A dizzying abundance of events this coming week

There’s never a shortage of rich cultural programming in a cosmopolis like Chicago, but the coming week presents an absolute frenzy…

 

Monday, April 3 at 6:00 PM

Joel Beinin discusses his book Workers and Thieves: Labor Movements and Popular Uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt — at the Evanston Public Library (in partnership with Northwestern University’s Middle East and North African Studies Program)

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Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 PM

Mustafa Akyol discusses his book The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims — at Bookends & Beginnings in Evanston

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Thursday, April 6 at 4:00 PM

Zeynep Tufekci (author of Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protests) and Engin Onder (“the Man Transforming Journalism in Turkey”) discuss New Media, Citizen Journalism and Politics — at Northwestern University

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Friday, April 7 at 7:00 PM

Mustafa Akyol discusses his book The Islamic Jesus: How the King of the Jews Became a Prophet of the Muslims — at The Book Cellar in Lincoln Square

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Sunday, April 9 at 1:00 PM

Voices of Protest, a Chicago City of Refuge Event: On Syria, featuring short story writer Osama Alomar (author of The Teeth of the Comb & Other Stories) and playwright/dramatist Riad Ismat — at Loyola University (co-presented by Chicago City of Refuge & the Guild Literary Complex)

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Monday, April 10 at 6:00 PM

2 short films by Turkish-German director Ilker Çatak + audience conversation with Çatak, Anna Parkinson and Emrah Yıldız — at Northwestern University

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Author: Danny Postel

I'm a co-editor of PULSE (https://pulsemedia.org/), Assistant Director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University, author of Reading 'Legitimation Crisis' in Tehran (2006), co-editor of The People Reloaded (2010), The Syria Dilemma (2013), and Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East (2017), and a contributor to a variety of publications (http://dannypostel.homestead.com/).

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