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Thursday, December 5, 2013
The European Division and the African & Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a book talk by Marianne Szegedy-Maszák on her new book,
I Kiss Your Hands Many Times: Hearts, Souls, and Wars in Hungary

Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The African and Middle East Division and The Poetry and Literature Center
of the Library of Congress in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented Conversations with African Poets & Writers featuring
Mukoma wa Ngugi, Author of "Black Star Nairobi" and "Nairobi Heat"

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Friday, November 22, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Rick Black reading from his award-winning new book of poetry
"Star of David: Poems by Rick Black"
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November 20, 2013
Presentation of Kyrgyz Book
Along with a Kyrgyz delegation, Muratbek Imanaliev presented his latest book on Kyrgyzstan to Librarian of Congress James H. Billington.
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Thursday, November 14, 2013
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The Poetry and Literature Center of the Library of Congress
in partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
presented Conversations with African Poets & Writers featuring Abdourahman Waberi,
Author of Passage of Tears, Transit and In the United States of Africa
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Friday, November 8, 2013
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress,
invited you to a Round Table Discussion "African Studies at Howard University"
Featured Speakers:
Moderator, Dr. Angel Batiste, Area Specialist (sub-Saharan Africa), Library of Congress
Dr. Gregory E. Carr, Chair, Afro American Studies, Howard University
Dr. Howard Dodson Jr., Director, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center and Howard University Libraries
Dr. Robert R. Edgar, Professor, Department of African Studies, Howard University
Dr. Sulayman S. Nyang, Professor, Department of African Studies, Howard University
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library Of Congress
And the Embassy of Kazakhstan invited you to a lecture by Ambassador Olzhas Suleimenov
(Ambassador of Kazakhstan to UNESCO) discussing his literary and philological work.
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Monday, October 28, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Sara Reguer, Chair, Department of Judaic Studies, Brooklyn College,
City University of New York discussing her new book "The Most Tenacious of Minorities: The Jews of Italy''

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The African Section of the African and Middle East Division and the Poetry and Literature Center,
The Library of Congress in partnership with The Africa Society on the National Summit of Africa
presented Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series featuring
Ivoirian author Amadou Koné.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Merrill Leffler, reading from his new book of poetry: "Mark the Music"
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the Music Division, The Library of Congress
in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute and ICAMus Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. The Poetry of Walt Whitman, The Composer's Unpublished Leaves of Grass Settings and Other American Songs

Thursday, September 19, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to The 17th Annual Vardanants Day Armenian Lecture presenting
Professor Charles de Lamberterie of The Sorbonne Paris, France
"The Armenian Language and its Place in the Indo-European Linguistic Family”
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division
and the Hebraic Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
presened The Jewish Reception of Copernican Thought: The Encounter of Science and Judaism
A book talk by Jeremy Brown, MD and a display of related rare books
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Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress, in cooperation with the Iraqi Cultural Center Division for Women and Children of the Embassy of Iraq invited you to a lecture and book signing, The Truth about the Iraqi Cuisine Through the Eyes of a Native Scholar and a Foreign Correspondent, featuring Nawal  Nasrallah,an independent Iraqi scholar and writer Annia Ciezadlo
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Near East Section, of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Amy Riolo, Award-Winning Author, Chef, Culture of Cuisine Cooking Show Host
speaking on Understanding Egyptian Cuisine and Culture
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Yermiyahu Ahron Taub reading from his new book of poetry "Prayers of a Heretic: Poems"
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a Lecture and Book Signing featuring Hamid Naweed, Art Historian, Poet,
Author and Television Personality. "Afghan Art and Architecture Through the Ages"
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Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The Near East Section of The African Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Dr. Muhannad Salhi, Arab World Specialist, African and Middle Eastern Division
speaking on Ramadan 101: An Introduction to the Muslim Holy Month

Thursday, July 25, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Jennifer Tobkin of George Washington University speaking on
Muhammad ibn Dāwūd, The Man of Our Times and the Abbasid Language of Brotherhood
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Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The African Section of the African and Middle Eastern Divsion, The Library of Congress
presented a lecture "Engaging Africans in Dialogue Policy: The Southern Voices Network"
by Steve McDonald Director, Africa Program and the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars
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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture: The Sufi Ritual in the New Theatre
by Ali Mahdi, UNESCO Artist for Peace
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Monday, June 3, 2013

The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Sarah Bunin Benor, Associate Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies
Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, Los Angeles Campus
speaking about her new book Becoming Frum:
How Newcomers Learn the Language & Culture of Orthodox Judaism

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Friday, May 31, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Nili Auerbach, Director of Public Relations and Resource Development
 for the non-profit Hanan Aynor Foundation, Jerusalem
Following a Dream: The Beta Israel Then and Now

Today’s Ethiopian-Israeli Community and Its Pursuit of Higher Education
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Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture “The Development of Transjordan during the 19th Century"
with Dr. Raouf Abujaber, A distinguished historian, scholar and author.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture and book signing by Saad Abulhab, Arabic type designer, librarian,
IT director, and independent scholar. Arabetics: Arabic Language and Script History, Typography, and Computing

Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Howard Wettstein, Dept.Of Philosophy, University of California, Riverside
speaking on his new book"The Significance of the Religious Experience"
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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress and
The Arab Republic of Egypt Cultural and Educational Affairs Office
invited you to a Symposium on Naguib Mahfouz, The 1988 Nobel Laureate in Literature
View a Webcast of this Program:
Life & Works of Naguib Mahfuz Symposium, Part 1
Life & Works of Naguib Mahfuz Symposium, Part 2

Monday, May 13, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and the
Packard Campus of the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, The Library of Congress
in Honor of Jewish American Heritage Month presented filmmaker Aviva Kempner
who will talk and show film clips from a new special DVD edition:"The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg".
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Wednesday, May 8, 2013
As part of the "Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series"
The African and Middle Eastern Division and the Poetry and Literature Center of The Library of Congress
in Partnership with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa
invited you to a reading and book signing with award winning Nigerian Writer, A. Igoni Barrett
author of "Love is Power or Something Like That: Stories"
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Wednesday, May 1, 2013
In Celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month, The Hebraic Section
of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress presented
Janice Rothschild Blumberg, Past President of the Southern Jewish Historical Society discussing her new book
"Prophet in a Time of Priests"
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Thursday, April 18, 2013
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division
The Library of Congress presented Alla Tkachuk
Founding Director of the Mobile Art School in Kenya (M.A.S.K.)
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Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division,
The Library of Congress invited you to a presentation
Marefa: The On-Line Arabic Encyclopedia by Mr. Nayel Shafei
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division and The American Folklife Center,
The Library of Congress invited you to a Nowruz lecture featuring Dr. Ulrich Marzolph,
Author and Professor of Islamic Studies at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen, Germany
speaking on his new research topic: “From Mecca to Mashhad:
A lithographed Shiite Pilgrimage Scroll from Qajar Iran”
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Friday, April 5, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, and the
Rare Book and Special Collections Division of The Library of Congress
presented a talk by book artist Lynne Avadenka, "Of the Making of Many Books".

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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
invited you to a program in its “Conversations with African Poets and Writers” series with featured speaker
Omékongo Dibinga, Poet/Spoken Word Artist and Author of “From The Limbs of My Poetree”

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Thursday, March 21, 2013
The African and Middle Eastern Division, and the Poetry & Literature Center of
The Library of Congress, and The African Society for the National Summit on Africa
invited you to a program in its “Conversations with African Poets and Writers Series”
featuring Maaza Mengiste, Author of "Beneath the Lion's Gaze"
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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Near East Section of the The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to celebrate Nowruz, with graphic artist and filmmaker Hamid Rahmanian
who will present an innovative version of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh: The Epic of the Persian King
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Monday, March 18, 2013
In celebration of National Women's History Month 2013,
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Ann Kirschner, University Dean, Macaulay Honors College, City University of New York
discussing her newly published book, Lady at the O.K. Corral: The True Story of Josephine Marcus Harp
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Friday, March 1, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a presentation by Dr. Mohammed Gamel, Chief Curator on
The Grand Museum, Egypt
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Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
invited you to a lecture by His Excellency Girma Birru, Ambassador of Ethiopia to the United States
Growth and Transformation Plan of Ethiopia (2011-2015): Prospects and Challenges
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
In conjunction with the exhibit Words Like Sapphires, The Hebraic Section of
The African and MIddle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress presented Zemer Chai,
DC's Premier Jewish Choir "Sapphires in Song"
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Monday, February 25, 2013
The Near East Section of The African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Professor Marie-Claude Thomas, United States Naval Academy speaking on
Women in Lebanon: Living Together and Facing Modernity
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Thursday, February 21, 2013
The African and Middle Eastern Division and The Hispanic Division of The Library of Congress
invited you to a Book Talk by guest speaker and Author, Julie Fisher, speaking on her book,
Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan, and Argentina
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Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The African Section, African and Middle Eastern Division The Library of Congress
presented Janet Goldner, scholar and sculptor speaking on:
UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Republic of Mali
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Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Hebraic Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented a dramatic reading (in English) of:
Stealing Wisdom: A Story in Rhymed Hebrew from Medieval Italy about
Books, Book Lovers, and Book Thieves
by Immanuel of Rome
Translated into English by Ann Brener, Area Specialist, Hebraic Section

Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division invited you to a presentation to the Library of Congress
of the book “The Tajik Golden Heritage” by H.E. Ambassador Nuriddin T. Shamsov and a talk
by LC Conservationist Yasmeen Khan on the “Tajik Manuscripts and their Conservation in Tajikistan”
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Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented Author Judith Hornok speaking on
Another Image of the Arab World: Modern Arab Women - the New Generation
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Monday, January 14, 2013
The Near East Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, The Library of Congress
presented His Excellency, John A. Heffern, United States Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia
"Report from Armenia, 2012"

 


 

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