News & Announcements
Five Years After the Arab Uprisings: An Interview with Asef Bayat
Posted Mon, 16 May 2016
This interview was conducted on the occasion of the publication of the Turkish editions of Asef Bayat’s Making Islam Democratic and Life as Politics (Stanford University Press, 2007 and 2013 respectively), and originally appeared in Cumhuriyet Kitap 1366 (21 April 2016): 14–15. It is a follow-up of their first public correspondence, “‘Our Revolution Is Civil’: An Interview with Asef Bayat on Revolt and Change in the Arab World,” that was published in The Hedgehog Review five years ago. Dr. Bayat is professor of Sociology at the Universit of Illinois.
Ganga River Symposium 2015 examined the river's past and future
Posted Fri, 09 Oct 2015
The Ganga (Ganges) River embodies the continuity of the Indic civilization, its religious ethos, and its rich cultural traditions. On October 9, 2015, CSAMES presented The Ganga (Ganges) River Symposium, which brought together presentations on the Ganga's multi-faceted heritage, threats to its sustenance, and planning initiatives to conserve it.
For full details on the symposium, click here
How Does Iran View The Nuclear Deal?
Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015
Middle East Expert Behrooz Ghamari-Tabriz discusses the view from Iran with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain: Click here for the story. Dr. Ghamari-Tabrizi is Interim Director of CSAMES.
Go to "News and Events"/"Recorded Lectures" to hear presentations from CSAMES speakers.
Posted Wed, 13 Mar 2013
Updated List of Language Programs
Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012
Click http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/middleeastern/ and http://www.csames.illinois.edu/resources/southasian/ to see the CSAMES updated list of language programs.
Middle East Story Time: Refugees
Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011
Join us for a Middle East Story Time with activities, music, and stories about refugees on April 16, 2-3pm, at Urbana Free Library.