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Beirut Seminars

2013

Date: Saturday, November 23, 2013.
Place: Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Speakers・Title:
  • Namie Tsujigami (Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo) “Saudi Women’s Negotiation of Power and Space through Driving Campaign”
  • Takuya Murakami (Ph.D. Candidate, J. F. Oberlin University, Tokyo) “What Kind of Role Does GCC Play for Regional Security?: The Significance of the Peninsula Shield Force Deployment to Bahrain and the Possibility of Cooperative Security”
  • Yusuke Kawamura (Ph.D. Candidate, Kyoto University/ Durham University) “Structural Adjustment and Social Protection in the MENA Region: Food Subsidies in Jordan”
  • Yushi Chiba (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/ The University of Tokyo) “Jordanian Broadcasting Strategy in the Changing Regional Media Landscape”
Commentators:
  • Hassan Hammoud (Lebanese American University)
  • Hilal Khashan (American University of Beirut)
  • Ramzi Mabsout (American University of Beirut)
  • Maria Bou Zeid Farah (Notre Dame University)
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2012

Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Place: Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Speakers・Title:
  • Mari Nukii (Research Associate, Waseda University, Tokyo) “The history of the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services: Living as ‘Arab Americans’ in America before and after 9/11”
  • Nozomi Shiratani (Ph.D. Candidate, Sophia University, Tokyo) “Reexamining the Islamists’ triumph in Morocco after the Arab Spring: A study of the 2011 parliamentary elections”
  • Takumi Sato (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo)
  • Shin Yasuda (Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Kyoto) “From ethic to Sharia-compliance: The development of Islamic tourism in the MENA region”
  • Yuri Ishida (JSPS Research Fellow, Kyoto University, Kyoto) “The Muslim intellectual network in the eighteenth century: Focusing on academic genealogies in Shāh Walī Allāh's autobiography”
  • Ichiro Ozawa (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo) “Production and employment of artillery in Iran and British influences, 1810–1848”
Commentators:
  • Guita Hourani (Notre Dame University)
  • François Burgat (Institut Français de Proche-Orient)
  • Hilal Khashan (American University of Beirut)
  • Rola Khatib (Lebanese University)
  • Wajih Kanso (Lebanese University)
  • Mansur Sefatgol (ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)
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2011

Date: Friday, November 25, 2011.
Place: Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Speakers・Title:
  • Junko Toriyama (Ph.D. Candidate, Ochanomizu University, Tokyo) “Workings of power to the eyes of Cairene woman in her twenties in the eve of revolution”
  • Masaki Mizobuchi (Joint Researcher, Institute of Asian Cultures, Sophia University, Tokyo) “Arab Spring and the United States: Twilight of the Pax-Americana?”
  • Masako Shimizu (Ph.D. Candidate, Sophia University, Tokyo) “The Participation of Hamas in the Palestinian Authority: The processes, impacts and implications”
  • Yoko Fujii (Lecturer, Nihon University, Tokyo) “Lebanon's image in narratives of pilgrimage in the 17th century”
  • Takayoshi Kuromiya (Ph.D. Candidate, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo) “Economic growth of resource-exporting countries: Taking Egypt and Saudi Arabia as examples”
  • Shigeto Kondo (Ph.D. Candidate, Keio University, Tokyo) “‘Small states’ diplomacy’ during the First Oil Crisis: The cases of Kuwait, 1970-1973”
Commentators:
  • Sari Hanafi (Professor, American University of Beirut)
  • Hilal Khashan (Professor, American University of Beirut)
  • Karim Makdisi (Associate Professor, American University of Beirut)
  • Ray Mouawad (Assistant Professor, Lebanese American University)
  • Jean-Francois Verne (Associate Professor, Kaslik Holy Spirit University)
  • Habib Malik (Associate Professor, Lebanese American University)
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2010

Date: Friday, November 19, 2010.
Place: Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Speakers・Title:
  • Sayaka Nakano (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo) “A Study of the Abbasid Court Musicians Recorded in al-Aghani
  • Keiko Ota (Research Fellow, Ochanomizu University) “The Meccan Sharifate and the Red Sea Trade: The Rise of Jidda as an Entrepot Port and the Policy of the Mamluk Dynasty toward Hijaz”
  • Naofumi Abe (Research Fellow, The University of Tokyo) “Mother, Wife, and Daughter in Law of Fath ‘Ali Khan Donboli: A Study in Probate Inventories of a Local Notable in Nineteenth-Century Iran”
  • Hirotake Ishiguro (Ph. D. Candidate, Kobe University) “Inter-Party Competition and Quasi-Institutionalized Party System in the Middle Eastern Monarchies: The Case of Kuwait”
  • Akihito Kudo (Research Fellow, Osaka University) “French Orientalism and Legal Pluralism: Classification of Landed Property in Nineteenth-Century Algeria”
  • Satoshi Udo (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) “Reception of Modern Arab Literature in Japan: From Third-Worldism to Multiculturalism”
Commentators:
  • Stefan Leder (Director, Orient Institut Beirut)
  • Stefan Knost (Senior Research Fellow, Orient Institut Beirut)
  • Oussama Arabi (Lecturer, Lebanese American University)
  • Katia Haddad (Professor, Saint Joseph University)
  • Hilal Khashan (Professor, American University of Beirut)
  • Abdul-Rahim Abu-Husayn (Professor, American University of Beirut)
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2009

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2009.
Place: Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies(JaCMES),2nd floor,Azariyeh Building A2-1, Beirut Central District (Downtown Beirut)
Speakers・Title:
  • Junko Toriyama (Ph.D. Candidate, Ochanomizu University) “Female Teacher as Pseudo-mother: The Role of Female Teacher in the Current Egyptian Educational Market”
  • Koji Horinuki (Ph.D. Candidate, Kyoto University) “Controversies over labour force naturalisation: 30 years of Emiratisation in the UAE”
  • Sayaka Nakano (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo) “The role of panegyrist-poets and praise poetry in the early Abbasid society”
  • Asuka Tsuji (Research Associate, Institute of Oriental Culture, The University of Tokyo) “The mass conversion of 1354 reconsidered: The Copts in Mamluk Egypt as depicted in the Life and Miracles of Anba Ruways”
  • Hiroko Miyokawa (Post Doctoral Researcher, Sophia University) “Nationalisms and national integration of Christians in Egypt and Syria”
  • Satoshi Udo (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo) “Against fatality: Kateb Yacine and Farjallah Haik”
Commentators:
  • Dr. Abdulkhaleq Abdulla (Professor, United Arab Emirates University)
  • Dr. Massoud Daher (Professor, Lebanese University)
  • Dr. Iman Farag (Researcher, Centre d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales, Cairo)
  • Dr. Katia Haddad (Professor, Saint Joseph University)
  • Dr. Stefan Leder (Director, Orient-Institut Beirut)
  • Dr. John Meloy (Associate Professor, American University of Beirut)
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2008

Date: Monday, November 24, 2008.
Place: Japan Center for Middle Eastern Studies(JaCMES),2nd floor, Azariyeh Building A2-1, Beirut Central District (Downtown Beirut)
Speakers・Title:
  • Aiko Nishikida (Research Fellow, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Palestinians from the ‘Seven Villages’ : Their Legal Status and Social Condition”
  • Kenichiro Takao (Th.D. Candidate, Doshisha University) “Implication of ‘Salafism’ in Today’s Sufism: The Case of Ahmad Kuftaru”
  • Yasuhiro Fukushima (Research Fellow, Institute for International Studies, J.F. Oberlin University) “The Current Situation and Problems on the Advancement of Middle East-Based Islamic Financial Institutions into Malaysia”
  • Hiroko Minesaki (Research Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) “Gender and Authority in Islamic Discourses: In the Case of Female Preachers in Cairo and Environs Farm Village”
  • Junko Toriyama (Ph.D. Candidate, Ochanomizu University) “Negotiating Body and Negotiating Selves in Consumer Culture: Make-up Practices of Young Female School Teachers in Contemporary Cairo”
  • Satoshi Udo (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo) “Cosmology of French Writing in Arabic Countries: Algeria and Lebanon”
Commentators:
  • Madawi Al-Rasheed (King's College, London)
  • Salim Chahine (American University of Beirut)
  • Katia Haddad (Saint Joseph University)
  • Toufic Houri (Imam Ouzai College of Islamic Studies)
  • Seiko Sugita (UNESCO)
  • Jaber Suleiman (Independent Researcher)
For more details, please see here .

2007

Date: Monday and Tuesday, November 26 and 27, 2007.
Place: Crowne Plaza Beirut, Hamra Street, Beirut(Ile de France Room, 1st Floor)
Speakers・Title:
  • Aiko Nishikida (Research Fellow, ILCAA, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Palestinians in Diaspora: Their Identity and Nationalism in Jordan”
  • Akiko Sugase (Research Fellow, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies) “The Third Face of Janus: Narratives and Images on the Rev. George Hakim among the Arabs in Galilee”
  • Satoshi Udo (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo) “Translating Theatre: Rabih Mroue in Tokyo”
  • Kenichiro Takao (Ph.D. Candidate, Doshisha University) “Ahmad Kuftaru, A Great 'Ulama' in Modern Syria : About Its Construction of Intellectual Authority”
  • Akiko Yoshioka (Researcher, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan) “Iraq and the Neighboring Arab Countries after the War"
  • Yoko Uno (Research Associate, Tsudajuku University) “Parliamentary Opposition and Diplomacy on the Eve of Republic of Turkey: The Second Group's Attitude to the Lausanne Treaty (1923)”
  • Yoko Sekiguchi (Ph.D. Candidate, The University of Tokyo) “A Case Study on the Introduction and Attempt of 'Sosyal Demokrasi' in Turkey: Republican People's Party (RPP), 1965-1972”
Commentators:
  • Pierre Abi-Saab (al-Akhbar)
  • Massoud Daher (Lebanese University)
  • Timur Göksel (American University of Beirut)
  • Sari Hanafi (American University of Beirut)
  • Toufic Houri (Imam Ouzai College of Islamic Studies)
  • Hilal Khashan (American University of Beirut)
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2006

Date: Monday, November 27, 2006.
Place: :Cultural Center (Albert Long Hall), Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
Speakers・Title:
  • Masako Matsui (Lecturer, Keio University, Tokyo) “Capitulations and Tariff Questions in the Early Nineteenth Century”
  • Fumiko Sawae (Visiting Researcher, National Museum of Ethnology) “Islamist Women and Public Sphere in Turkey”
  • Housam Darwisheh (Ph.D. Candidate, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “The Parliamentary Experience of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt”
  • Taku Osoegawa (Researcher, The Institute of Energy Economics, Tokyo) “The Dynamics Between the Lebanese Government and Hizbullah During the Crisis in Lebanon and Their Theoretical Relevance”
  • Takayuki Nakamura (Lecturer, Kanagawa Institute of Technology) “Essai sur la communication creole.” (English translation will be provided)
Lecture:
  • Osamu Nishitani (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies) “Deux notions occidentales de l'Humanite: Anthropos et Humanitas” (English translation will be provided)
Commentators:
  • Sevket Pamuk (Bogazici University)
  • Abdul-Rahim Abu-Husayn (American University of Beirut)
  • Metin Heper (Bilkent University)
  • Hilal Khashan (American University of Beirut)
  • Jale Parla (Istanbul Bilgi University)
  • Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul Bilgi University)
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