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  • Dr. Frances Trix (IU), "Working with Refugees on the Syrian Refugee Trail: Strategic Camps in Eastern Europe"

    12:00 p.m. - 01:30 p.m.
    GA 3067

    As winter falls, women and children compose an increasingly higher percentage of the Middle Eastern refugees on the refugee trail to Western Europe. What dangers and fears threaten refugees crossing from Turkey through Greece and the Balkans to Germany? What roles do governments, large international agencies, and local NGOs play in the refugee camps on the way? What are “strategic camps”? Who is being excluded? Dr. Trix recently returned from Macedonia, where she assisted Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghan refugees in refugee camps. She previously worked with Bosnian and Kosovar refugees from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. She has long conducted research in Muslim communities in the US, Turkey, and the Balkans. A speaker of Turkish, Albanian, colloquial Arabic, French, and some Macedonian, she has also taught, researched, and lived in Lebanon, Yemen, and Syria. She is Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Anthropology at IUB. This event is sponsored by the Institute for European Studies, the Russian and East European Institute, and the Center for the Study of the Middle East.

  • Kevin Martin: A State Without Citizens: The Tragedy of Syrian History

    12:00 p.m. - 01:00 p.m.
    GISB 3067

    Please join the Center for the Study of the Middle East and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures for Professor Kevin Martin’s book launch and lunch lecture, “A State Without Citizens: The Tragedy of Syrian History,” on February 16 from 12:00-1:00pm in GISB 3067. Professor Martin will discuss his new book, "Syria's Democratic Years: Citizens, Experts, and Media in the 1950s". Lunch will be provided!

  • Chinese Tidings: Integration, Innovation, and Development of Chinese Cultural Tourism

    06:00 p.m. - 07:00 p.m.
    Global and International Studies Building, Room 1118

    Presentation by Chunyu Yang. Chinese Tidings is an annual series of lectures presented entirely in Chinese. Offered to stimulate discussion on a range of topics while fostering cultural literacy and language skills, the series is open to native speakers of Chinese, students of the language, and even those with no proficiency, since simultaneous summary translations are provided through the lectures by Flagship students. Chinese Tidings is sponsored by IU's Chinese Flagship Center to increase opportunities for authentic interaction in Chinese.

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