Events

2018 – 2019 Events

Building a Better Generation: Combating Islamophobia & Racial Discrimination

Building a Better Generation: Combating Islamophobia & Racial Discrimination

The McGillycuddy-Logue Fellows Program at Boston College presents this lecture with Meira Neggaz. Meira Neggaz is the Executive Director of the Institutefor Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), where she is responsible for the institution's overall leadership, representation, strategy and growth. She leads ISPU's team to conduct and broadly disseminate research on the American Muslim community and issues impacting on it. She holds a BA from Huron University, a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an International Health Certificate from Boston University.

October 03

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Higgins Hall, Room 300

Contact
shakhash@bc.edu

Meira Neggaz

Meira Neggaz

Building a Better Generation: Combating Islamophobia and Racial Discrimination

October 03

5:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Higgins Hall, Higgins 300 Auditorium

Contact
shakhash@bc.edu or 857-345-0488

Azadeh Tajpour - Film showing with director

Azadeh Tajpour - Film showing with director

"Gazing Through a Lens: Ali Khan Documents 19th-century Iran"

Azadeh Tajpour is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Tehran, and now lives in Boston. She holds an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University and is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellowship, and artist residencies at The Studios at Mass MoCA, Virginia Center for the Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, Art Omi, and more. She has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Iran. Her documentary, Film and Discussion: Gazing through a Lens—ʿAli Khan Documents 19th-Century Iran, has been screened at the Harvard Art Museums and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT.

 

October 03

6:00 PM

Fulton Hall, Room 250

Contact
kathleen.bailey@bc.edu

Azadeh Tajpour: Film Showing with Director

Azadeh Tajpour: Film Showing with Director

Film Showing with Director. Gazing Through a Lens: Ali Khan Documents 19th - Century Iran

October 03

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Fulton Hall, Room 250

Contact
Kathleen.Bailey@bc.edu

Gazing Through a Lens: Ali Khan Documents 19th-century Iran

Gazing Through a Lens: Ali Khan Documents 19th-century Iran

The Islamic Civilization and Societies Program at Boston College presents a film showing with director Azadeh Tajpour. Azadeh Tajpour is a multidisciplinary artist, born in Tehran, and now lives in Boston. She holds an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University and is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artists Fellowship, and artist residencies at The Studies at Mass MoCA, Virginia Center for the Arts, Boston Center for the Arts, Art Omi, and more. She has exhibited in Boston, Los Angeles, Mexico, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Iran. Her documentary, Fil and Discussion: Gazing Through a Lens-Ali Khan Documents 19th Century Iran, has been screened at the Harvard Art Museums and Aga Khan Documentation Center at MIT.

October 03

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Fulton Hall, Room 250

Contact
Kathleen Bailey

Refugees and Migration: Responding to a Global Humanitarian Crisis

Refugees and Migration: Responding to a Global Humanitarian Crisis

The world is currently facing the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, with 68 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, including 25 million refugees. How will we respond? 

Join us on Friday, October 19 for an extraordinary day of education, conversation, and inspiration.

This conference features keynote addresses from Gideon Maltz (executive director of the Tent Partnership for Refugees) and Sasha Chanoff (founder of RefugePoint), and panel discussions that provide a global overview of the crisis, an analysis of large-scale attempts to  alleviate the crisis, and a conversation about local efforts in our region to make a difference. 

This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited so we ask that you register here before October 11. All who register will receive a free boxed lunch during the conference.

Hosted by Boston College and Peace Islands Institute, with support from the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program, the International Studies Program, the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Student Association, and the Global Citizenships Project.

October 19

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Corcoran Commons, Heights Room

Contact
Julia Barrett (barretpq@bc.edu)

Global Engagement Portal - Open Hours

Global Engagement Portal - Open Hours

Stop in to the Global Engagement Portal for a quick (or long!) conversation with residents of the Harsham IDP & Refugee Camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. The Erbil Portal curator (who speaks English, Arabic, and Kurdish) will join some neighbors for conversations, music, and perhaps some hip-hop poetry.

The Harsham Camp hosts 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families who fled the so-called Islamic State's takeover of Mosul and surrounding villages in mid-2014. Erbil is the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, which hosts around 1.5 million internally displaced Iraqis and almost 230,000 Syrian refugees. Click for more info about the Erbil site

October 22

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

O'Neill Plaza

Contact
Hailey Burgess (burgesha@bc.edu)

Global Engagement Portal - Open Hours

Global Engagement Portal - Open Hours

Stop in to the Global Engagement Portal for a quick (or long!) conversation with residents of the Harsham IDP & Refugee Camp near Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan. The Erbil Portal curator (who speaks English, Arabic, and Kurdish) will join some neighbors for conversations, music, and perhaps some hip-hop poetry.

The Harsham Camp hosts 1,500 internally displaced Iraqi families who fled the so-called Islamic State's takeover of Mosul and surrounding villages in mid-2014. Erbil is the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan Region, which hosts around 1.5 million internally displaced Iraqis and almost 230,000 Syrian refugees. Click for more info about the Erbil site

October 24

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

O'Neill Plaza

Contact
Hailey Burgess (burgesha@bc.edu)

Critical Language Scholarship Workshop

Critical Language Scholarship Workshop

This event is co-hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program and will be facilitated by Prof. Kathleen Bailey and Christina Hatzipetros, campus advisors for the CLS  program. It aims to help prepare candidates for the current application cycle. Applications for summer 2019 programs are due November 27.  

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains.

CLS is part of a wider government initiative to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages that are critical to national security and economic prosperity. CLS plays an important role in preparing students for the 21st century's globalized workforce and increasing national competitiveness.

The Critical Language Scholarship Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by American Councils for International Education.

 

October 24

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Hovey House Library

Contact
Christina Hatzipetros

Global Engagement Portal - Open Hours

Global Engagement Portal - Open Hours

Stop in to BC's Global Engagement Portal for a quick (or long!) conversation with residents of Mexico City over the lunch hour. An English-speaking curator in Mexico City will partner with our portal curator for a free-wheeling conversation.  

The Portal in Mexico City has moved around town, garnered major national and international press, and hosted celebrities including TV stars, musicians, politicians, etc. For the past year it has been part of the Centro de Cultura Digital (CCD), located at the entrance to Chapultepec Park, one of the most iconic spaces in Mexico City.

November 12

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

O'Neill Plaza ×

Contact
Hailey Burgess (burgesha@bc.edu)

The Middle East and the Era of Disarray

The Middle East and the Era of Disarray

Fireside chat with the former Jordanian Ambassador to Washington, Karim Kawar. Talk will be followed by a reception in the Fulton Honors Library.

Sponsored by the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program.

November 16

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Fulton Hall, Fulton 511

Student Panel on Research and Study in the Middle East

Student Panel on Research and Study in the Middle East

Students will present their academic research conducted in the MENA region. Learn about semester/year and summer programs abroad, as well as matching scholarship and grant opportunities, including the Omar Aggad Fellowships, the Mizna Fellowships, the Fung Scholars Program, McGillycuddy-Logue Travel Grants, Boren Scholarships, Critical Language Scholarships and more.

Co-sponsored by the Islamic Civilization and Societies Program and the Office of International Programs at Boston College. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to oipfel@bc.edu by November 22.

November 28

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

MCGUINN HALL 437

Contact
christina.hatzipetros@bc.edu