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The Middle East, South-east Asia, and Nuclear Power

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

This webinar will discuss what is behind the sudden change in perceptions towards nuclear energy, the paradox of Gulf countries with vast oil reserves turning to an alternative energy source, and the international controls needed to prevent civilian nuclear programmes from morphing into military ones.This virtual event will be conducted on Tuesday, 30 July 2024 from 3.00pm to 4.30pm (SGT). The event is free, and open to all. However, registration is compulsory.

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Assistant Professor of Modern Middle Eastern and North African History

Indiana University

The Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (MELC) in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies (HLS) at Indiana University, Bloomington invites applications for a tenure-track position in the modern (post-1750) social and/or political history of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in August 2025.

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Academic Director - Tunisia

School for International Training

School for International Training (SIT) invites applications for the position of Academic Director (appointment at relevant rank) of its semester-long program located in Tunis, Tunisia in the theme of Politics and Religious Integration in the Mediterranean. SIT is an accredited institution of higher education with a campus located in Vermont, USA. The program follows the SIT semester program model, with two semesters per year that coincide with the fall and spring semester calendar at US universities. 

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Arabic Teacher

St. Anselm's Abbey School

St. Anselm’s Abbey School is an independent, Benedictine, Catholic school serving approximately 260 young men in grades 6-12. Located on 40 wooded acres in Washington, DC, the school offers a fast-paced and engaging liberal arts curriculum and attracts talented, motivated students from across the Washington metropolitan area. The student body is comprised of thirty-seven percent students of color. St. Anselm's Abbey School seeks a full-time instructor of Arabic with a start date of August 2024. 

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Summer Qur’anic Arabic

University of Toronto Mississauga Language Academy

The University of Toronto Mississauga Language Academy (UTMLA) invites participants to an exciting new summer Qur'anic Arabic program with Prof. Walid Saleh (UofT). During 6 weeks (July 2- August 6, 2024) everyday from Monday to Thursday, Prof. Saleh leads a small cohort of reading group to explore the language of the Qur’an aiming to help them become familiar with the vocabulary of the Qur’an and its syntax, variant readings and style and be independent readers of the Qur’an. Participants will learn to use the tools that are used to analyze the Qur’an and its language.

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Iran and China: Common heritage and contemporary relations

University of Groningen

Since ancient times, connections between Iran and China have flourished through trade and literature. This has resulted in significant mutual influence on the artistic, cultural, and political development and histories of various peoples residing in the Iranian plateau, China, and Central Asia. Today a large amount of extant tangible and intangible cultural heritage exists in both Iran and China attesting to this shared history. Both forms of heritage are often referenced, put on display, and mobilized in support of a range of political and personal projects. Given its historical significance and contemporary relevance, the goal of this conference is to bring together scholars considering these common ties of cultural heritage, as well as how they are situated in contemporary academic, political, or cultural debates. We invite papers on any aspect of the common heritage of Iran and China, due May 25, 2024.

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Call for Submission - Exilium

Edward Said Chair at Federal University of São Paulo - Brazil

EXILIUM – Journal of Contemporary Studies, a peer-reviewed academic journal from the Edward Saïd Chair at the Federal University of São Paulo/Brazil is welcoming submissions, in a continuous flow, original articles and essays as well as other types of texts and various materials.

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Prize for Arabic to English Translators

DarArab for Publishing & Translation

The Bait AlGhasham DarArab Translation Prize proudly invites translators and authors to participate in an enriching cultural exchange that celebrates Arabic literary heritage. This annual prize is designed to recognize and promote Arabic literature by facilitating its translation into English, thereby making these works accessible to a global audience.

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