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(2011)

December 8, 2011
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division,of the Library of Congress
presented 40 Years of Dedication to Africa
A Dialogue with Ambassador Johnnie Carson, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs
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November 28, 2011
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division cordially invited you to attend a symposium and concert
In Observance of Turkmenistan Culture Day. A Series of Events Celebrating Turkmenistan on the 20th Anniversary of Independence and a Symposium on the Literary and Performing Arts of Turkmenistan.
Following the symposium's panels a film Shukur Bakhshi, focusing on the events in the life of Turkman poet Shukur Bakhshi was screened and a Twentieth Anniversary Concert was performed by the Turkmenistan Folk Ensemble.
This symposium was presented in cooperation with the Smithsonian Institution, the U.S. Department of State, the Embassy of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Culture of Turkmenistan This program was made possible with generous support from the Chevron Corporation.
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November 16, 2011
The African Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, and the Poetry and Literature Center
of the Library of Congress, and the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented African Studies Association Presidential Scholar for 2011, Dr. Susan Nalugwa Kiguli
"Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series"
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November 15, 2011
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress
presented Challenges and Prospects of the “11 Official Languages Policy” in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
A lecture by Dr. Leketi Makalela, Division of Languages, Literacies, and Literatures, School of Education
University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

November 14, 2011
The African & Middle Eastern Division of the The Library of Congress
presented David Birmingham, Emeritus Professor, African History, University of Kent at Canterbury,
Canterbury, England, UKAfrica - Living and Re-Sourcing History
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November 10, 2011
The Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division of the Library of Congress
presented An Illustrated Lecture by Dr. Morgan Johnson
Joseph in Africa, the Story of a Story
A 3000 Year Story of a Story Retold in the Multi-ethnic Continent of Africa
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October 18, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Prints and Photographs Division
at the Library of Congress presented A Public Family Album: The American Colony in Jerusalem, 1898 - 1946
A lecture by award-winning photographer Sharon Ya'ari
The Charles and Lynn Schustermann Family Foundation
visiting Israeli artist at the George Washington University

October 7, 2011
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center
and the Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa presented a dialogue with Pan-Africanist Scholar, Ali Mazrui.
Professor Mazrui discussed the state of contemporary African culture
and post-independence literary production and the launch a new Library of Congress Literary Series:
“Conversations with African Poets and Writers”
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October 4, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, and the Asian Division
of the Library of Congress presented The Three Waves of Jewish Migration to China, 1845 - 1940.
A Powerpoint presentation by Liliane Willens, author of the recently published memoir:
Stateless in Shanghai
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September 13, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented "Rethinking the Canon of Modern Jewish Thought"
A lecture by Gershon Greenberg, Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion,
American University, Washington, D.C.

September 8, 2011

The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture and book signing with photographer Betty Press
featuring her new book, " I Am Because We Are: African Wisdom for Life"
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September 6, 2011
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Michael Albin speaking on THE NEW ANBAR AWAKENING, 2009 - 2011
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July 28, 2011
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Threads in Pride: Palestinian Traditional Clothing
by Nawal A. Kawar, Reference Librarian for the Arab World at the Library of Congress

July 26, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Judith R. Cohen, Ethnomusicologist, York University in Toronto, Canada
and first recipient of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies at the Library of Congress's Kluge Center
Sephardic - Ladino - Judeo-Spanish Song: Myths and (Relative) Realities

June 22, 2011

The Near East Section of the The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Farzaneh Milani, author and professor of Persian literature and women's studies
at the University of Virginia speaking on her recently published book:
“Words Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement”

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June 8, 2011
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture by Jennifer Krafchik, Assistant Director and Director of Collections
for the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum with support of the Karabakh Foundation
On Azerbaijan and the United States: Pioneer Nations in Women's Suffrage

June 7, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, the Library of Congress
presented Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reading from his new book of poems: Uncle Feygele
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May 20, 2011
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The LCPA French Language Table of
The Library of Congress presented Mère-Bi: A Senegalese Celebration of Motherhood
with speakers Dr. Francoise Pfaff and Mrs. Marie-Pierre Myrick
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May 17, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
and the Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division of The Library of Congress, featured, 
Sam Brylawski, Former head of the Recorded Sound Section and Editor of the UCSB Victor Records Discography,
and Karen Lund, Digital Project Coordinator, the Music Division and Developer of the LC Emile Berliner Website
on the subject of an unsung hero of recorded sound: Emile Berliner and the Birth of the Recording Industry.
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May 12, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African Middle Eastern Division,
and the European Division, The Library of Congress
presented Author and Poet Davi Walders
discussing her new book of poems
Women Against Tyranny: Poems of Resistance During the Holocaust
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April 13, 2011
The Hebraic Section of the African Middle Eastern Division,
and the European Division, The Library of Congress
presented Edward Goldberg, Former Director of the Medici Archive Project,
art historian, and archival sleuth discussing his new book:
"Jews and Magic in Medici Florence: The Secret World of Benedetto Blanis"
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April 12, 2011
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture by J. Kwabena Addo, Director, FIT Group Holdings
The Impact of Mobile Technology and Telephony Job and Wealth Creation in East Africa:
Lessons for the Rest of Africa?
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April 4, 2011

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division,
the Prints and Photographs Division and the Rare Book and Special Collections Division
of the Library of Congress presented a lecture by noted authority on the Szyk legacy, Irvin Ungar
"Arthur Szyk and His Passover Haggadah: A Library of Congress Treasure"

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March 31,2011
The Hebraic Section, African Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress, invited you to a lecture,
by guest lecturer, Dr. Heran Sereke-Berhan
COFFEE, CULTURE AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS: THE CASE OF ETHIOPIA
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March 29, 2011
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
and The Ameen Rihani Institute presented a symposium on the 100th Anniversary of the First Arab-American Novel:
AMEEN RIHANI'S THE BOOK OF KHALID

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March 23, 2011
Sponsored by the Center for the Book and the Hebraic Section
of the African & Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
The Washington Haggadah: A new facsimile edition of this illuminated
15th-Century Hebrew Manuscript
was discussed and signed.
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March 17, 2011
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a multimedia lecture by Will Travers, CEO Born Free Foundation / Born Free USA
Compassionate Conservation in East Africa: The Born Free Legacy
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March 15, 2011

The Hebraic Section, African Middle Eastern Division,and the European Division
of The Library of Congress presented Author Eliyana R. Adler,
IN HER HANDS
: The Education of Jewish Girls in Tsarist Russia
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March 9, 2011
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Maha Addasi, Author, speaking on
Belly Dancers, Harems and Chadors:
Getting the Multicultural Details Right in Children's Books

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February 15, 2011
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture “Managing Diversity and Social Harmony in Mauritius: Challenges and Limitations
by Dr. Roukaya Kasenally, Senior Lecturer at the University of Mauritius
and Reagan-Fascell Scholar at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
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February 14, 2011
The Hebraic Section, African Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Chanita Goodblatt, Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature,
Ben-Gurion University, Israel, speaking about: “The Presence of Abraham ibn Ezra in Reformation England"

February 9, 2011

The Near East Section, of the The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a talk by Dr. Abbas Milani,
The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University
On his latest book, The Shah
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January 19, 2011
The Near East Section, African Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by Amy Riolo, Author, Educator and Consultant
speaking on "Cuisine and Culture in the Arab World"
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