Dear students, colleagues, and members of the Kevorkian Center community,
It is a pleasure to kick off another exciting year!
Welcome to our incoming cohort of MA students – the Class of 2019 – and welcome back to our second year students.
For students embarking on coursework, we encourage you to work with our own brilliant faculty and visiting scholars. In Fall 2017, Director of Graduate Studies Professor Marc Michael will be teaching a seminar on Conceptions of Health. There are ample courses offered through our partner department MEIS, as well as a wealth of faculty in a variety of schools and departments across the university that can enrich your inter-disciplinary learning.
This Fall, members of the renowned Lebanese band, Mashrou’ Leila, join us for an exciting program as the semester’s practioners-in-residence. Their workshop will have students explore the relationship between politics and music by imagining and creating a series of audio, visual, textual and other artifacts which will culminate in a collaborative exhibit.
Our academic seminars, workshops, conferences, and multiple educational programs foster a vibrant environment for students, faculty, teachers, and the general public. As always, our events balance current events, faculty and student interests, the latest scholarship and special topics, though which we hope to foster a deeper understanding of the Middle East.
On behalf of all of the Center faculty and staff, we hope to see you at our many events, and welcome you to stop by our office on the 4th floor.
Dr. Helga Tawil-Souri,
Director of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies