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A Conversation with Hisham Matar

April 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies.Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his...

Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

April 2, 2018

 This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThis talk expounds a book project to study various questions related to the long-standing socioeconomic inequality...

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Vladimir Kara-Murza and Michael McFaul

March 6, 2018

Nemtsov is a documentary film about the late leader of the Russian opposition, directed by his friend and colleague Vladimir Kara-Murza. The film chronicles a remarkable political life.

"Our theoreticians were armed with McNamara's arguments." Reflections on Soviet military strategy in the 1960s and 1970s.

March 3, 2018

Abstract: The quotation in the title is taken from the memoirs of Boris Chertok, a leading Soviet missile designer.  In my talk I will examine significant shifts in Soviet thinking about nuclear...

Geographies of Memory, Geographies of Loss: The First World War in Portuguese East Africa

February 6, 2018

The Great War witnessed the most important military operation carried out by Portuguese troops outside the country’s borders during the first half of the 20th Century.

Conference | The Communist Century: New Studies in Revolution, Resistance and Radicalism

February 1, 2018

Conference Agenda:Friday, February 9, 20189:00am - 5:30pmStanford Alumni Center, Fisher Conference Center, 326 Galvez St.9:00-9:30 am: Breakfast9:30-9:45 am: Introductory Remarks9:45-10:45 am:...

We Crossed A Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

January 9, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTHow can we make sense of the tragedy in Syria?

Saudi Arabia: Can Economic Reform Succeed without Political Change?

November 15, 2017

ABSTRACTThe formation of Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption commission and the arrest of dozens of princes and former ranking officials have brought to focus the prospects for political and economic...

Stanford Primary Source Symposium 2017

October 13, 2017

"Movements of Objects and Textual Mobilities"Following on the successful 2016 “Reformations” conference, the 2017 Primary Source Symposium will focus on cultural exchange through the movement of...

100 Shades of Red

September 25, 2017

This event has reached full capacity, please email Shannon at sj1874@stanford.edu to get on the waitlist. Mikhail Zygar will talk about the perception of the Russian revolution of 1917 a hundred...

From Emigration to Post-Migration and the “Refugee Crisis”: Historical Perspectives on Migration in Austria and Germany

April 27, 2017

Please note that this workshop is open to Stanford faculty, students, visiting scholars, and staff only.Migration is obviously the single biggest challenge for European countries and the European...

The Cold War: A World History

April 19, 2017

Abstract: The Cold War was about the rise and the solidification of US power. But it was also about more than that.

Sheep and Socio-Economic Growth in Europe

April 6, 2017

Although sheep are only one of the important domesticates exploited in many parts of the world, it has played a near-paradigmatic role throughout the emergence and spread of European civilization....

2-Day Conference: "Inscribed Identities: Writing as Self Realization" (Day 2)

April 5, 2017

Faculty Organizer:  Joan Ramon Resina (jrresina@stanford.edu)Graduate Student Coordinators:  Gabriela Badica (gbadica@stanford.edu) and Pau Guinart (guinart@stanford.edu) CONFERENCE SCHEDULE for...

Romanian Film Festival: "Delimmas, Decisions, Destinies - from the imaginary to the real realm"

April 4, 2017

The 6th Annual Romanian Film Festival at Stanford, UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University, with additional screenings at University of California Los Angeles and San Francisco Art Institute...

Abbasi Program's 2017 Annual Conference: "Understanding Turkey: Vision, Revision, and the Future," April 28-29 (Day 2)

March 24, 2017

Bringing together more than 25 scholars from Europe, Turkey, and the United States, the conference will explore the contemporary Turkey through the conceptual lenses of space, narrative, and affect...

A Holy War Made in America: The US and the 1914 Germano-Ottoman Call for Global Jihad

March 20, 2017

 ABSTRACTIn this talk, Karine Walther discusses her new book Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as...

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTFrom 1975 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors.

Routines and Ruptures in Protests and Policing in Jordan

March 16, 2017

ABSTRACTPolitical protests in non-democratic settings are not always contentious.

The Old Men in the Census: Inequality and Mobility in 18th Centruy Murcia

March 9, 2017

This workshop is part of the Economic History Workshop series in the Department of Economics and is co-sponsored by The Europe Center.

Empires and Occupations: Global Dynamics of the Illiberal Wartime State, 1914-18

March 9, 2017

- This event is co-sponsored by Stanford Global Studies, The Europe Center, and the History Department - Abstract: By 1914, exploiting colonies was a well-established practice of even the most ...

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Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
John Morton Associate Professor, Surgery
David Brady Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Richard Saller Professor, Classics and History
James J. Sheehan Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Emeritus
Gil-li Vardi Lecturer, GSB, History
Wesley B. Chaney SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, June 2013 - March 2014
Alexander Statman SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Summer 2014
Peter Hick SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, August-September 2017
Najung Kim SCPKU Pre-Doctoral Fellow, September-December 2014
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