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The (Im-)possibility of the "Bilingual City" Haifa

Mon, 28 January, 2008. 16h00-18h00
Building 18 Collaboration Room No.4, Komaba Campus, The University of Tokyo

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

Coordinator: Prof. Yasuo Kobayashi, Dr. Takanori Hayao

Co-Host: UTCP & CAPP

⇒[Report (in Chinese)]


Lectures by Prof. Kais Firro

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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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