Lectures by Prof. Kais Firro

24 January, 2008 HAYAO Takanori

Lectures by Prof. Kais Firro (Department of Middle Eastern History, University of Haifa, Israel)

 This series of lectures are hosted by Takanori HAYAO (CAPP and UTCP), and sponsored mainly by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research “Nation and State in the History of Jewish Thought: the Collapse of Bi-national Movement” (coordinated by Takanori HAYAO).
 All the workshops are open to public and free of charge (Language: English).

Lectures by Prof. Kais Firro

1. Monday, January 28, 2008, 16:00-18:00
Theme: The (Im-)Possibility of Co-Existence in the “bilingual city ” of Haifa
Place: Collaboration Room No.4, Bldg 18, Komaba Campus, University of Tokyo
Coordinated and sponsored by UTCP (University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy)
Contact: UTCP, Phone 03-5454-4379

2. Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 13:00-17:30
Theme: On Druze Identity between Israel and Syria and Lebanon After watching the film “Syrian Bride” (13:00-14:50), a lecture from Prof. Firro and a comment from Prof. Masaki UNO, then discussion (15:00-17:30).
Place: Meeting Room on 4th Floor, CAPP (Center for Asia Pacific Partnership)
In Alliance with: CAPP (Center for Asia Pacific Partnership)
Contact: CAPP, Phone 03-5545-7789

3. Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 18:30-20:30
Theme: On Druze and Palestine-Israel Conflict
Place: 7th Floor of Faculty of Engineering Bldg 8, The Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo
Hosted by: Center for Islamic Area Studies at University of Tokyo,
Group 2 “Structural Change in Middle East Politics”
Contact: Center for Islamic Area Studies at University of Tokyo,
Phone 03-5841-8953

4. Thursday, January 31, 2008, 15:00-17:30
Theme: Reconsidering the Lebanese Civil War, 1975-1990
Lecture 1: Prof. Kais Firro
“The Socio-economic Background of the Civil War in 1975”
Lecture 2: Prof. Aïda Kanafani-Zahar (Visiting Professor, ILCAA, TUFS / Chargée de recherche, CNRS, Paris, Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités)
“The ‘House’ in the memory of the displaced (the Shuf, Lebanon, 1983)”
Place: Meeting Room 306, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS)
Coordinated and Sponsored by: Joint Research Project "Human Mobility and Human Security in the Eastern Mediterranean" (coordinated by Hidemitsu Kuroki), ILCAA (under the auspices of Middle East and Islamic Studies Project, ILCAA, TUFS)
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research "Ethnic and Sectarian Conflicts and Human Mobility in the Eastern Mediterranean"(coordinated by Hidemitsu Kuroki)
 Contact: Field Science Center, ILCAA, Phone 042-330-5618

Bibliography of Prof. Kais Firro
1. A History of Druzes, Brill Academic Pub, 1997
2. The Druzes in the Jewish State: A Brief History,Brill Academic Pub, 1999
3. Inventing Lebanon: Nationalism and the State Under the Mandate, I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2002
4. Lebanon: The Challenge of Diversity 1943-1976, Tel Aviv Open University (in print)
5. Metamorphosis of the Nation (al-Umma): Arabism and Minorities in Syria and Lebanon 1850-1940 (in preparation)

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