December 6, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Johnson Center Cinema
George Mason University
Presented by the Arab Studies Institute, George Mason University's Middle East Studies Program and Middle East Etc. Film Club
Directed by Niazi Mostafa and based on a story by Abdel Aziz Salam, A Glass and a Cigarette is a captivating classic from the golden age of Egyptian cinema. The film features several of the era's brightest stars, including the ilustrious Samia Gamal as Hoda, a famous dancer who gives up the spotlight to marry and start a family with Mamdouh, a handsome young doctor who is just beginning his career. When Mamdouh's scheming Italian head nurse Yolanada (played with gusto by the radiant Dalida) sets her sights on Mamdouh, Hoda's jealousy drives her to drink, ultimately endangering everything she holds dear.
December 4, 2012 @ 6:00pm
Nguyen Engineering Building, Room 1101
George Mason University
Presented by the Arab Studies Institute (ASI), George Mason University's Middle East Studies Program
Adel Iskandar is a scholar of Arab studies whose research focuses on media and communication. He is the author and coauthor of several works including Al-Jazeera: The Story of the Network that is Rattling Governments and Redefining Modern Journalism (Basic Books). Iskandar's work deals with media, identity and politics and has lectured extensively on these topics at universities worldwide. His latest publication is an edited volume entitled Edward Said: A Legacy of Emancipation and Representation (University of California Press). His two forthcoming works are books on the role of new media and dissidence in the Arab world. Iskandar teaches at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies and the Communication, Culture and Technology program at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Samia Errazzouki is a Moroccan-American writer based in Washington, DC. She has written for Al Akhbar, Mamfakinch, the Fair Observer, and others. Her academic research focuses on Morocco's political economy and reform. She is currently working on the Arab Studies Institute's Knowledge Production Project, with a focus on the Greater Maghreb. She is also a co-editor of Jadaliyya's Maghreb Page.
Forum on Muslim and Arab Affairs
FAMA is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute.
Forum on Arab and Muslim Affairs (FAMA) is the research arm of the Arab Studies Institute. It produces and oversees ASI’s research projects on overarching issues related to the Arab and broader Muslim worlds, including the Middle East and North Africa. The forum is the home of ASI's Knowledge Production Project, the Political Economy Project, among others. All FAMA projects are operated by the Arab Studies Institute, a nonprofit organization that produces and scrutinizes knowledge on matters related to the Arab world and its relations.