Brigham Young University

Middle East Studies/Arabic

WW I and the Making of the Modern Middle East

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WW I and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Kent F. Schull, an associate professor of Ottoman and modern Middle East history at SUNY Binghamton, will speak to a campus audience on Wednesday, 22 October at noon in 238 HRCB.

Schull is a twice Fulbright Scholar to Turkey. His research interests include crime, punishment, and criminal justice in the late Ottoman Empire, the history of World War I in the Middle East, socio-legal history, Islamic criminal law, and Muslims in North America and Europe. Read More…

Congress, the CIA, the NSA and the Broader Intelligence Community

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Congress, the CIA, the NSA and the Broader Intelligence Community

Michael Bahar, general counsel to the Minority Staff of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, provides legal advice to Democratic committee members. Bahar’s committee has recently addressed terrorism in North Africa, cybersecurity issues in U.S.–China relations, and the leaks to the NSA programs. His presentation will be Thursday, 25 September at 2:00 p.m. in 238 HRCB.

Between 2010 and 2012, he served as deputy legal advisor to the White House’s National Security Staff for foreign relations law, presidential emergency and war powers, intelligence law, information safeguarding and security, ethics, and congressional oversight.

Before graduating from college, Bahar was commissioned into the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). While waiting for his active duty service to begin, Read More…

Career and Internship Positions

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Career and Internship Positions

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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.