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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Thursday, April 21st, 2016, 5 pm, ZMO
Occidentalism: Uses and Abuses

Opening of the summer colloquium 2016 by Prof Dr Sadik al-Azm

ZMO is honored to host Prof Dr Sadiq Jalal al-Azm for the opening talk of the summer term colloquium 2016. In his long career as one of the best known intellectual figures of Syria and the Arab World, Sadiq al-Azm appeared as a critical philosopher, political and human rights activist and a champion of intellectual freedom and free speech...


Thursday, April 14th, 2016, 5 pm, ZMO
Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants

Film screening and discussion with director
Dr. Shihan de Silva

The film Indian Ocean Memories and African Migrants directed by Dr. Shihan de Silva explores the cultural memories of the largest Afro-Sri Lankan community. Dances and songs (in creolised Portuguese, a language of trade and commerce for 350 years in Sri Lanka)...

Monday, April 18th, 2016, 5 pm, ZMO
Urbanizations of Refugees: Understanding Displacements in the Global South
Lecture within the Urban Studies Seminar "Refugees in the City" by Romola Sanyal

“It is now taken as axiomatic in much of the sociologically and anthropologically oriented refugee literature that refugees are first and foremost a ‘Third World problem’ or a problem of ‘developing countries’” (Malkki, Liisa H., Refugees and exile: From ”refugee studies” to the national order of things. Annual review of anthropology (1995): 503). Although written some 20 years ago, this point remains largely true, as does Malkki’s further elaboration, that this fact is not an accident...

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 6 pm, IAAW
The Middle East and South Asia in Conversation: Interventions, Control, and Resistance in the 21st Century

Next talk in the working series by Dr Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

Dr Aasim Sajjad Akhtar (Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad) will talk on The Symbiotic Relationship between "Counter-Terrorism" and Neoliberal Development: The Case of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor as part of the working series "The Middle East and South Asia in Conversation", co-organized by ZMO fellow Sanaa Alimia.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016, 7 pm, Yunus Emre Institut
Türkei-Deutsche der Zwischenkriegszeit
Mitglieder der Nachfolgegeneration im Gespräch

Long time before the labor migration of Turks to Germany, Germans of all professions settled in cities like Istanbul, Ankara and Bursa.  For the first time a cooperation event between ZMO and the Yunus Emre Institute opens the floor to descendants of these "Turkey-Germans" for an exchange. The event will be in German. Please see also our press release.

Thursday, April 28th, 2016, from 3 pm, 7xjung
"Refugees in the City"

The next WeberWorldCafé brings experts from science and civil society together with high schoolers to discuss important questions related to the topic of "Refugees in the City". This time the Café is curated by Ulrike Freitag (ZMO), Nora Lafi (ZMO) and Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien).


Leibniz Fellowships "Historical Authenticity"
Applications can be sent in until 15 April 2016

ZMO is partner of the Leibniz research alliance "Historical Authenticity". For the academic year 2016 the alliance invites applications for up to three fellowships.  These one to three -month fellowships provide an opportunity to research in the alliance’s research field and its main topics in cooperation with one of the participating institutions.

New Publications

Nelida Fuccaro (eds.)
Violence and the City in the Modern Middle East

Stanford University Press, 2016, 312 p.
With contributions by Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi and Claudia Ghrawi

Ali Nobil Ahmad (eds.)
Cinema in Muslim Societies

Routledge, 2016, 164 p.

Ali Nobil Ahmad (eds.)
Cinema and Society: Film and Social Change in Pakistan

Oxford University Press, 2016, 394 p.

Who's talking? - ZMO in the Media

Ulrike Freitag
Wie Gewalt in multi-religiösen Gesellschaften verhindert werden kann

Ulrike Freitag on possibilities to prevent violence in mulit-religious societies, Causa - Der Tagesspiegel, March 26, 2016.

With Abdoulaye Sounaye
L'Islam au Niger
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Abdoulaye Sounaye in interview with NIcolas Pinault on the social dimension of Islam in Niger, Voice of America, March 18, 2016.

Ali Nobil Ahmad
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Ali Nobil Ahmad on the social and enviromental consequences of the building of coal-fired power plants in Muzaffargarh, Pakistan, The News on Sunday, March 20, 2016.

With Abdoulaye Sounaye
Pourquoi le salafisme fondamental prospère en Afrique?

Abdouaye Sounaye in interview with Bob Barry on the question "why fundamentalist Salafism is prospering in Africa" in Deutsche Welle, March 16, 2016.

With Ulrike Freitag
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Amory Burchhard on a discussion roundtable with Ulrike Freitag and others on possibilities of integration for refugees, Tagesspiegel, March 16, 2016.

With Ali Nobil Ahmad
“Study cinema critically and in all its diversity”

Ali Nobil Ahmad in interview with Zaman Khan on his special research on cinema in Pakistan and beyond, The News, March 6, 2016.

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