12:00pm, Friday, October 17. Iran Colloquium. Pamela Karimi, UMass Dartmouth, “Domesticity, Consumer Culture, and Modernity in Iran.” Room 207, WLH, 100 Wall Street.

12:00pm, Wednesday, October 29. CMES Colloquium. Zareena Grewal, Department of American Studies, Yale University, “The Authority of the Shaykha: Gender Politics in Transnational Intellectual Networks in Syria.” Room A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street.

6:30pm, Thursday, October 30. CMES Cinema. The Band's Visit, directed by Eran Kolirin. Followed by a discussion with Ayala Dvoretzky, and Muhammad Aziz, Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Yale University. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

12:00pm, Wednesday, November 12. CMES Colloquium. David S. Powers, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University, “The End of Prophecy: How Muhammad Became the Last Prophet.” Room A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street.

The Program on Governance and Local Development

Iranian Studies

The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) was launched on May 1-2 with the inaugural conference titled “Mapping Local Governance.” The Program fosters innovative research that breaks new ground in the understandings of governance and development issues focused on the Middle East. It is poised to significantly advance the theoretical and substantive understanding of governance in the region, extending research on politics and development that has primarily been state-centered, overlooking sub-national disparities that helped spark the 2011 uprisings.