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Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Near East Section,
African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress
presents

Waed Athamneh
Professor of Arabic Studies,
Connecticut College

image: Professor Waed Athamneh image: Bookcover: Modern Arabic Poetry

Speaking on
Never Tell and Arab Poet not to Write

Free and Open to the Public
Book Signing to Follow

Thursday, May 4, 2017
12:00-1:00 p.m.
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ -220 Thomas Jefferson Building

10 First St. S.E.
Washington DC. 20540

For additional information contact:
Dr. Muhannad Salhi (202) 707 - 3778

Please allow time to clear security
Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Monday, May 8, 2017

image: Flyer: Genealogist Daniel Horowitz "How I found my Jewish American Family"

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Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 


Monday, May 15, 2017

image: Flyer: Author Joan Nathan speaks on her new book " King Soloman's Table"

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Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362
 (Voice/TTY) or email Ada @ loc.gov
 




Past Events:
2017

 

Thursday, April 27, 2017
The African and MIddle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
the American Tunisian Association presented Professor Stephen J. King,
Associate Professor, Department of Government, Georgetown University
"The Economic Transition that Tunisia's Democratic Transition Deserves"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series

The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress in partnership with The Africa Society
and the Howard University Department of African Studies invited you to a Reading and Book Signing 
with Award-winning Nigerian writer Abubakar Adam Ibrahim

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division
of The Library of Congress as part of theThe Persian Book Lecture Series presented
Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, Speaker, Professor and Novelist speaking on
'Us &Them’: Breaking Free from Cultural Branding and Identity Politics.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Marriage and Politics in 19th and 20th Century Ethiopia featuring Heran Sereke-Brhan, Ph.D.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of the Library of Congress
presented “The Poetry of Jawdat Haydar in a Transnational Framework”  by Dr. Carol N. Fadda

Wednesday, April 12, 2016
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Poetry and Literature Center
of the Library of Congress in partnership with Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented as part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series"
South African Writer Lidudumalingani Mqombothi.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division The Library of Congress presented
The Persian Book Lecture Series inviting you to the 2017 Nowruz Lecture with
Dr. Layla Diba, Independent Scholar, Author, Art Advisor and the
Former Hagop Kevorkian Curator of Islamic Art at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. 
"Kamal al Mulk and the Invention of the Modern Iranian Landscape.”

Thursday, April 6, 2017
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Chase Robinson, President and Distinguished Professor of History
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Speaking on Islam: Facts and Fictions

Thursday, March 30, 2017
The Near East Section, African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Bureau invited you to a lecture
by Dr. Mamdouh Eldamaty, Former Minister of Archaeology and Professor of Archaeology,
Ain Shams University, Egypt "Discovery of the Secret of the Great Pyramid and the Tomb of Tutankhamun"

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "LADY OF THE PALACE," A documentary film.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Ellen Cassedy and Yermiyahu Ahron Taub speaking about the book they translated from Yiddish:
Oedipus in Brooklyn and Other Stories by Blume Lempel

Monday, March 20, 2017
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The African, Latin American
and Western European Division, of The Library of Congress presented a film screening,
SEMBENE! :The Inspiring Story of the Father of African Cinema

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan featuring Feride Buyuran

Thursday, February 23, 2017
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Victor Gama, Angolan composer, musician and designer of
contemporary musical instruments for new music

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy, Cultural and Educational Affairs Office invited you to a presentation,
Islamic Architecture and its relevance to human daily needs
by Dr. Heba Abdelnabi, University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Thursday, February 16, 2017
The African and MIddle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress presented
"Love Songs from the Middle East". A Valentine's Day Extravaganza with poems from the
Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish.
View a Webcast of this Program

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle East Division of The Library of Congress
presented Business and Entrepreneurship in Saudi Arabia:
Opportunities for Partnering and Investing in Emerging Business

by Edward Burton, President and CEO of the U.S.-Saudi Arabian Business Council
View a Webcast of this Program

Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress and
The American Tunisian Association invited you to a presentation by
Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division on
"A View of Tunisia through the Library of Congress Collections"

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "Will you hear my voice"? Rachel Bluwstein (1899-1931). A presentation by
Ann Brener, Hebraic Area Specialist, Library of Congress.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Icons of the Coptic Church with Coptic Iconographer, Evelyn Avery Rophael
View a Webcast of this Program



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