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February 2018

MES Lecture Series: Aili Mari Tripp

February 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Aili Tripp

Title: “Women's Rights Reform in Algeria: Why the Maghreb Differs from the Middle East” The talk looks at women's rights reforms in Algeria since the Black Decade (1992-2002) to show how Algeria is converging with Tunisia and Morocco…

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Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting

February 9 - February 10
H.F DeLuca Forum, Discovery Building, 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Cultures in Conflict

Scheduled over two days and hosted at UW-Madison’s state-of-the-art Discovery Building, the conference features award-winning, professional human rights reporters, organized into two keynote presentations and five thematic panels. Each panel includes three experienced reporters who…

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Film: “The Other Side of Hope” (Toivon Tuolla Puolen)

February 10 @ 7:00 pm CST
UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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TOIVON TUOLLA PUOLEN

The newest feature from Finland’s most celebrated auteur follows the unpredictable exploits of a Syrian refugee in Helsinki. Searching for his sister and facing deportation back to Aleppo, Khaled (Haji) escapes a holding center and…

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Film: “The Insult” (L’insulte)

February 17 @ 7:00 pm CST
UW Cinematheque, 4070 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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L'insulte

A Lebanese Christian car mechanic and a Palestinian Muslim construction worker in Beirut begin a heated personal argument about a broken drain pipe, leading to a highly publicized legal battle that threatens to disrupt both…

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MES Lecture Series: Philip Hollander

February 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Philip Hollander

Title: "Postmodernism Doesn’t Equal Post-Zionism: Hanokh Bartov and the Advent of Israeli Postmodernist Fiction" In this lecture, I contest the scholarly view that Israeli postmodernist fiction emerged alongside post-Zionism, an intellectual movement that challenges major…

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March 2018

MES Lecture Series: Bican Sahin

March 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Bican Sahin

Title: "An Assessment of Democracy in Turkey from A Liberal Perspective" The presentation will consist of an analysis of the current  state of democracy in Turkey from the perspective of liberal democratic values such as the principle…

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MES Lecture Series: Jennifer Pruitt

March 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706 United States
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Jennifer Pruitt

Title: "Rebuilding Islamic Jerusalem, ca 1035" Professor Pruitt will present her research into the Fatimid dynasty's rebuilding of Jerusalem in ca. 1035.  Focusing on the restorations of the Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the…

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