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Spring 2014

Call for CMES Summer Language Study / Summer Research Awards Now Posted!

Applications are due by 12:00 NOON on Friday, April 25


Doris Bittar (California State University, San Marcos)

Art Exhibit - Between the Stripes

Thursday, April 17 /6:30pm / MCC Lounge

Interdisciplinary artist Doris Bittar's paintings, photos, and interactive installations explore the intersection between the decorative arts and history. Marrying seemingly oppositional icons, the paintings probe the concepts of loyalty, identity, nationalism, and power. The installation, Tec Sayings, addresses multiculturalism and heritage, which are continually redefined within the discourse of social anxieties. Bittar has shown in several exhibits in Europe, the Middle East and the United States, and her art is in several public collections. Bittar graduated from the University of California San Diego with a Masters of Fine Arts and participated at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program. She is a curator, writer, and teaches at California State University, San Marcos. Exhibit dates: Wednesday, April 9-Friday, June 13.

Co-sponsored by Art, Design & Architecture Museum; the Center for Middle East Studies; and EOP-Middle Eastern Resource Center


Women, Children, and Human Rights in the Middle East

A Conference in Honor of Nancy Gallagher
April 26, 2014 – UCSB Loma Pelona Conference Center

Conference Schedule and Website


Maribel Fierro
Research Professor, Center of Human and Social Sciences
Higher Council for Scientific Research (Spain)


Monday, May 12 / 5:00PM / HSSB 4080

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