Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Tuesday, March 5, 2024

    • 12:00 pm
    • Zoom

    As the onslaught on Gaza continues, the West Bank has been under Israeli assault long before October 7, 2023. Along with daily military incursions, Israel has intensified and deepened the fragmentation of the West Bank. Since October 7, thousands of Palestinians have been detained in the West Bank and hundreds have been killed by military and settlers' fire. And while some

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

    • 4:00 pm
    • 3rd floor, Levis Faculty Center, 919 West Illinois Street, Urbana, IL-61801

    Experience Bangladesh's rich cultural heritage with our Nakshi Kantha workshop! Learn hand-stitching techniques, explore patterns, and create your masterpiece. No experience needed – just bring your enthusiasm! Afterward, join us for the energetic Dhamail Dance, diving into Bangladeshi folk tradition with vibrant rhythms and hues

Thursday, March 28, 2024

    • 4:00 pm
    • Siebel Center for Design, 1208 S 4th St, Champaign, IL 61820

    This presentation seeks to motivate Western audiences towards a deeper understanding of Middle Eastern music. Participants will gain new insights into the beauty and expression of Arabic maqams and traditional rhythmic structures. The workshop incorporates music listening and live music demonstration to help increase awareness of this seminal musical genre.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Friday, April 5, 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

    • 4:00 pm
    • Illini Union Bookstore Author's Corner 809 S. Wright St, Champaign

    Michael Barnett is a University Professor of International Affairs and Political Science at the George Washington University. His research interests span the Middle East, humanitarianism, global governance, global ethics, and the United Nations. He will deliver an in-person lecture at our campus about his recent book, The One State Reality.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024