On Wednesday 4 December, Leiden Institute for Religious Studies (LIRS), in cooperation with LUCIS, organises a panel with Samir Morcus, former Coptic advisor of the Egyptian former President Mohammed Morsi and his views on the political situation in Egypt.
Moderator: Dr. Umar Ryad, LIRS
Venue: Lipsius, room 147. Time: 11.00-12:30 hours. Entrance: free!
On Thursday 5 and Friday 6 December, Lucis will organize a two-day panel entitled 'After the Degree: How to work with the Middle East'. This panel brings together NGO consultants, activists, journalists, independent filmmakers, and museum curators to discuss the career opportunities for MA and advanced BA students of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies after graduation. Time: Thursday 5 December (15.00-17.00) & Friday 6 December (09.30-12.30). Please note that this workshop is not open to the public, and prior registration is required. Moderated by Dr. Nalbantian.
On Thursday 12 and Friday 13 December 2013, LUCIS, in cooperation with Turkish Studies Leiden and the Turkey Institute organises two days of activities and debates on 'Islam and Culture in Contemporary Turkey'.
Op de derde jaarlijkse alumnidag Midden-Oostenstudies werden de scriptieprijzen voor de BA Midden-Oostenstudies en de MA Middle Eastern Studies uitgereikt. Winnaars van de Scriptieprijs 2013 zijn Hans Würzer en Mariam Taher.
On Wednesday 4 December a programme will be organised honouring a hundred years of Indonesian scholarship at Leiden University.
In November 2013, the book 'The Warrior Women of Islam. Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Culture', written by Professor Remke Kruk, was published by I.B. Tauris.