Middle East Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Upcoming Events


Know Your Rights: Immigration and Protests

Global Affairs

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Following recent raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and protests in cities nationwide, it is more important than ever to understand: - What your rights are if ICE or law enforcement officers approach you in your home, at work, on campus, or on the street, - How to use the ACLU of Virginia’s free Mobile Justice Virginia app for iPhone and Android, which lets you record law enforcement and submit videos and incident reports automatically to the ACLU, and -What your rights are when participating in a peaceful protest.

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Evoking Place: Fifty Years of Landscapes from the Art Museum of the Americas

Opening reception for a student-curated exhibition event

History and Art History

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Art & Design Building, Fine Arts Gallery, First Floor

This exhibition, which runs from April 12-29, showcases 30 landscapes by 29 artists from 14 countries selected from the permanent collection of the Art Museum of the Americas in Washington DC. It is completely curated by students in Professor Michele Greet's ARTH 495/ARTH 599 courses.

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THEEB: Film Screening and Discussion, April 20

Global Programs

Thursday, April 20, 2017 5:00 PM
Johnson Center, Cinema

1916. While war rages in the Ottoman Empire, Hussein raises his younger brother Theeb in a traditional Bedouin community that is isolated by the vast, unforgiving desert. The brothers' quiet existence is suddenly interrupted when a British Army officer and his guide ask Hussein to escort them to a water well located along the old pilgrimage route to Mecca.

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