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Conference: “The Middle East, the Academy, and the Production of Knowledge”

Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:00am to 7:15pm

Biotechnology Building, G10
Central Campus

Since Edward Said's Orientalism almost forty years ago, scholars have viewed the Middle East as a site rife with lessons about the politics of studying place. This conference will examine some of the ways that knowledge about the Middle East is produced and will seek to shed critical light on that knowledge. Please join us!

Our guest speakers include the following:

Katherine Fleming (Provost and professor of history, New York University) introduced by Provost Michael Kotlikoff

Zvi Ben Dor Benite, (history and Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, New York University)

Juan Cole (history, University of Michigan)

Bassam Haddad (Middle East and Islamic Studies Program, George Mason University)

 Nelly Hanna (Arab and Islamic civilizations, American University in Cairo)

This conference is sponsored by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Middle East Working Group, which comprises the Near Eastern Studies DepartmentClarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North AfricaComparative Muslim Societies ProgramJewish Studies Program, and Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative.

Members of the Einaudi Center Middle East Working Group currently include Jonathan Aaron Boyarin (Jewish Studies Program), Mostafa Minawi (Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative), Lauren Monroe (Near Eastern Studies Department), Eric Tagliacozzo (Comparative Muslim Societies Program), and Chantal Thomas (Clarke Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East and North Africa).

Click here for the conference website.

If you plan to attend, please register here.



Event Type



Near Eastern Studies, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Comparative Muslim Societies Program


Cornell Institute for European Studies, iad, Jewish Studies Program, cashum, Cornell Tech, Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative, OTSI, Clarke Initiative


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Contact Name

Lauren Monroe

Disability Access Information

Wheelchair accessible. Please contact us with any questions or special requests.

Open To

the public

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