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February 14th, 2018

  • Image preview 12:30pm: Ash Wednesday Service
    On February 14th at 12:30 p.m. in Agnes Flanagan Chapel there will be a brief Ash Wednesday service marking the beginning of the Christian season of Lent.  There will be silent meditation, prayer, and a traditional imposition of ashes.  Contact Mark Duntley (duntley@lclark.edu) for more information.

February 16th, 2018

  • Image preview 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Interfaith Dialogues Lunch
    Whether you have a spiritual or religious identity or no spiritual or religious identity, all are welcome to wrestle with the interfaith topics of the day. Led this semester by Madeleine Bentley ’19.

February 17th, 2018

  • Image preview 6:00pm - 9:00pm: 2018 PILP Auction

    Please join the Public Interest Law Project for an evening of magic and intrigue at our 27th Annual Secret Garden Auction

February 19th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 21
  • Image preview 10:30am - 2:00pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.
  • Image preview 4:30pm - 7:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.
  • Image preview 7:00pm: What’s Next? Eco-Materialism and Contemporary AR
    What is the role of the artist in conveying complex and emotional issues related to ecological and social catastrophe?
    Lecture by Linda Weintraub.
  • Image preview 7:00pm - 8:30pm: DAMN be HUMBLE: Addressing the Flaws in Secular and Theological Responses to Injustice
    DAMN be HUMBLE is the 2018 Chamberlin Social Justice Forum, featuring Dr. Daymond Glenn and Dr. Jess Bielman. Glenn and Bielman will be discussing the flaws in secular and theological responses to injustice, and what we can do about it.



    Dr. Daymond Glenn MEd ’03, EdD ’09, is back at Lewis & Clark as the new assistant director of the Teaching Excellence Program. As a visiting assistant professor, Glenn is also teaching courses this term on critical hip-hop studies and contemporary African-American issues in urban America.


    Dr. Jess Bielman is the Director of Campus Ministries and Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries at Warner Pacific College, a Christian liberal arts college in Portland, OR. Bielman received his D.Min. from Wesley Seminary in Washington D.C. focusing on Spirituality and Storytelling. He also co-pastors a house church.

    The Chamberlin Social Justice Forum is sponsored by the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.

February 20th, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 21
  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 22
  • Image preview 3:00pm - 6:00pm: 6th Annual TCK Symposium: Lost (and Found) in Translation – Bridging the Gap Between Cultures

    The Third Culture Kids Club will be welcoming Emmy and Telly award-winning producer, speaker, author and educator Teja Arboleda for the 6th Annual TCK Symposium. Third Culture Kids are a group of people who grew up outside of their parents’ culture. We will discuss transitional issues when navigating between cultures that both TCKs and non-TCKs face, and what we can do to make cross-cultural transitions easier. Some key topics will include: assimilation, integration, culture shock and reverse culture shock, traditions or language that cannot be translated, and stereotypes. We will also talk about how these experiences impact identity and relationships with others. Both TCKs and non-TCKs are welcome!

    Symposium Schedule
    3-3:30pm – Reception
    3:30-5pm – Keynote
    5-6pm – Panel Discussion

  • Image preview 3:30pm: Too Cute to be Binary: A Screening and Conversation with Intersex Activist Pidgeon Pagonis
    Pidgeon Pagonis is an intersex activist, educator, and filmmaker. Join us for a screening of their documentary film The Son I Never Had followed by a discussion
  • Image preview 4:30pm - 7:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.

February 21st, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 22
  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 23
  • Image preview 4:30pm - 7:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.

February 22nd, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

    until February 23
  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

  • Image preview 11:30am - 12:30pm: Living Islam: Book Study: “Girls of Riyadh”
    Explore Islam through a novel, Girls of Riyadh. Join Muslim students in discussing this 2005 novel recounting the forbidden details of the private lives of four young women from Saudi Arabia’s upper classes. All are welcome. Readings will be distributed after first meeting.
  • Image preview 4:30pm - 7:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.
  • Image preview 5:30pm: 55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture
    Ayesha Jalal is the Mary Richardson Professor of History at Tufts University where she teaches at both the History Department and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  She will give the 55th Annual Arthur L. Throckmorton Memorial Lecture.  The title of her talk is “The Light in Islam: Muslims and Liberalism in South Asia.”

February 23rd, 2018

  • Image preview All Day: 4th Annual Middle East Symposium

    Monday February 19th


    6pm-7pm,  Howard 102
    Keynote Presentation - Dr. Omar Reda, OHSU
    Dr. Reda a Libyan-American doctor specializing in forensic psychiatrist and teaches at Oregon Health Sciences University. Reda fled his homeland in 1999 upon receiving threat of arrest by Ghaddafi’s forces for delivering food and supplies to families of those imprisoned by the regime. Over the past decade, Reda has frequently returned to Libya to help those affected by conflict and has worked to create programs to help children recover emotionally from experiences of trauma.  

     

    7:15-8:30pm, Smith Hall
    Symposium Dinner Banquet
    Members of the Lewis & Clark Community are invited to attend a dinner banquet for all symposium presenters, organizers, and guests. This gathering is an opportunity to interact with presenters and recognize the efforts of the steering committee. This event is catered by Ya-Hala Lebanese Cuisine. 

     


    Tuesday February 20th 


     

    2pm-3pm, Location TBA
    The ‘Cyprus Conflict’: The Experiences of a Fulbright-Hayes Participant on an Island Divided
    Omeica Hudson, Department of Education Fulbright-Hayes Participant
    Presentation Abstract: ”Cyprus is an island off the coast of Turkey that has had multiple civil wars between ethnicities over political power sharing. These wars led to UN peacekeeping troops helping to create a ceasefire in 1974 that is still in effect today. This conflict has been termed the “Cyprus Conflict”.

    The wars split Cyprus into two nations based on ethnicity: the southern, Greek (The Republic of Cyprus) and the northern, Turkish,( Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) There is a “UN Buffer Zone” called the “Green Line” that stretches 112 miles from north to south and is about 4 miles wide at its widest point. Most of the buffer zone is a graveyard and time capsule of lost lives, land, homes, and histories and is now patrolled by UN peacekeeping troops and border patrols. At one point, the “Green Line” runs through the center of the capital city, Nicosia, the only divided capital city in the world. The village of Pyla, located inside the “Green Line”, is the only village in Cyprus where Greeks and Turks communities live and govern together.

    Although there is a ceasefire between these two segregated nations, Cyprus has technically been at war for the last 43 years. UN sponsored negotiation talks have been held many times over the last 43 years without success. The last negotiations were in the works this summer. As I lived among those hoping for progress towards reunification through an equitable bi-communal, bi-zonal federation, there was a palpable sense of loss and frustration when the news broke in July that the UN-sponsored talks ended without



    any resolution.”


     

    4pm-5pm, Albany 218
    “Collective Amnesia: The Multi-Cultural Contributions of Al-Andalus to Western Civilization”
    Dr. Julia Bazi, Lewis & Clark Professor of Music 
    Presentation abstract:  For almost 800 years, Al Andalus fostered an enlightened culture in which three great Abrahamic traditions — Judaism, Christianity, and Islam — co-existed, interacted, and flourished. During the time of Al Andalus (711-1492), individuals of different ethnicities and faiths created an advanced and thriving culture which has had a lasting effect on world culture. So much of what we know and employ today dates back to this period. Modern-day science, technology, math, astronomy, medicine, music, agriculture, architecture, art and even clothing and dining etiquette can all find their roots centuries earlier in Islamic Spain. And yet, this is not a history with which many of us are familiar.The capacity of a memory to endure depends on the social power of the group that holds it and records that history. Collective memory implies by extension, the concept of collective forgetting. This phenomena has its own history. This presentation explores how older Iberian memories continue to influence our present and how the period of Al Andalus, often entirely ignored in our Western History books has had, and continues to have far reaching consequences in the present.


    5:30-6:30pm, Albany 218

    Morocco Student Research Panel
    Moderator: 
    Dr. Oren Kosansky, Lewis & Clark Professor of Sociology & Anthropology and Director of the Middle East & North African Studies (MENA) Minor. 
    • Bradley Davis CAS ’18, “Philosophy and the Islamic Republic”
    • Emily Hayes-Rich CAS ’19, “The Moroccan Khettara: State Influences Over Rural, Desert
      Morocco from the 7th Century to the Present.” 


    7pm-8pm, Howard 102

    Film Screening: White Helmets 

    This 2016 documentary, set in Aleppo follows the daily operations of volunteer rescue workers known as the White Helmets as they work to save civilians affected by Syria’s civil war. A short discussion will follow the screening. Pizza will be provided at this event. 


     


    Wednesday February 19th 


     


    12:30pm-1:30pm, Albany 218
    Identity & Belonging : Student Research Panel
    • Naomi Goldman-Nagel CAS ’19, “Monologues From a Girl with a Multifaceted Identity.”
    • Lindsey Clark CAS ’18, “The Arab Spring ‘Success’ Case: Challenges to Tunisia’s      
      Democratic Transition.”
    • Noam Margalit CAS ’18, “A Society Built on Death’: Examining the Presence and
      Absence of Dying in Israel.”  

     

    4:30-5:30pm, Howard 102

    “Explaining Women’s Electability: Role Congruity and the Importance of Candidate Type”
    Dr. Lindsay Benstead, Portland State University Professor of Political Science and Interim Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC)

    Presentation abstract: Ensuring female representation has been at the forefront of the global development agenda. Yet, little is known about which traits or social, economic, or political roles make women more electable. When and why do voters cast ballots for women, and how can insights into this help scholars, policymakers, and development specialists have a clearer understanding of the prospects of increasing women’s roles? Gender role congruity theory argues that bias against females for leadership roles stems from a mismatch between stereotyped gender roles and the traits associated with a “good leader.” We extend this theory by arguing that the credentials that candidates emphasize, such as their success as business entrepreneurs or civil society activists, has a significant influence on the extent to which voters prefer male over female voters because candidates are also judged as effective occupants of these roles when considered as future political leaders. Drawing on data from four original survey experiments conducted in Tunisia, Egypt, and Jordan between 2012 and 2014, we show that electability varies according to the skills candidates bring to the job. In the survey experiment, respondents were presented at random with brief descriptions of candidates who were either male or female and engaged in civil society work or business. We find strong and consistent evidence across the four countries that voters prefer business candidates to civil society candidates. Moreover, males in particular prefer male candidates to female candidates. But, the gender gap in electability is larger for business candidates – roles for which women are often stereotyped as unfit – than civil society candidates. When male and female candidates are running on civil society platforms, the gender bias at the polls is narrowed. We argue that this is because many view women as caring and community-oriented, and thus as having the traits that many equate with successful civil society activists.

     

    6pm, Stamm
    Musical Performance by the Al Andalus Ensemble 
    Al-Andalus Ensemble an award winning musical ensemble that performs both traditional Andalusian music and contemporary work.  It is internationally known for its innovative fusion of Middle Eastern, North African, European and American traditions, which it represents through world, jazz, flamenco and classical music. The group’s spectrum of work includes original Nuevo-Andalusian and jazz pieces to stirring renditions of American spirituals to thrilling, improvised percussion solos played on traditional clay drums, and much more.

  • Image preview 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Interfaith Dialogues Lunch
    Whether you have a spiritual or religious identity or no spiritual or religious identity, all are welcome to wrestle with the interfaith topics of the day. Led this semester by Madeleine Bentley ’19.

February 25th, 2018

  • Image preview 10:30am - 1:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.

February 26th, 2018

February 28th, 2018

  • Image preview 4:30pm - 7:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.

March 1st, 2018

  • Image preview 11:30am - 12:30pm: Living Islam: Book Study: “Girls of Riyadh”
    Explore Islam through a novel, Girls of Riyadh. Join Muslim students in discussing this 2005 novel recounting the forbidden details of the private lives of four young women from Saudi Arabia’s upper classes. All are welcome. Readings will be distributed after first meeting.

March 2nd, 2018

  • Image preview 12:30pm - 1:30pm: Interfaith Dialogues Lunch
    Whether you have a spiritual or religious identity or no spiritual or religious identity, all are welcome to wrestle with the interfaith topics of the day. Led this semester by Madeleine Bentley ’19.

March 4th, 2018

  • Image preview 10:30am - 1:30pm: Girl Scout Cookie Sales
    Girl Scout Cookie Season is here!

    Stop by the table outside the Bon and purchase Girl Scout Cookies from area Girl Scout Troops.

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