Stories about "Middle East"
Jay Michaelson gives the autumn 2014 Zerby Lecture at Bates.
In Zerby Lecture, author and rabbi examines Israel/Palestine discourse on campus

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:54 am

An author, scholar and rabbi, Jay Michaelson discusses optimum ways to discuss Israel and Palestine in campus settings on Oct. 29.

Bates Assistant Professor of Politics Senem Aslan explains aspects of the structure of the building to a student in a mosque crowded by tourists. Phillip Dube '16/Bates College.
Turkey: Through a Bobcat’s lens

Monday, July 8, 2013 4:00 pm

This past Short Term, I took the course "Turkey: From Empire to State." For part of the course, we ventured forth to Turkey.

With the exception of Hakimah Abdul-Fattah and Cameron Sheldon, who were abroad, the 2013 Fulbright grant recipients attended a May 13 reception at the home of Bates President Clayton Spencer. From left: Catherine Tuttle, Libby Egan, Tara Prasad, Marisa Mohrer, Spencer, Valerie Jarvis, Hansen Johnson, Nora Flanagan, Taryn O'Connell. Photograph by Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College.
Bates produces its largest-ever number of Fulbright grant recipients

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 3:04 pm

Known as a top producer of students receiving Fulbright U.S. Student Grants, Bates will graduate 10 such students -- a record number for the college.

Heartbeat.
Give peace a chance: Israeli-Palestinian band with a mission coming to Bates

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 4:06 pm

Bates presents the young Israeli and Palestinian musicians of Heartbeat, a band seeking to use music to promote peace in the Middle East, on Feb. 27

Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
Saudi Gazette publishes Saudi-focused essay by Andersen ’12, Tatro ’14

Friday, January 25, 2013 1:30 pm

The Saudi Gazette publishes "Bridging the Gap," a student-written account of the 2012 Short Term to Saudi Arabia.

Anthropology major Devin Tatro '14 talks with Saudi men at a desert farm in the Eastern Province during a Short Term trip last spring to Saudi Arabia led by Dana Professor of Anthropology Loring Danforth. This was a rare moment in Saudi society: women talking with men publicly and allowed not to wear abayas. Photo: Ana Bisaillon ’12.
In letter to New York Times, Danforth takes issue with Saudi book, characterizations

Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:07 pm

Danforth's letter is in response to a review of the book On Saudi Arabia by Karen Elliott House.

This family in Yemen's Mawza District received vouchers to buy food as part of Mercy Corps' emergency response to Yemen's humanitarian crisis. Photograph by Cassandra Nelson / Mercy Corps.
Yemen needs ‘resilience’ approach, writes Diener ’99 in Christian Science Monitor

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 1:56 pm

Increasing short-term relief aid — although an important stopgap measure — is not a durable solution for Yemen.

Author Peter Beinart. Photograph by Guillaume Gaudet.
J Street U presents ‘Crisis of Zionism’ author

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:49 pm

Peter Beinart, an author who predicts a breach between young U.S. Jews and Israel if that country maintains its current policies toward the Palestinians, speaks on May 15.

Leena Nasser '12
Arab News highlights new Short Term course heading to Saudi Arabia

Friday, January 13, 2012 4:04 pm

An op-ed in the newspaper Arab News praises Leena Nasser '12, the Bates student who helped to craft the new anthropology course scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia in May.

Lara Friedman is director of policy and government relations for the organization Americans for Peace Now.
Middle East expert to discuss U.S. role in Israeli-Palestinian peace

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 1:50 pm

Lara Friedman visits Bates to discuss America's role in advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace.

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