Near Eastern Studies Seminar Series

The Seminar Series is a weekly lecture and discussion organized by the Near Eastern Studies Department and Program. Leading scholars in the field are invited to speak on a range of topics relating to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. Previously called the “Brown Bag Lunch Talks,” the series has been running since the 1970’s. It meets on Mondays at noon while the university is in session. The events are open to the public and usually take place in Jones Hall 202. Due to the pandemic, our events will take place virtually in Fall 2020. Registration links can be found in the announcement for each event on this page.

Convener Spring 2021: Jonathan Gribetz

Convener Fall 2020: Lara Harb

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Upcoming Events

The Invention of Jewish Theocracy: "Religion", "Secularism" and the Struggle for Legal Dominance in the State of Israel

Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm

Near Eastern Studies Virtual Seminar by Alexander Kaye, Brandeis University

Respondent - Jonathan Gribetz, Princeton University, Near Eastern Studies

Location: Zoom
Audience: Open
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