Spring 2014 Events

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CK 20142014 Campagna Kerven Lecture Series: “On Memory and Democracy: Skeletons in the Turkish Closet”
Wednesday, April 23
4:30 pm
The Castle
225 Bay State Road

Seats are limited. Registration required. Click here to register.



“International Religious Freedom and the Politics of Religious Difference” 

April 10, 2014
4:00-5:30 pm
10 Lenox St., Brookline


Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Associate Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Co-sponsored with the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA).

bowen195“How liberal can France be? Islam, politics and public order.”
April 16, 2014
10 Lenox St, Brookline


John Bowen, Professor in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Co-sponsored with the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA).

Maen Rashid Areikat  Palestine ambassador“Navigating US-Palestine Relations”
Spring 2014 – TBD

Ambassador Maen Rashid Areikat currently serves as Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the United States. Previously, he spent eleven years at the Negotiations Affairs Department of the PLO in Ramallah, most recently as Deputy Head and Coordinator-General. Ambassador Areikat also spent six years at Orient House, the headquarters of the PLO in Jerusalem and of the Palestinian Negotiating Team to the Madrid peace talks. He took part in Palestinian-Israeli negotiations at Beit Hanoun/Erez in Gaza and Taba in Egypt in 1996 and in Jerusalem in 1997. He was an official member of the Palestinian delegation at the Wye River negotiations in 1998.

Ambassador Areikat is particularly eager to answer questions about the stalled peace process, the United Nations statehood bid, the Palestinian people’s daily challenges living under occupation, and any other topics relevant to Palestine.

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