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9th Annual Middle East Studies Conference

in cooperation with
the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center
and the Carsey-Wolf Center for Film, Television & New Media

University of California, Santa Barbara


Dave Marash
Dave Marash
Emmy award winning journalist and Washington DC Anchor of Al-Jazeera International

Saturday, May 5, 2007
8:00 pm, UCSB Campbell Hall

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Friday, May 4, 7:00 pm, Buch 1920
Film screenings: "Glassy Eyes" by Hossein Dehbashi
"The Arab American Road Movie" by Joan Mandell
Directors will be present for discussion

Saturday May 5
Al-Jazeera and the New Arab Media Conference
Panels will take place in Buchanan Hall between 9am and 6pm  

Free Admission and Open to the Public


Conference Schedule
Saturday, May 5, 2007

9:00 - 9:50 am
1910 Buchanan

Arab Media and the K-12 Classroom
Kathleen Moore, CMES Director and Garay Menicucci, CMES Assistant Director

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
1920 Buchanan
Panel 1 Al-Jazeera in Practice
Al Jazeera: The Influence of Satellite Television on Freedom of the Press and Global Flows of Information
Daniela Conte, IMT School of Advanced Studies, Lucca, Italy
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The Guy from Arkansas: My Experience with al Jazeera
Najib Ghadbian, University of Arkansas

Violence and Imagination: Al-Jazeera and Washington’s War
Leila Hudson, University of Arizona

Arabs and the Middle East in North American Media
Jamal Najjab, Reporter, American Educational Trust

Al Jazeera and the Countermovement to Globalization
Mark Tomass, University of New York, Empire State College, Prague

12:00 - 1:30 pm
1:30 - 3:30 pm
Panel 2 PBS Frontline: News War
New Arab media and its role in both mitigating and exacerbating the clash between the West
and Islam with guests Dr. Adel Iskandar (Georgetown) and Dr. Salim Tamari (UC Berkeley)
4:00 - 6:00 pm
1920 Buchanan
Panel 3 The Politics of the New Arab Media
Star Preachers, Legal Controversies, and the Question of Religion’s Place
in the Public Sphere on Pan-Arab Satellite Television
Patricia Kubala, UCSB

Speaking Truth to Power: How Al Jazeera is Challenging and Improving Egyptian Journalism
Courtney C. Radsch, American University
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When Subaltern is Popular: Sha’ban ‘Abd al-Rahim and New Arab Media
James Grippo, UCSB

Telesur: Al-Jazeera in Latin America
Noah Zweig, UCSB

6:00 - 7:30 pm
8:00 pm
Campbell Hall
Plenary with Al-Jazeera News Anchor DAVE MARASH

All events are open to the public and free admission.

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