Posted by: Sarah Standish | January 4, 2012

Upcoming extra credit events in January

Media Wars: Journalists, Generals and Jihadis

From the event description:

Media drove the Arab Spring and it is a tool in the global spread of terrorism. Now governments are striking back. In this talk, Dr. Lawrence Pintak will explore the battle for hearts, minds and the computer screen.

When: Tuesday, January 10, 7 pm

Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, 328/9
1825 SW Broadway, Portland

Cost: Free

Japan’s Global Claim to Islam: Transnational Nationalism and World Power, 1900-1945

From the event description:

A talk given by Ayşe Selçuk Esenbel, Graduate Student Advisor in the Department of History at Bogaziçi University. Esenbel received her master’s degree in the Department of Japanese Language and Linguistics at Georgetown University and a PhD in Japanese history from Columbia University.

When: Wednesday, January 18, 7 pm
Where: Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union, Browsing Lounge (238)
1825 SW Broadway, Portland

Cost: Free

Rabbi Lerner: Embracing Israel/Palestine

Rabbi Micheal Lerner will talk about his new book, Embracing Israel/Palestine and present a path forward based on healing and acceptance.

When: Thursday, January 19, 7 pm

Where: First Unitarian Church, Main Sanctuary (Corner of SW 12th and Main, Portland)

Cost: Free

Cafe Baghdad

From the event description:

Have Arab coffee with a Jew in the New York City of the Middle East. Through a collage of stories culled from memoirs, primary sources and poetry, this theatrical performance will introduce the audience to Jewish life in Baghdad in 1928. A conversation with local scholars will follow the show.

When: Monday, January 30, 7 pm

Where: Portland State University, Food for Thought Cafe (basement of Smith Memorial Student Union)
1825 SW Broadway, Portland

Cost: $10. Tickets are available from the Jewish Theatre Collaborative.

Ongoing Event: Portland Arabic Language Group

From the description: Have you ever been curious about the Arabic language and Arabic culture? Did you learn some Arabic on a vacation to Egypt or take a class in college and haven’t used it in years? Come join the Portland Arabic Language Group to practice the language. The group is open to anyone regardless of their level of fluency – from the curious, to the beginner, to the native speaker.

When: Every Sunday, 11:00 am

Where: Park Avenue Cafe at SW Market & Park, Portland

Cost: Free

You can get extra credit by attending one of these events and writing about it in accordance with the extra credit guidelines.

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