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Featured Event

Women Woman. Life. Freedom.

ArtRise Collective, in Collaboration with Mozaik Philanthropy

Tuesday, May 9 | 8:00 AM | Art, Design, & Architecture Museum

Featuring 30 artworks by anonymous international artists, this large-scale public art projection responds to systemic gender inequity and discrimination in Iran.

Point of Pride

CMES Director Sherene Seikaly (History)


Has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She will be working on her book From Baltimore to Beirut: On the Question of Palestine that charts the trajectory of her great-grandfather Naim Cotran (c. 1877-1961) from nineteenth century mobility across Baltimore and Sudan to twentieth century immobility in Lebanon. The book places the question of Palestine in a global history of race, capital, slavery, and dispossession.