Brigham Young University

Middle East Studies/Arabic

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Kennedy Center Lecture

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Kennedy Center Lecture

“Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and the Dead Sea Scrolls” will be the topic for Lawrence H. Schiffman on  Thursday, 20 March at 11:00 a.m. in 382 JSB.

Schiffman is the vice provost for Undergraduate Education at Yeshiva University.

Previously Schiffman taught for thirty-nine years at New York University where he was the Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and chair of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies.

He is a specialist in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism in Late Antiquity, the history of Jewish law, and Talmudic literature.

His publications include the Courtyards of the House of the Lord:  Studies on the Temple Scroll Read More…

Middle Eastern Festival

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Middle Eastern Festival

Celebrate an evening of Middle Eastern culture, dancing, and food from O’Falafel Etc. restaurant on Thursday, 20 March at 6:00 p.m. in 3280 WSC.  Food and show: $10 ($15 couples special); show only: $5. Tickets sold at the Wilkinson Center Information desk.

All tickets that include the meal must be purchased by Wednesday, 19 March at 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by MESAS and the Arabic Club.

FSSO Presents

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FSSO Presents

Get an inside perspective and learn how to make it in Washington with careers in diplomacy and development.

Ian M. Houston will discuss “Representing the U.S. Foreign Service and International NGOs: Practical Knowledge and Career Management” on  Thursday, 20 March, 3:00–4:30 p.m., in 238 HRCB.

Houston is the executive director of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) and represents the views of the men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service as the senior operational director at AFSA. At AFSA, Houston has been a strong advocate for several Foreign Service professional issues, growing the size of the diplomatic corps, and in managing overall operations including financial, and reporting to an elected governing board. Read More…

Kennedy Center Lecture

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Kennedy Center Lecture

Ancient Near Eastern studies and the BYU Jerusalem Center present “Parachute Journalism: Reporting the Middle East” by Matthew Kalman on Thursday, 27 February at 11:00 a.m. in 238 HRCB.

Kalman is a British freelance journalist reporting and broadcasting from Jerusalem for Time, USA Today, Newsweek, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Daily Mail, the Chronicle of Higher Education, BBC Radio, and the Toronto Globe and Mail.

One of Kalman’s reporting specialties is archaeology, but he also specializes in politics. Read More…