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April 2016

The Indian Ocean World Symposium 2016

April 25, 2016
Georgetown SFS Qatar, Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar
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COMMERCE WITH THE UNIVERSE” HISTORIES, CONNECTIVITIES, IMAGININGS the indian ocean world is a symposium on the remapping of the indian ocean world as seen through the lens of mobility, maritime history, slavery, aesthetic and cultural exchanges and diasporic circularities.  8.30 a.m.   Registration and Breakfast 9.00  a.m. Welcome and Introduction - Amira Sonbol, Faculty Chair, Georgetown University in Qatar 9.15 a.m. PANEL 1 COMMERCE WITH THE UNIVERSE: A DISCUSSION WITH GAURAV DESAI PANEL CHAIR: Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf, Georgetown University in Qatar, School…

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May 2016

The Indian Ocean Studies collective

May 1, 2016 - May 1, 2018
Georgetown SFS Qatar, Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar
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The Indian Ocean Studies collective, convened by Professor Abusharaf, regularly hosts a reading group. The group meets at least three times a semester to discuss books and articles that are closely related to the theme of that year's symposium. The meetings are open to both the GUQ community and to the public. To sign up for the reading group and to get regular updates on the Indian Ocean Studies collective, please send your email address to:________________________" 

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June 2016

Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace: Oman and Zanzibar

June 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace (ZCZP) program at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar enables students to study conflict management and resolution in their real-life application across the globe.  Since 2007, the award-winning program has been taking students to zones of ethnic, political, religious and social conflict, with the goal of better understanding both the causes of the conflict and the difficult process of reconciliation. Zones of Conflict, Zones of Peace trips occur during the summer holiday and…

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April 2017

Indian Ocean Symposium 2017

April 25, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Georgetown SFS Qatar, Qatar Foundation
Doha, Qatar
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Towards a Re-mapping of Diasporic Circularities in the Indian Ocean World Although the Indian Ocean World has a history of interconnectivity and exchange spanning millennia, it has only recently started to attract scholarly attention. As a consequence, studies on this world lag behind those of movement and connectivity in the relatively more recent Atlantic World. These connections linked the Red Sea, large swathes of the African continent, the Middle East, the Asian sub-continent and the Far East. Over millennia, plants,…

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