Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? Abschlussdiskussion/Concluding panel discussion

December 2, 2014
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Chair: Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps, Potsdam Minderheiten im Nahen Osten und die westliche Welt Prof. Dr. SHLOMO AVINERI, Jerusalem Prof. Dr. MICHAEL STÜRMER, Die Welt Dr. SYLKE TEMPEL, Internationale Politik Demokratische Aufbrüche, die im Nahen Osten vor vier Jahren als "Arabischer Frühling" begannen, haben eine tragische Wendung genommen. Autokratische Regime wurden zwar gestürzt...
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Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? Panel IV

December 2, 2014
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Panel IV: Bedrohte Kulturen und die Herausforderung der Vergangenheit/Endangered cultures and the challenges of the past Chair: Dr. Olaf Glöckner, Potsdam Aleppo as a prism of minorities, cultures and destruction in the Middle East Dr. UǦUR ÜMIT ÜNGÖR, Utrecht/Amsterdam Vergangenheitsbewältigung als Herausforderung in der Türkei Dr. ULRIKE DUFNER, Istanbul Die Situation der Minderheiten im Iran Dr....
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Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? Panel III

December 1, 2014
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Panel III: Minderheiten, Konflikte und neue Einflüsse/Minorities, conflicts and new impacts Chair: Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Beirut Der Nahe Osten als aktueller Konfliktherd Dr. MICHAEL LÜDERS, Berlin Die Kopten und der “Arabische Frühling” in Ägypten Dr. SEBASTIAN ELSÄSSER, Kiel Segmentation of nations and fragmentation of segments, based on the Iraqi experience in nation-building and re-building Dr. FALEH...
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Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? Panel II (2)

December 1, 2014
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Panel II: Minderheiten, Verfolgung und politische Interaktion/Minorities, persecution and political interaction Chair: Dr. Rolf Hosfeld, Potsdam/Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Beirut Religious Minorities in the Middle East Dr. HAMDAM NADAFI, Brüssel Die Situation der Kurden im Nahen Osten Dr. GÜNTER SEUFERT, Berlin Der Syrien-Konflikt und seine Auswirkungen auf die Minderheiten Dr. FRIEDERIKE STOLLEIS, Beirut Demokratische Aufbrüche,...
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Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? Panel II (1)

December 1, 2014
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Minderheiten, Verfolgung und politische Interaktion/Minorities, persecution and political interaction Chair: Dr. Rolf Hosfeld, Potsdam/Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Beirut Christliche Minderheiten im Nahen Osten: Ein Störfaktor in der westlichen Geopolitik? Dr. THOMAS SCHEFFLER, Beirut Living together, but separately? Federalization projects in Lebanon since 1975 Dr. ANDRÉ SLEIMAN, Beirut Demokratische Aufbrüche, die im Nahen Osten vor vier...
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Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? Panel I

December 1, 2014
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Panel I: Frühes 20. Jahrhundert, Erster Weltkrieg und Neugliederung des Nahen Ostens/Early 20th century, World War 1 and new order in the Middle East Chair: Dr. Rolf Hosfeld, Potsdam Der Zerfall des Osmanischen Reiches und seine Nachwirkungen: Talât Pasha Prof. Dr. HANS-LUKAS KIESER, Zürich Islamisches Ordnungswissen und die Idee der Nation: Konkurrenzen, Aporien und...
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Conference Livestream: Where is the Middle East heading? - Welcome and Keynote Speech

November 30, 2014
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Begrüßung/Welcome by Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps, MMZ Potsdam Dr. Rolf Hosfeld, Lepsiushaus Potsdam Dr. Thomas Scheffler, Orient-Institut Beirut Dr. Elisabeth Botsch, Europäische Akademie Berlin Prof. Dr. Shlomo Avineri, Jerusalem Nationalism, nation-states, minority rights, and historical identities in the post-Ottoman space Since the beginning of the “Arab Spring” in December 2010, complex and dramatic transformations...
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Where is the Middle East heading? Ethno-religious minorities between persecution and self-determination

November 18, 2014
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Where is the Middle East heading? Ethno-religious minorities between persecution and self-determination International conference in Berlin, 30 November – 2 December 2014: The Orient-Institut Beirut – in cooperation with Lepsiushaus Potsdam, the Moses Mendelssohn Centre at Potsdam University and the European Academy Berlin – is organizing an international conference on the situation of Middle Eastern minorities after the “Arab Spring” entitled “Where is the Middle East heading?...
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Summer Academy Lectures

August 29, 2014
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Summer Academy Lectures You are cordially invited to attend our public lectures of the Summer Academy "Language, Science and Aesthetics". Lecture I  11 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, AUB, Building 37  Ray Brassier (American University of Beirut) Dialectics between Suspicion and Trust Lecture II  12 Sept, 5 – 6.30 pm, Orient-Institut Beirut Hans Harder (University of Heidelberg)...
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Summer Academy: Our Participants

July 17, 2014
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Summer Academy: Our Participants We are pleased to welcome our participants for our Summer Academy "Language, Science and Aesthetics – Articulations of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the Modern Middle East, North Africa, South and Southeast Asia", which will take place 11-19 September 2014 in Beirut. All participants (in alphabetical order): Hussein Abdulsater / Assistant Professor, Civilization Sequence Program,...
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"Language, Science and Aesthetics"

July 15, 2014
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The International Summer Academy is organized by  the Orient-Institut Beirut and the Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien. It is chaired by a group of scholars that include Monique Bellan (Orient-Institut Beirut), Nadia Bou Ali (American University of Beirut), Dahlia Gubara (Orient-Institut Beirut), Hans Harder (Heidelberg University), Bodhisattva Kar (University of Cape Town), Stefan Leder (Orient-Institut...
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Obituary Sabah Kharrat Zouein (December 8, 1954 – June 5, 2014)

June 8, 2014
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Obituary Sabah Kharrat Zouein (December 8, 1954 – June 5, 2014) The OIB is saddened to learn of the untimely death of Sabah Kharrat Zouein, an outstanding Lebanese poetess and literary critic who succumbed to a serious illness in early June, at the age of fifty-nine. Sabah was a friend of the OIB since the late 1990s. Working as a literary and cinema critic for...
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Frank Walter Steinmeier zu Besuch am OIB

June 4, 2014
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Frank Walter Steinmeier zu Besuch am OIB Der deutsche Außenminister Frank-Walter Steinmeier und Mitglieder seiner Delegation sprachen am 30. Mai 2014 im Orient-Institut Beirut mit libanesischen Gästen über die desolate Lage in Syrien und ihre Auswirkungen auf den Libanon. Der Libanon war das erste Ziel auf Steinmeiers Reise durch Nahen Osten, die er am vergangenen Freitag antrat. Die libanesischen Gesprächsteilnehmer machten...
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Stipendienausschreibung 2015/2016

May 23, 2014
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Das Orient-Institut Beirut, ein Forschungsinstitut der bundesunmittelbaren Max Weber Stiftung, vergibt Stipendien für herausragende Forschungsvorhaben, vorzugsweise für Doktorandinnen und Doktoranden. Voraussetzung für die Bewerbung ist ein abgeschlossenes Studium (Diplom, Magister) in Fächern, die der Orientalistik zuzuordnen sind oder einen eindeutigen Regionalbezug aufweisen. Es muss erkennbar sein, inwieweit der Forschungsaufenthalt am Institut oder in der...
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Stellenausschreibung: wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in

April 4, 2014
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Beim Orient-Institut Beirut, einem Forschungsinstitut der bundesunmittelbaren Max Weber Stiftung, ist die Stelle einer wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiterin  / eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters ab dem 01.06.2014 zu besetzen. Die Stelle ist in Vollzeit auf drei Jahre befristet. Eine Verlängerung um höchstens zwei Jahre ist möglich. Dienstort ist Beirut. Voraussetzungen: Promotion im Fächerspektrum von Arabistik, Islamwissenschaft, Geschichte, Geographie,...
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CTTC: It's the economy, stupid! - How political conflict affects economic development in Egypt - and reverse

April 3, 2014
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Cairo Talks on Transformation and Change (CTTC) is a regularly held platform to analyse the ongoing changes and assess the perspectives of political transition in Egypt. It is jointly organised by the Cairo Offices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), and takes place on the...
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Call for Applications

April 3, 2014
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Closing Date for Applications: 15 April 2014 Call for applications, conditions and procedures can be found here. This International Summer Academy is jointly organized by the Orient-Institut Beirut and Forum Transregionale Studien, and will take place in Beirut from 11 to 19 September 2014. Entitled Language, Science and Aesthetics - Articulations of Subjectivity and Objectivity in the...
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Conference: Constitutional Experiences in the Middle East and North Africa - Call for Papers

March 26, 2014
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International Conference Constitutional Experiences in the Middle East and North Africa (from approx. 18th to 20th centuries) convened by Stefan Leder and Astrid Meier Date: November 6-7, 2014 Venue: Orient-Institut Beirut Deadline: May 16, 2014 The conference is aimed at exploring political concepts and practices which are related to constitutional experiences prior and parallel to the...
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Divercities blog

January 30, 2014
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Divercities blog The divercities blog was created by the Orient-Institut Beirut and the Goethe Institut Lebanon to accompany our jointly organised event divercities: contested space and urban identities in beirut, cairo and tehran, taking place in various locations across Beirut from 12 to 14 December 2013 . The aim of this conference was to gain insights into experiences of...
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International Conference: The Occult Sciences in Pre-modern Islamic Culture

November 27, 2013
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Beirut, 5-6 December 2013 From 5-6 December 2013 the Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) and the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) are jointly hosting an international conference on “The Occult Sciences in Pre-modern Islamic Culture”. In pre-modern Islamic culture, a number of “occult” sciences that deal...
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