2012 Ring Family Israeli Film Festival

Sponsored by the Ring Family, Jewish and Israel Studies, and the Film Department

All films are screened at 8:00 pm in the Goldsmith Family Cinema


February 2: Dolphin Boy

February 9: The Matchmaker

February 16: The Human Resources Manager

February 23: Restoration

March 1: Intimate Grammar

March 29: Je T'aime Terminal, I Love You, Terminal


For more information on the films click here.


Is the University Universal: South Asian Diasporas and Globalized Education in the Gulf Arab States

Dr. Neha Vora, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University

February 28, 2012

Russell House

4:30-6:30 pm

Supported by the South Asian Studies Program, the Middle East Studies Program, and the Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.


Moving Sexes and Shifting Genders: Medicine, Religion, and Law in the Making of the Medieval Islamic Body

Dr. Ahmad Raghab, Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion, Harvard University

February 23, 2012

Public Affairs Center 002

4:30 pm.

Supported by the Middle East Studies Program.


Dr. Gershon Baskin

February 10, 2012

Public Affairs Center 001

4:30 pm.

 Dr. Baskin, the founder of IPCRI (the Israeli Palestinian Center for Research and Information), will detail the fascinating story of the secret and direct channel of talks that he held with Hamas since Gilad Shalit’s abuction in 2005 until his release this past October. Dr. Baskin will discuss his first hand account of the opening of the channel with Hamas, the conditions that enabled the deal to be reached, the dilemmas in closing the deal, and the lessons ultimately learned.

Sponsored by YallaWes.