Smith to host event in Jerusalem

Marilyn Schuster, Provost & Dean of the Faculty at Smith, will be in Jerusalem in early January, where she will join an alumnae gathering, graciously hosted by Audrey Scher ’64.

Marilyn will be joined by Smith faculty members Donna Robinson Divine (Morningstar Professor of Government and Director of Middle East Studies), Susan Van Dyne (Professor [...]

Global Studies Center hosts two global salons on Thursday

Dr. Vehbi Baysan is one of two special guests presenting a Global Salon this week.

This Thursday, October 24, the Lewis Global Studies Center in Wright Hall is hosting two Global Salons. Global Salons are an opportunity for the Smith community to gather to discuss global issues and meet with special guests from around [...]

Today: Lunch to discuss the crisis in Syria

Today, Tuesday, September 17, the Lewis Global Studies Center is hosting a What’s Happening Around the World (WHAW) lunch to discuss the current crisis in Syria.

Professors Donna Divine (Morningstar Professor of Government, Director of Middle East Studies) and Jon Western (Five College Professor of International Relations) will discuss the global response to the recent [...]

Arabic Cultural Festival to be held at Smith this month

On Saturday, April 27, Smith College will host an Arabic Cultural Festival for the campus and local communities. The festival is the first ever organized to celebrate Arabic arts and culture at Smith College and in the Pioneer Valley. The festival showcases the arts, music, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of the Arab [...]

Youth Voices in the Arab World: Arts as an Agent of Social Change

On Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Smith College will present Youth Voices in the Arab World: Arts as an Agent of Social Change.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner (first come, first served) and a panel discussion (open to all) on the role of arts as agents of social change in the Arab World. [...]

Upheaval in the Middle East: A Conversation with Hussein Ibish

On Thursday, December 6, Smith will host “Upheaval in the Middle East: A Conversation with Hussein Ibish” in the Neilson Browsing Room at 4 p.m.

Hussein Ibish, a Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative literature from the University of Massachusetts Amherst [...]

International film screenings on campus

In the coming weeks, Smith will screen a number of international films. The films, with subject matter ranging from a feature-length film about the Middle East to a short film and a student-made documentary, are free to view.

Today, Wednesday, April 11, The Syrian Bride will be shown in Seelye 106 at 7 p.m. The [...]

Call for papers/projects: Middle Eastern & North African Studies

All undergraduate students of the Five Colleges are invited to submit abstracts of papers to present at the Second Annual Five College Undergraduate Conference for Middle Eastern and North African studies, hosted by Hampshire College on April 21.

Presentations will be restricted to 20 minutes each. Students writing a senior thesis, Division III, or seminar [...]

Presentation of minors: Middle East & Global South Development Studies

On Friday, October 28 learn about the minor in Middle East Studies over a pizza lunch. A minor in the Middle East Studies offers courses that covers a geographical region stretching from north Africa to southwest and central Asia.  The presentation will be from noon to 1 p.m. in the Campus Center, room 003.

The [...]

“Perspectives of Peace” lecture series begins

Diana Buttu will speak at Smith this month.

This month marks the beginning of a fall lecture series “Perspectives of Peace: Through the Eyes of Palestinian Women”. The lectures are sponsored by the Betty Hamady Sams ’57 and James F. Sams Fund, the Middle East Studies Program, and the Program for the Study of [...]