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Summer Research Opportunities

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by PawPrint Events

Brrr - wish it was summer? Us too! Join the Office of Undergraduate Research for a detailed overview of funded...

multi-day

Undergraduate Language Grant Info Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by PawPrint Events

Would you like $5,000 to study a language over the summer? Then check out the Undergraduate Language Grant! ULGs provide...

multi-day

NU Festival of Languages and Cultures

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Council on Language Instruction (CLI)

The festival celebrates the importance of languages and to complement the university-wide Language Fair. Activities are held in the afternoons...

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Undergraduate Language Grant Info Session

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research

The ULG Info Session will cover the application process and timeline, FAQs, an overview of grant expectations, and all of...

Sep
28
2021

Hebrew Language Table

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Hebrew Table.  Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Oct
4
2021

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Turkish Table.  Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Oct
6
2021

Arabic Language Table

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for Arabic Table.  Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome....

Oct
8
2021

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Hebrew Table.  Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Oct
10
2021

"Shtisel": A look inside the mega-hit Netflix series

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Israel Innovation Project

Northwestern's Israel Innovation Project and the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema present:  "SHTISEL" You're invited to join in this virtual event to...

Oct
11
2021

Arabic Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for Arabic Table.  Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome. ...

Oct
18
2021

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Turkish Table.  Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Oct
25
2021

Hebrew Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Hebrew Table.  Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Nov
1
2021

Study Abroad Fair 2021, Nov. 1

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Come meet program providers, staff and students with study abroad experience! This is a great opportunity to connect with the...

Nov
1
2021

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Turkish Table.  Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Nov
1
2021

Arabic Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for Arabic Table.  Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome. 

Nov
2
2021

Study Abroad Fair 2021, Nov. 2

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Come meet program providers, staff and students with study abroad experience! This is a great opportunity to connect with the...

Nov
3
2021

Study Abroad Fair 2021, Nov. 3

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Come meet program providers, staff and students with study abroad experience! This is a great opportunity to connect with the...

Nov
4
2021

Study Abroad Fair 2021, Nov. 4

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Come meet program providers, staff and students with study abroad experience! This is a great opportunity to connect with the...

Nov
5
2021

Study Abroad Fair 2021, Nov. 5

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Come meet program providers, staff and students with study abroad experience! This is a great opportunity to connect with the...

Nov
5
2021

McCormick Global Initiatives Fair

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Global Initiatives

The Global Initiatives Fair is an event designed to highlight international science and engineering opportunities such as study abroad, co-ops,...

Nov
8
2021

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Hebrew Table.  Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Nov
15
2021

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us for bi-weekly Turkish Table.  Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive (and fun) environment.  Speakers of all levels are...

Nov
16
2021

Omar Offendum Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

This dynamic workshop from Syrian-American rapper Omar Offendum is open to students and faculty. No prior knowledge of Arabic is...

Nov
16
2021

Omar Offendum Concert

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Omar Offendum will be performing for the Northwestern community.  Offendum is a Syrian-American rapper / spoken word artist. Known for...

Nov
17
2021

The Translator: Film Screening and Panel Discussion

3:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

The in-person event is sold out! Virtual Access still available. Join us for a screening of award-winning filmmaker Rana Kazkaz's new...

Nov
19
2021

So You Think You Can Dabke

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Come learn how to dance dabke!  Dable is a Levantine folk dance that combines circle dancing and line dancing, often...

Dec
6
2021

Boren Scholarships & Boren Fellowships

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren awards seek to help graduate and undergraduate students advance their proficiency in selected strategic languages through study abroad...

Dec
7
2021

Boren Scholarships & Boren Fellowships

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren awards seek to help graduate and undergraduate students advance their proficiency in selected strategic languages through study abroad...

Dec
8
2021

Histories of the Iranian Left—A Conversation

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

A conversation with Naghmeh Sohrabi (Brandeis), Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (Goldsmiths), and Manijeh Moradian (Barnard). Moderated by Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi (Princeton). Recent scholarship has...

Jan
5
2022

Boren Scholarships & Boren Fellowships

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren awards seek to help graduate and undergraduate students advance their proficiency in selected strategic languages through study abroad...

Jan
11
2022

Boren Scholarship & Boren Fellowship

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren awards seek to help graduate and undergraduate students advance their proficiency in selected strategic languages through study abroad...

Jan
13
2022

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and fun environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  Contact Hanna Tzuker...

Jan
24
2022

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and fun environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  Contact Hanna Tzuker...

Jan
26
2022

Persian Language Table

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Persian in an informal and fun setting.  Persian speakers of all levels are invited and welcome. 

Jan
26
2022

Turkish Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in an informal and fun setting.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome and invited.  

Jan
26
2022

Arabic Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal and fun setting.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome and invited to attend.  

Jan
26
2022

Winter Business Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Council on Language Instruction (CLI)

Business meeting

Feb
11
2022

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and fun environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  

Feb
16
2022

Arabic Language Table

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal and fun environment. Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  The theme for...

Feb
16
2022

Persian Language Table

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Persian in an informal and fun setting.  Persian speakers of all levels are invited and welcome.

Feb
16
2022

Turkish Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a fun and informal setting.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome and invited.  The theme of...

Feb
21
2022

Current Trends in Arabic-English Translation

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join a lecture from Professor Said M. Shiyab of Kent State University on the topics of Current Trends and Challenges...

Feb
21
2022

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and fun environment.  Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  

Feb
23
2022

Arabic Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal and fun setting.  Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  

Feb
28
2022

Roundtable on Publishing in MENA Studies Journals

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join Rebecca Johnson (Associate Editor, Journal of Arabic Literature), Roberto Mazza (Executive Editor, Jerusalem Quarterly), and Jessica Winegar (Co-Editor, Political...

Mar
2
2022

New Books in Israel Studies

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Dear Palestine: A Social History of the 1948 War  AUTHOR Shay Hazkani, University of Maryland DISCUSSANT  Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University MODERATOR Scott Abramson, Northwestern...

Mar
2
2022

Arabic Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practive speaking Arabic in an informal and fun setting.  Speakers of all levels are welcome and invited.  

Mar
2
2022

Arabic Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal and fun setting.  Arabic speakers of all levels are invited and welcome.  

Mar
9
2022

CLI Winter Workshop

9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by Council on Language Instruction (CLI)

CLI Winter Workshop

Mar
30
2022

New Books in Israel Studies

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Judah Magnes: The Prophetic Politics of a Religious Binationalist AUTHOR David Barak-Gorodetsky, University of Chicago MODERATOR  Claire Sufrin, Northwestern University Registration: In-person event with online...

Apr
8
2022

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome to come and share coversation.  

Apr
11
2022

Arab Expressions Night

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

The MENA Student Association, the MENA Studies Program, and the MENA Languages Program are sponsoring an evening of celebration of...

Apr
13
2022

Hebrew Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Whether you are a native speaker or a new learner, speakers...

Apr
13
2022

Arabic Language Table

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are invited to attend. 

Apr
20
2022

Spring Business Meeting

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Council on Language Instruction (CLI)

Business meeting

Apr
22
2022

Earth Day Virtual Screening of "Dead Sea Guardians"

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM, sponsored by Israel Innovation Project

Earth Day Documentary Screening of “Dead Sea Guardians” Friday, April 22, 2022 (Earth Day) 10 AM - 12 PM (CST) Sponsored by Northwestern’s...

Apr
26
2022

Hebrew Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Whether you are a native speaker or a new learner, speakers...

Apr
27
2022

Persian Language Table

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Persian in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are invited to attend. 

May
6
2022

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Whether you are a native speaker or a new learner, speakers...

May
9
2022

Archives without Documents — A MENA Conversation

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Register for the Zoom link: https://bit.ly/archives-without This conversation will bring together scholars working on questions of archives and documents, or their absence,...

May
9
2022

Arabic Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are invited to attend. 

May
16
2022

Arabic Language Table

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic an informal and supportive setting.  Arabic speakers of all levels are welcome.  

May
18
2022

Persian Language Table

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Persian in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are invited to attend. 

May
20
2022

Arabic Language Table

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic an informal and supportive setting.  Arabic speakers of all levels are welcome.  

May
20
2022

Arabic Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal and supportive setting.  Speakers of all abilities, from beginner to fluent, are welcome!

May
23
2022

"A Multiracial Jewish Family in Early America"

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Philip M. and Ethel Klutznick Lecture in Jewish Civilization "A Multiracial Jewish Family in Early America" Laura Leibman, Professor of English &...

May
31
2022

MENA Languages Year End Award Ceremony

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

THe MENA Languages Faculty invite all MENA Language students to celebrate all of the year's accomplishments and award winners.  

Jun
6
2022

MENA Studies Spring 2022 Graduate Student Colloquium

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

This is a hybrid event Participate via Zoom (must have a Northwestern NetID) Xena Amro, Comparative Literary Studies | Foreigners in Paris:...

Sep
15
2022

Academic Directions Fair

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Students have the opportunity to meet our professors and learn more about the courses offered in Arabic, Hebrew, and Turkish. ...

Sep
19
2022

MENA Languages Open House

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Are you interested in starting or continuing your language journey in Arabic, Hebrew, or Turkish?  MENA Languages is hosting its...

Oct
5
2022

Turkish Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
7
2022

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome!

Oct
12
2022

Arabic Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practive speaking Arabic in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
19
2022

Hebrew Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice spreaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome!

Oct
25
2022

Discussion of the Novels of Naguib Mahfouz

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Sponsored by the Evanston Public Library, Professor Ragy Mikhaeel will lead a discussion of the novels of Naguib Mahfouz.  

Oct
26
2022

Turkish Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all levels - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
26
2022

Arabic Movie Night - Carona

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join us in watching Carona, a new release comedy in Arabic with English subtitles, about how a Lebanese family lived...

Oct
28
2022

Arabic Language Table

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
31
2022

MENA Mondays: Faculty Colloquium with Fahri Oz

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join us for this week's MENA Monday event. Lunchboxes will be available at noon if attendees would like to eat...

Nov
2
2022

Study Abroad Fair 2022

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

The Study Abroad Fair is an opportunity to learn more about the different credit-bearing study abroad programs offered at Northwestern. Chat...

Nov
2
2022

Turkish Language Table

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

The Turkish Language Table is taking a field trip to The Block Museum for a scavenger hunt!  Join the Turkish...

Nov
3
2022

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice spreaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome!

Nov
4
2022

Global Initiatives Fair

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Global Initiatives

Join us for a comprehensive introduction to international opportunities available to McCormick students.  There is something for every undergraduate at...

Nov
7
2022

MENA Mondays: New Directions in MENA Studies

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join us for this week's MENA Monday event held via Zoom. Register for the event. Speaker: Can Açiksöz, Anthropology, UCLA Salih Can...

Nov
14
2022

MENA Mondays: Graduate Student Colloquium

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join us for this week's MENA Monday event. Lunchboxes will be available at noon if attendees would like to eat...

Nov
15
2022

Women, Life, Freedom: A Roundtable on Iran

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Recently in Iran, a 22 year-old Kurdish woman named Mahsa Jina Amini was arrested by the morality police for wearing...

Nov
16
2022

Performance: The East Loop

6:00 PM - 7:15 PM, sponsored by Block Museum of Art

Enjoy a night of live music from Chicago-based ensemble, The East Loop. The band brings together African American, Middle Eastern,...

Nov
18
2022

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice spreaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities are welcome!

Nov
21
2022

MENA Mondays: Everyday Policing in the MENA Region

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join us for this week's MENA Monday *virtual* event.  Speakers: Rema Hammami, Birzeit University; Jillian Schwedler, Hunter College; Omar Sirri, Human...

Nov
21
2022

Mariela Shaker Concert and Lecture

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Mariela Shaker presents "My Bow Bends for Peace." Syrian American Mariela Shaker is an international award-winning violinist and motivational keynote...

Nov
28
2022

Boren Awards Information Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream.  At its core,...

Dec
2
2022

Boren Awards Information Meeting

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream. At its core,...

Jan
12
2023

Boren Scholarship and Fellowship Awards

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream. At its core,...

Jan
12
2023

Turkish Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in an informal, supportive, and fun setting.  Turkish speakers of all abilities, from beginner to fluent, are...

Jan
13
2023

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in an informal, supportive, and fun setting.  Hebrew speakers of all abilities - from beginners to fluent...

Jan
20
2023

Global Engineering Treks Information Session

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Global Initiatives

McCormick Global Initiatives offers several non-credit, short-term global field-immersion programs for undergraduate students. In these programs, students will visit global...

Jan
23
2023

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Hebrew speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome to practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and supportive...

Jan
24
2023

MENA Student Study Abroad Info Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Join the Global Learning Office (GLO) and the MENA Student Association to learn about studying abroad as a MENA student. https://northwestern.zoom.us/j/91740209897 

Jan
27
2023

Undergraduate Language Grant (ULG) Deadline

All day, sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research

ULGs provide $5,000 towards the cost of intensive summer language study either in the US or abroad. The program’s goal...

Jan
31
2023

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Join our Turkish Language students and friends to practice speaking Turkish in a supportive, informal, and fun setting.  Speakers of...

Feb
1
2023

Arabic Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal, supportive, and fun setting.  Arabic speakers of all abilities, from beginner to fluent, are...

Feb
7
2023

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Hebrew speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome to practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and supportive...

Feb
10
2023

Comparative Political Workshop: Avital Livny

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by Department of Political Science

Session details forthcoming. Avital Livny is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, previously a...

Feb
20
2023

MENA Mondays: MENA CONVERSATION | Landscapes of Toxicity

12:30 PM - 1:45 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join us for this week's MENA Monday event.  This event is virtual.  Register for the Zoom here: https://bit.ly/MENAFeb20 . Title: MENA CONVERSATION...

Feb
22
2023

Gilman Information Session

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

The Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and aims to broaden the participation in programs...

Feb
22
2023

Arabic Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in a fun and supporting environment.  Arabic speaker of all levels - from beginner to fluent -...

Feb
22
2023

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Hebrew speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome to practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and supportive...

Feb
24
2023

Turkish Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive and informal setting.  Speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome. 

Mar
1
2023

Arabic Language Table

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in an informal and supporting setting.  Speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome.  

Mar
7
2023

Building Bridges, Creating Connections

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Arabic and Hebrew are sister languages and share communal traits.  In this event, students of Arabic and Hebrew will teach...

Mar
12
2023

Israel 2023: Judicial Reform or Coup D'état?

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Please join The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies for a panel discussion on Sunday, March 12, 2023...

Apr
11
2023

Hebrew Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a fun and supportive environment.  Speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome.

Apr
11
2023

Zeina Hashem Beck: Reading and Conversation

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Join MENA and Creative Writing for an evening with acclaimed poet Zeina Hashem Beck! Reception followed by poetry reading. Zeina Hashem Beck...

Apr
12
2023

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a fun and supportive environment.  Speakers of all levels -- from beginner to fluent -- are...

Apr
17
2023

Anthropology Colloquium: Lara Deeb, Scripps College

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Anthropology Colloquia and Events

“What Will People Say? Love Across Difference in Lebanon”   Intersectarian and interreligious marriages often provoke strong opposition from Lebanese of all...

Apr
21
2023

Hebrew Language Table

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in an informal and supportive environment.  Speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome!

Apr
24
2023

MENA Mondays: Book Talk: Iran in Motion

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Completed in 1938, the Trans-Iranian Railway connected the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Drawing on newspapers, industry publications, travelogues,...

Apr
24
2023

Arabic and Islamic Manuscripts Day

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Explore Arabic and Quranic Manuscripts at the Melville J. Herskovits Library of African Studies, located in the Main Library Level...

Apr
27
2023

The Manfred H. Vogel Memorial Lecture in Judaic Studies

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

"The Freudian Lullaby Contest: How the Yiddish Press Covered Psychoanalysis" Naomi Seidman,  Chancellor Jackman Professor of the Arts in the Department...

Apr
29
2023

Chicago Language Symposium

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, sponsored by Council on Language Instruction (CLI)

The 25th Annual Chicago Language Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 on Northwestern University’s lakefront campus in...

Apr
30
2023

Yasmeen Altaji, mezzo-soprano

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Bachelor of Music  Student of Nancy Gustafson  Ranna Shahbazi, mezzo-soprano; Ronnie Malley, oud; Daniel Szefer, piano  Various composers (arr. Wajdi Abou Diab), Arabic...

May
2
2023

Hebrew Language Program Lunch

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Festival of Languages, the Hebrew Language faculty will host a lunch for the Hebrew Language students.  

May
3
2023

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive and fun environment.  Turkish speakers of all levels -- from beginner to fluent -...

May
3
2023

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a fun and supportive environment.  Speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome.

May
4
2023

Lecture by Emily Greble (CCHS lunch lecture)

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Center for Historical Studies

Emily GREBLE (Vanderbilt University), author of Muslims and the Making of Modern Europe (2021)—Thursday, May 4 LUNCH LECTURE Lecture: “Equality before...

May
8
2023

Arabic Language Movie

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Festival of Languages and Cultures, the Arabic Program is screening a movie and providing snacks.  The...

May
10
2023

Arabic Language Table

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive and informal setting.  Speakers of all levels -- from beginner to fluent -- are...

May
10
2023

Hebrew Language Table

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and informal environment. Speakers of all levels  - from beginner to fluent - are...

May
10
2023

Turkish Program Paper Marbling Workshop

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Festival of Languages, the Turkish Program is hosting a workshop on the Turkish tradition of paper...

May
16
2023

Movie Screening: In Between

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Directed by Palestinian Israeli director Maysaloun Hamoud, the movie tells the story of three Palestinian women living in Tel Aviv,...

May
22
2023

Ashlee Burnett Lecture

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

The Buffett Institure for Global Affairs - Language Curricula and Gender Working Group is sponsoring the lunch and lecture by...

May
22
2023

MENA Mondays: Book Talk: Sentient Flesh

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

 In Sentient Flesh R. A. Judy takes up freedman Tom Windham’s 1937 remark “we should have our liberty 'cause ....

May
24
2023

Turkish Language Table

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in a supportive and fun environment.  Turkish speakers of all levels -- from beginner to fluent -...

Sep
5
2023

Hebrew - Prospective Student Information Session

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Academic Direction Fair, join our Hebrew Language faculty for an informal drop-in information session about the...

Sep
5
2023

Turkish - Prospective Student Information Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Academic Direction Fair, join Professor Oya Topcuoglu for an informal drop-in information session about the Turkish...

Sep
6
2023

Turkish - Prospective Student Information Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Academic Direction Fair, join Professor Oya Topcuoglu for an informal drop-in information session about the Turkish...

Sep
7
2023

Turkish - Prospective Student Information Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

As part of the Academic Direction Fair, join Professor Oya Topcuoglu for an informal drop-in information session about the Turkish...

Sep
29
2023

MENA Languages Student Mixer

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

All students in MENA Languages are invited to a lunch mixer.  Play games, eat great food, get to know each...

Oct
2
2023

Hebrew Language Table

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
12
2023

Turkish Language Table

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Turkish in an informal and supportive setting.  Speakers of all levels - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
17
2023

Hebrew Language Table

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Oct
17
2023

MENA | Revolutionary Defeat & the Future of Struggle

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Syrian Writer and Former Political Prisoner Yassin al-Haj Saleh in Conversation with Wendy Pearlman (Northwestern University) and Danny Postel (New...

Oct
18
2023

Book Talk with Dr. Elise Massicard: Street-Level Governing

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Join the Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program, author of Street-Level Governing: Negotiating the State in Urban Turkey, Dr. Elise Massicard,...

Oct
19
2023

An Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy: A Hands-On Workshop

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA)

Come try your hand at Arabic calligraphy in this special workshop led by master calligrapher Mohameden Ahmedou. To see an example...

Oct
25
2023

Afghanistan: What's Next for Women and Girls

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Nearly two years ago, the world watched in shock as the Taliban quickly and unexpectedly retook control of Afghanistan. The...

Oct
26
2023

Study Abroad Fair 2023

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

The Study Abroad Fair is an opportunity to learn more about the different credit-bearing study abroad programs offered at Northwestern. Chat...

Nov
1
2023

Arabic Language Table

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Arabic in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all levels, from beginner to fluent, are welcome!

Nov
3
2023

Hebrew Language Table

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Nov
7
2023

How Turkish TV Is Taking Over The World

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Thanks to international sales and global viewership, Turkey is second only to the US in worldwide TV distribution – finding...

Nov
13
2023

Difficult Conversations on Israel and Palestine

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Middle East and North African Studies

Please join MENA Studies & Jewish and Israeli Studies for this conversation *What is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict all about? Why has...

Nov
14
2023

Hebrew Language Table

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Practice speaking Hebrew in a supportive and fun environment.  Speakers of all abilities - from beginner to fluent - are...

Nov
27
2023

Boren Awards Information Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream. At its core,...

Dec
1
2023

Boren Awards Information Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream. At its core,...

Jan
5
2024

Boren Awards Information Meeting

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream. At its core,...

Jan
9
2024

Boren Awards Information Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, sponsored by Office of Fellowships Information Sessions

The Boren Scholarship funds undergraduate students who pursue language-intensive study abroad in countries out of the mainstream. At its core,...

Jan
16
2024

Study Abroad in Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, or Turkey

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

Join us virtually to learn more about study abroad programs in Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, and Turkey. Hear firsthand experiences from...

Feb
4
2024

"Sayed Kashua on Humor, Hope and Hopelessness"

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by The Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies

Renée and Lester Crown Speaker Series "Sayed Kashua on Humor, Hope and Hopelessness"  A talk by the acclaimed Israeli-Palestinian author and screenwriter...

Feb
6
2024

Gilman Information Session

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, sponsored by Northwestern Buffett Global Learning Office

The Gilman International Scholarship is funded by the U.S. Department of State and aims to broaden the participation in programs...

Feb
21
2024

A reading with Gazan Poet Yahya Ashour

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Yahya Ashour, born in Gaza City in 1998, is a touring poet and award-winning author. He has published a children's...

Feb
21
2024

A reading with Gazan Poet Yahya Ashour

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by MENA Languages Program

Yahya Ashour, born in Gaza City in 1998, is a touring poet and award-winning author. He has published a children's...

Mar
6
2024

COLLECTIVE FEELINGS ACROSS LANGUAGES IN TRANSITION

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, sponsored by Keyman Modern Turkish Studies (Northwestern Buffett)

Internationally renowned music producer, DJ and queer activist Ipek Ipekcioglu will present a performative reading from Esther Dischereit's "Blumen für...

May
7
2024

SCIENCE AND STORYTELLING

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM, sponsored by Department of German

A talk/presentation by Dr. JESSICA WADE (Imperial College London) Talk  - Discussion - Q/A - Reception Diverse science teams do better research...