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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 […]

Women in Africa lecture scheduled for Monday

On Monday, February 20 Catharine Newbury, Gwendolen Carter Chair in African Studies, will present “Women in Africa: The Paradoxes of Politics and Political Reform.”

Of the lecture, Professor Newbury says, “in recent years women have gained increased representation in many African state parliaments. But how deep is this transformation: do these changes promote policies that […]

Winter SAQ now available

The Winter 2011-12 issue of the Smith Alumnae Quarterly has come out in print and online and highlights Smithies around the world.

Architect Erinn McGurn ’94 is featured in the magazine’s cover story (see SAQ page 20 for the whole story) for her work building safe, sustainable schools in Zambia. Erinn and her husband started […]

Lecture today on displaying African art in museums

Amhert College Professor Rowland Abiodun will speak at Smith today.

Students participating in the museum studies concentration, those majoring in art or African studies, and members of the general Smith community may be interested in attending a lecture tonight by Professor Rowland Abiodun.

Professor Abiodun is the John C. Newton Professor of the […]

Monday: Lecture on religion and politics in North Africa

Zeghal will give a lecture at Smith on November 14.

On Monday, November 14, guest speaker Malika Zeghal will give a lecture titled Religion and Politics in North Africa: Islamist Movements and Parties in the Political Process.

Zeghal is the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Life, Department of Near Eastern […]

Five Colleges host Africa Day 2011

Nationally recognized as a center for the study of Africa, the Five Colleges work together to provide a program in African Studies.

Each participating college (Smith, Mount Holyoke, Amherst, Hampshire, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst) sustains its own programs and courses relating to Africa. The Five College African Studies Council promotes collaboration and […]

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 […]

Smith professor asked to comment on violence in Sudan

Smith College professor and honorary degree holder Eric Reeves.

Smith College professor Eric Reeves has been in the news this week as an expert on western Sudan’s Darfur region.

Professor Reeves, who wrote A Long Day’s Dying: Critical Moments in the Darfur Genocide, has been following violence in Kordofan, and was recently […]