|"Solitaire" written, directed and performed by Dalia Basiouny September 2011
Solitaire is a 45-minute monodrama in which one Egyptian woman explores the changing reality of Arab-Americans and Arabs living in the U.S. after the events of 9/11 and through the January 25 Egyptian revolution in Tahir Square.
|"Prospects for Peace in the Middle East" February 2011
A lecture by Syrian Ambassador to the United States, Imad Moustapha
Ambassador Moustapha has been the Syrian Ambassador to the United States since 2004. Prior to that he was Dean of the Faculty of Information and Technology at the University of Damascus and has written extensively about subjects ranging from science and technology, politics, and art. His lecture provided a unique looks at the Syrian perspective on political and social dynamics in the Middle East.
|Wafaa Bilal Art Exhibition October 2010
A multimedia exhibition featured works by the Iraqi American contemporary artist, Wafaa Bilal. On view were recreations of recent performance-based installations in which Bilal uses his own body--both literally and virtually--to interrogate widely held assumptions of Middle Eastern culture and people.
|Helen Karam Art Exhibition February 2010
Karam, an acclaimed Lebanese artist whose paintings express concern for feminist issues and human rights, came to Davidson from Beirut to attend the opening of the exhibit of her artwork, "Loneliness in Red."
|"Voices of Middle Eastern Women" February 2010
Davidson College sponsored an interdisciplinary series of events throughout the month that prompted a reexamination of perceptions of Middle Eastern women.