturbing the Peace"

Screening of "Disturbing the Peace"

Thursday, February 23, 2017 7:00 PM in Speed Art Museum Cinema

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Save The Date: Islamophobia and Race Symposium

Save The Date: Islamophobia and Race Symposium

A heads-up and hold-the-date! MEIS is holding a one-day symposium on Islamophobia and race on Monday, March 27, 2017. Topics include: racialization of the Muslim, origins of Islamophobia; the surveillance/security state and civil rights; intersection with race and the Black Lives Matter movement; organizations and funding; gender, race and empire; impact on the Muslim community, and community responses.

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Arabic Conversation Table

Arabic Conversation Table

A big "thank you" to our wonderful Fulbright scholar, Nariman Moustafa, for the great help she is offering our students at the Arabic Conversation Table!

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Arts & Sciences has Banner Year for Prestigious Scholars

Arts & Sciences has Banner Year for Prestigious Scholars

In May, 2016, The University of Louisville announced that 22 students and alumni – 16 from the College of Arts & Sciences – have earned some of the world’s most prestigious scholarships. The scholars will head to destinations throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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MEIS Students Win Academic Awards

MEIS Students Win Academic Awards

In Fall, 2015, three Middle East & Islamic studies students won academic awards that will allow them to continue their studies of Middle East & Islamic language and culture.

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MEIS Program Student, Joel Thomas, Mingles with Foreign Dignitaries

MEIS Program Student, Joel Thomas, Mingles with Foreign Dignitaries

Joel Thomas is a student member of the MEIS Program and intern with the Kentucky World Trade Center.

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