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December 13, 2010
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, and the Science, Technology and
Business Division, The Library of Congress presented Joan Nathan, award-winning author
and hostess of the acclaimed PBS Television series, Jewish Cooking in America who discussed her latest book:
"Quiches, Kugels and Couscous" My Search for Jewish Cooking in France
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December 9, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture, " The Lion of Judah"
Featured Guest: HRH Prince Ermias Sahle Selassie
(President of the Crown Council of Ethiopia)
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December 8, 2010
The Library of Congress, The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
and the European Division presented a lecture by Dr. Anny Bloch-Raymond, Sociologist,
Member of CNRS (French National Center of Scientific Research)
"French-Jewish Communities along the Mississippi River and the Issue of Belonging"
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November 9, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture, "Contemporary Ethiopian Church Art"
with featured guest speaker Mesertu Wondie

November 4, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. James Loeffler, Ass't. Professor of History and Jewish Studies, the University of Virginia
discussing his new book, The Most Musical Nation: Jews and Culture in the Late Russian Empire.
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November 2, 2010
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division,The Library of Congress
featured Halle Butvin, Founder of One Mango Tree:
Using fair trade principles to empower women in Northern Uganda

November 1, 2010
Celebrating 50 Years of the African Section, The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress presented "Obama in Ghana" The Untold Story, a documentary film by Tony Regusters

October 26, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture by featured guest Dr. Aklilu Habte,
"The History of Education in Ethiopia with Special Emphasis on Higher Education”
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October 25, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Professor Sara Reguer, Chair, Department of Judaic Studies,
Brooklyn College, City University of New York “The Cairo Geniza: the World of Jewish Women”

October 20, 2010
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented Aysha Murad, Counselor of Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain
speaking on Bahrain: Past and Future.
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October 18, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel and the Hyman S.and Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival, DCJCC
presented Michal Govrin, Internationally acclaimed Israeli poet and author who discussed Hold on to the Sun.
Her new collection of short stories and legends translated from the Hebrew.
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October 14, 2010
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division and the Asian Division,
Library of Congress in conjunction with The Embassy of India invited you to a
lecture and book signing. Speaker Kenneth X. Robbins spoke on "African Elites in India".
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October 8, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
in cooperation with the Embassy of Israel presented Joshua Sobol,
award-winning Israeli playwright and author discussing his new book, Cut Throat Dog

October 5, 2010
The African Section, The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Gerhard Seibert
Cape Verde and São Tomé e Príncipe: Commonalities and differences of two Lusophone African Countries.
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September 29, 2010
The African and Middle Eastern Division & The Science,Technology & Business Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Laurie Marker, Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund
The Cheetah: A Race for Survival
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September 28, 2010
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented the 15th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Series lecture.
Kim Theriault, Professor of Art History, Theory, and Criticism, Dominican University presented
The Story Behind the Stamp: Arshile Gorky and the Development of Abstract Expressionism
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September 20, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Kirsten A. Fudeman, Asst. Professor of French Language and Literature, University of Pittsburgh
discussing her new book, Vernacular Voices: Language and Identity in Medieval French Jewish Communities
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June 25, 2010
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African Section, The Library of Congress African Section invited you to an open house and 50th anniversary celebration.You were invited to drop in to talk to our expert librarians and to discover some of the fascinating treasures from the Library’s vast Africana collections.

June 22, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture by Dan Rabinowitz,
“The Illustration of Women on the Title Pages of Hebrew Books”

June 17, 2010
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented Adila Laїdi-Hanieh of George Mason University, speaking on,
Palestinian Contemporary Arts, Trends, and Thematics:
Cultural, Social, and Historical Influences

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June 9, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Ann Brener discussing her new novel,
Samuel's Daughter: A love story from Third-Century Parthia
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May 26, 2010
The Egyptian Museum
The director of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo spoke about the museum. The event was co-sponsored by the Egyptian Embassy Cultural and Educational Affairs Office.

May 26, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division and The Hebrew Table,
Library of Congress Professional Association, Library of Congress, In celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month 2010 presented a film clip from the Jewish Women’s Archive documentary, MAKING TROUBLE
The film tells the story of six of the greatest American Jewish female comic performers
of the last century - Molly Picon, Fanny Brice, Sophie Tucker, Joan Rivers, Gilda Radner, and Wendy Wasserstein.
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May 18, 2010
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division, The Library Of Congress
invited you to a talk by Nancy Gallagher, Professor of History and Chair of the Middle East Studies Program,
University of California, Santa Barbara delivering a lecture entitled: "Stories From Afghanistan”
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May 13, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month 2010, presented a lecture by Jenna Weissman Joselit,
"Child’s Play: the Judaization of Adolescence in 20th - Century America”
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May 10, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division Library of Congress
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month presented a lecture
by Author Robin Gerber, a Senior Fellow in Executive Education at the Robert H. Smith
School of Business at the University of Maryland.
"Barbie's Jewish Mother and Corporate Genius"
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May 6, 2010

The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division and the Veterans History Project,
American Folklife Center of The Library of Congress, In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month 2010,
presented a talk by Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff,
"Faith and Foxholes: Religion in the Military"
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April 13, 2010
Celebrating 50 Years of the African Section,The African Section, African & Middle Eastern Division,
Library of Congress invited you to a lecture by Mulenga Kapwepwe
Celebrating and Preserving Zambia's Cultural Heritage
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April 7, 2010
Celebrating 50 Years of the African Section,The African Section, African & Middle Eastern Division,
and the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress presented a lecture,
“Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents, and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives”

by Guha Shanker, Folklife Specialist, American Folklife Center (AFC), Library of Congress
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April 6, 2010
Celebrating 50 Years of the African Section, The African Section, African & Middle Eastern Division
Library of Congress presented a lecture and book signing
by Author Helen Benedict on her new book “The Edge of Eden”
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March 23, 2010
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Egyptian Embassy Cultural and Educational Affairs Office presented a symposium
"Taha Husayn's Intellectual Legacy in the Arab World"
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March 22, 2010
Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the African Section and Women's History Month,
The African Section, of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
invited you to A Tribute to Mama Afrika: Miriam Makeba
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March 19, 2010
The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress Professional Association,
and the Office of Opportunity, Inclusiveness & Compliance, The Library of Congress
held a Keynote Program for Women’s History Month
featuring Hoda Kotb, broadcast Journalist and television personality, "My Journey"
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March 12, 2010
The African Section, Celebrating its 50th Anniversary,
African & Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress,
invited you to a book discussion by Tom  Shachtman, "Airlift to America"
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February 3, 2010
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Shimon Iakerson,
Senior Researcher, Institute of Oriental Maunscripts,
Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg
"Unique Hebrew Manuscripts in St, Petersburg, Russia"
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January 29, 2010
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, Library of Congress
presented a book discussion and signing
China, Africa, and the African Diaspora: Perspectives
featuring Dr. Sharon T. Freeman, Author and Publisher,
E. Diane White, African Development Specialist,
Melvin Foote, President/CEO Constituency for Africa,
and Ola Famuyiwa, President/CEO African Business Roundtable-USA
(View a Webcast of this Program)

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