Toward More Expansive Perspectives on Gender, Authority, and Role Modeling

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In our particular sociopolitical moment, matters of sex, gender, and authority have taken on greater visibility and urgency, as the recently viral #metoo movement—started 10 years ago by Tarana Burke—has drawn renewed attention to the ways in which the abuse of authority and power enables gendered and sexualized oppression.

Former JINELC M.A. student, Anruo Bao, to present at upcoming conference, June 4-5.

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Former JINELC M.A. student, Anruo Bao, to present The Image of China in the Yiddish Newspapers during the Russo-Japanese War as part of upcoming conference on China and Ashkenazic European Jewry.

Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures Newsletter

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Catch up on new department members, faculty news, and upcoming events!

Maimonides and the Merchants

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On Monday, January 29, Mark R. Cohen, Khedouri A. Zilkha Professor Emeritus of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton, and a renowned historian of Jews in the medieval Islamic world, will discuss his recent book, Maimonides and the Merchants: Jewish Law and Society in the Medieval Islamic World.

APTLII - Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute

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The UW-Madison Arabic, Persian, and Turkish Language Immersion Institute (APTLII) is a residential summer language immersion program for undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals. Courses are offered for academic credit at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels (depending on sufficient enrollment).

Routledge publishes collection including essays from two alumni

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Edited by alumnus Jacob Ari Labendz, Jewish Property After 1945: Cultures and Economies of Ownership, Loss, Recovery, and Transfer, includes contributions from Labendz, alumna Sara T. Jay, among others. This collection explores contesting conceptions of ownership and property claims advanced in the post-war years.

The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program

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The Naomi Prawer Kadar International Yiddish Summer Program, at Tel Aviv University, is available at all levels. This summer language program focuses on both Yiddish language and literature and is taught by highly-qualified and experienced teachers in small classes. 4 credits are awarded for successful completion of the program.

The Misery of Terrorism: Intelligence blunders, savage despair, and the endless war.

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Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages & Cultures graduate student, Tyler B. Parker, writes a book review for The Common Reader, a Washington University in St. Louis journal.

Coexistance in the Middle East

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Coexistence in the Middle East (CME) enables current and future leaders from around the world to explore the facts on the ground and examine local realities from the perspectives of various religious, political, cultural and national groups that converge at a crossroads of humanity.

JINSA Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy

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JINSA’s Non-Resident Research Internship is an exciting opportunity which will give students the chance to gain foreign policy and national security research skills at a respected Washington think tank in a remote capacity.

Toward A More Effective Pedagogy: Film As A Pedagogical Tool For Teaching South Asian Languages

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In an article written for The TFLTA Journal, Profesor Mohammad J. Warsi presents some of the relevant aspects that the role songs can play in the teaching–learning process of Hindi-Urdu as a second/ foreign language, drawn from the perspective of using the communicative approach to language teaching and learning.

ONLINE SUMMER HINDI-URDU THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

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Interested in learning Hindi or Urdu online this summer? The 2017 UPenn Hindi-Urdu StarTalk program, offered May 22-June 28, is now accepting applications!