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(2009)

December 15, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Mohsine El Ahmadi, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding,
Georgetown University, speaking on
Competing Spheres: Religion, Society, and State in Morocco

December 9, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented author Alia Malek speaking on her book
A Country Called Amreeka: Arab Roots, American Stories

December 3, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division The Library of Congress
presented Ahmed Achrati, Ph.D speaking on
Petroglyphic Art in North Africa: The Story of the Engraved Rocks of the Sahara
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November 19, 2009

The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Ronit Seter "Is Israeli Classical Music Jewish?"
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November 17, 2009
The Near East Section, The African and Middle Eastern Division; The Library of Congress
presented Haleh Esfandiari, Author and Director of the Middle East Program
at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars speaking on her recently published memoir
"My Prison, My Home: One Women's Story of Captivity in Iran"
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November 4, 2009
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented a lecture and book signing
Author Lee Ann Fujii spoke on her book, Killing Neighbors: Webs of Violence in Rwanda
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November 2, 2009

The African and Middle Eastern Division & The Library of Congress Professional Association
presented a special program, A Conversation with Film Producer Louis A. Stroller
A presentation about film, the industry and current projects involving travel to Africa and Israel
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October 26, 2009
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
and The Hispanic Division, Library of Congress presented
"Kangamba, a film on war in Angola"

October 20, 2009
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, and the Hispanic Division,
The Library of Congress presented Daniel R. Pinto, Science and Technology Cooperation,
Embassy of Brazil “The Jews of Brazil"
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October 16, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a talk by Dr. Abbas Milani
Hamid and Christina Moghadam, Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University
On his latest two volumes of work “Eminent Persians” The Men and Women Who Made Modern Iran, 1941-1979
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October 15, 2009
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Mark N. Ozer, MD, discussing his book "The Litvak Legacy"
documenting the contributions of Lithuanian Jews to the english speaking world and Israel
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October 14, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a talk on “The Mysterious Rosetta Stone”
by Dr. Joel Freeman, President of the Freeman Institute

October 6, 2009
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by Andrew Oliver, Author
speaking on "The Arabic Souvenir of Valentine Mott"
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October 1, 2009
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by Sherif Meleka, M.D., Clinical Director Ava Mina Pain Clinic,
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

"Physician Writers, Past and Present
"
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October 1, 2009

The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by Father Hady J. Mahfouz, Rector of the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
"On Higher Education in Lebanon and the Role of USEK"
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September 22, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "Five Countries in Twenty One Days"
by Nawal A. Kawar, Reference Librarian for the Arab World
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September 15, 2009
The Near East Section African and Middle Eastern Division The Library of Congress
in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of The Birth of William Saroyan presented
The Fourteenth Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture with
Dickran Kouymjian, Professor Emeritus, California State University, Fresno
"The Unknown Saroyan"
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September 9, 2009

The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Hispanic Division at The Library Of Congress
invited you to a talk by James Reston Jr. Author of
“Defenders of the Faith: Charles V, Suleyman the Magnificent,
and the Battle for Europe, 1520-1536”
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July 27, 2009
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture, “The State of Art in Ethiopia”
featuring The Most Honorable Maitre Artiste World Laureate Afewerk Tekle
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July 1, 2009

The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress,
and The Egyptian Embassy presented Dr. Maha Mahmoud,
Director, Egyptian Cultural and Educational Bureau,
Egyptian Embassy, Washington, D.C. speaking on:
"Egyptian Women and their contribution to Education, Labor, Economy and Social Life in Egypt"

June 30, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Her Excellency, Marie L. Yovanovitch,
United States Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia
"Report from Armenia"
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June 25, 2009

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Izetta Roberts Cooper speaking on her book
Liberia, A Visit Through Books

June 24, 2009

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
Library of Congress, presented Nomi Stone reading from her new book
"Stranger's Notebooks", chronciling her time with the Jewish community of Djerba, Tunisia

June 17, 2009
The Law Library of Congress and the African and Middle Eastern Division
of the Library of Congress presented a lecture,
The Approach of the Halakah and Sharia' to Contemporary Legal Issues
Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean Institute of American and Talmudic Law,
and Issam Michael Saliba, Legal Specialist of Islamic Law, Law Library of Congress
Moderated by Don Wallace, Chairman, International Law Institute (Georgetown University Law Center)
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June 4,2009
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a reading byYermiyahu Ahron Taub, Senior Cataloging Specialist
from his new book, What Stillness Illuminated
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May 27, 2009
In Celebration of Jewish- American Heritage Month May 2009
The Manuscript Division and The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress, were pleased to sponsor a public play, reading and discussion,
"Crisis Over Marjorie" (a one act-play by Herman Wouk)
(Registered for copyright in 1941, this unpublished script was found in the Manuscript Division)
20 minute dramatic precursor of Wouk's best selling 1955 novel Marjorie Morningstar

May 19, 2009
In Celebration of Jewish-American Heritage Month
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Laura Cohen Apelbaum, Executive Director and Wendy Turman, Registrar,
Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington
An Illustrated lecture of the Society's new exhibition: "Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln's City"
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May 13, 2009
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented The Tenth Annual Myron M. Weinstein Memorial Lecture on the Hebraic Book.
Gershon Greenberg, Professor of Philosphy and Religion, American University, Washington, D.C.
spoke on "Breaking the Holocaust Silence: A Hidden Hasidic Text of 1947 - and Elie Wiesel"
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May 8, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Mervat Hatem, Professor of Political Science, Howard University, speaking on
"Literature and Nation-Building in the Writings of 'A'isha Taymur (1840 - 1902)"
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May 5, 2009
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month 2009
presented a film-in-progress screening,a lecture,
and a discussion about Gertrude Berg by Director Aviva Kempner
"You Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg"

April 28, 2009
The Near East Section, African And Middle Eastern Division, The Library Of Congress
invited you to a lecture by guest speaker John W. Kiser,
Author of "Commander of the Faithful,The Life and Times of Emir Abd el-Kader"
Recovering the Memory of a Muslim World Hero: Emir Abdel-Kader 1808 - 83
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April 16, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture by guest speaker Corry Guttstadt,
Research Fellow at the the United States Holocaust Museum
Istanbul Paris Auschwitz:Turkish Jews as Holocaust Victims

April 13, 2009
The Near East Section, African Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by guest speaker Dr. Halim Barakat,
Professor Emeritus, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown University
speaking on: “Exploration into Exile and Creativity:  The case of Arab-American Writers”
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April 2, 2009
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Ambassador Nureldin Satti,
UNESCO ’S Role in Building Bridges to Cultural Peace:
Case studies of Somalia, Burundi and Ethiopia

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April 1, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to the film screening of: “Nobody’s Enemy."
A Documentary Film Showcasing Rap and Hip Hop Music in Iran
with Guest Speaker and Film Producer, Neda Sarmast

March 17, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a talk by guest speaker and art Historian Andy Lowings.
Speaking on: " The Lyre of UR Project"
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March 16, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented guest speaker Dr.Idris Hadi Salih, Minister of Higher Education
of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq,
"Education in Iraqi Kurdistan"
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March 10, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Michael Albin, former LC Chief of Anglo-American Acquisition and,
until December 2008, Anthropologist with the US Military in Iraq,
a presentation with photographs on his work in Iraq
"Iraq: Rural and Urban Social Organization"
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February 26 , 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Jonathan Lyons,researcher at the Center for Terrorism and
former correspondent for Reuters discussing his new book,
"The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization"
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February 24, 2009
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented the second of two lectures by Juan  Romero, Adjunct Professor
at Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
"The Iraqi Revolution: Why is it Relevant to Modern Iraq? ”
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February 23, 2009
The African Section and Hebraic Section, African Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented “An Ethiopian Homecoming.” an illustrated lecture with film clips by  Dera Tompkins.
International Reggae legend, Robert Nesta Marley, would have been 60 years old in 2005. To commemorate his birthday, people from all over the world flocked to Addis Ababa to honor his memory in the land he considered to be “Zion.” Music promoter and founder of Washington’s annual Bob Marley’s birthday celebration, Dera Tompkins, made her first trip to Ethiopia for the momentous occasion, which is documented in the film “Africa Unite.”

February 17, 2009
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress presented "The Neo African Americans."
A documentary about how rapid immigration from Africa and the Caribbean is transforming the "African American"narrative.
The film screening was followed by a Q & A session and open discussion with the producer/director,
Kobina Aidoo, and Yoku Shaw-Taylor, co-editor of "The Other African Americans: Contempory African and Caribbean Immigrants in the United States"

February 17, 2009
The Near Section African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented the first of two lectures byJuan Romero, Adjunct Professor at
Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
"The Iraq Monarchy: A British Experiment in Nation-Building”
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February 11, 2009
The Hebraic Section and the Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress presented Ariel Sabar speaking on his book"My Father's Paradise:
A Son's Search for His Jewish Past in Kurdish Iraq"


January 12, 2009
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress, CORD, and the Book Wish Foundation
co-sponsored a lecture by Brian Wakley, Chief Executive, CORD on
"Waging Peace: Building a New Life in Chad after Conflict for the Victims of Darfur"
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