Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Conference Program

APRIL 10, 2015 FRIDAY

Conference Room POB 2.302 (Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building)

6:00 PM        Welcome and Introduction

  • TBD

6:15 PM       Keynote Address 

  • "To be submitted"
    Arlene M. Sanchez-Walsh, Associate Professor, Azusa Pacific University

7:00 PM        Opening Reception

APRIL 11, 2015 SATURDAY

Conference Room CLA 1.302 B (Liberal Arts Building)

8:30 AM        Coffee, light breakfast,  and refreshments

9:00 AM     Session 1: Interreligious Conflict - Jen Graber

10:30 AM     Session 2: Interreligious Conflict - Jen Graber

  • The Deed of Divorce of the Accursed Lilith
    Øyvind Bjøru, The University of Texas at Austin

12:00 PM    Keynote Address 

  • "To be Submitted"
    Jo Ann Hackett, The University of Texas at Austin

1:00 PM        Lunch

2:00 PM        Session 3. Material Objects - Glenn Peers

3:30 PM        Coffee Break

3:45 PM        Session 4. Heroes - Azfar Moin

5:45 PM        Keynote Address  

Conference Room POB 2.302 (Peter O'Donnell Jr. Building)

  • "The Quest of Job and Its Problem with Evil"
    Peter Machinist, Hancock Professor of Hebrew, Havard University

7:30 PM       Dinner for Participants

APRIL 12, 2015 SUNDAY

Conference Room CLA 1.302 E (Liberal Arts Building)

8:30 AM       Coffee, light breakfast,  and refreshments

9:00 AM       Session 5. Villains - Jonathan Kaplan

10:30 AM       Undergraduate Panel Discussion - Howard Miller

12:00 PM       Lunch

1:30 PM         Conference Ends




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