We are proud to co-sponsor this event with the African and African-American Studies Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, Bennetta Jules-Rosette, Director.

Other events that will take place on the UCSD campus include:

February 5 The Predicament of Blackness
by Associate Professor Jemima Pierre, UC Los Angeles
Thursday, 3:30 pm, SSB #101

February 6 A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture
UC San Diego Library Exhibit
Friday, UCSD Library

February 7 ArtPower! in Collaboration with AAASRC
Presents The Nile Project
Saturday, 8:00 pm, Price Center East Ballroom

February 12 Kansas City Jazz
with Jeannie Cheatham and David Borgo

February 19 Dance and Drumming Workshop
with Gene Perry
Thursday, 3:30 pm, SSB #101

February 28 Black History Month Celebration
and Scholarship Brunch

For additional information contact AAASRC at (858) 822-0265 or email


2015 lawyer posterThe Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies is excited to announce our 2015 Black History Month event, “The U.S. Civil Rights Movement in Music, Film, Literature, and in the Streets.”

For more information, please see:

As the event draws near we will continue to provide more information about the speakers, performers, and research being presented.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

2014 Final Event Schedule

National University’s Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies

Department of Social Sciences Colloquium

Event:     “Oil Poor, Oil Rich: Problems of Social Transformations in Middle East”
Date:       Saturday, March 15, 2014
Time:      9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place:     Spectrum Campus
9388 Lightwave Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123-1426

  • Talks will take place in room 150 (The Leadership Room).
  • Morning and afternoon refreshments as well as lunch will be provided.
  • Lunch will be in Room 114.
  • The book signing will be in the lobby.

Thank you all in advance for your support for the Center for Cultural and Ethnic Studies at National University.

Event Schedule

Morning Session Gender in the Middle East
9:30 a.m. Coffee
10:00 a.m. Welcome: Dr. Carol Richardson, Dean of the College of Letters and SciencesIntroductions: Dr. Lorna Zukas, Professor, Sociology and Global Studies, National University
10:15-11:00 a.m. Dr. Valentine Moghadam, Director of the International Affairs Program and Professor of Sociology, Northeastern University: “Feminisms and Democratic Transitions: the Arab Spring in Comparative Perspective”


11:00-11:45 a.m. Dr. Rae Blumberg, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia: “Patriarchy, Petroleum, and the Middle East vs. the ‘Islamic Surprise’”
11:45 a.m.-

12:15 p.m.

Comments and Questions: Dr. Huma Ahmed-Ghosh, Professor and Chair, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University
12:15 -1:30 p.m. Lunch
Afternoon Session Journalistic Perspectives of the Everyday – Work, War, and Living
1:30 p.m. Introductions: Dr. Duncan Campbell, Assistant Professor, History, National University
1:45-2:30 p.m. Mr. Raymond Barnett, Journalist and author of Dubai Dreams: Inside the Kingdom of Bling
2:30-3:15 p.m. Mr. Zuhair al-Jezairy, Journalist and author of The Devil You Don’t Know: Going Back to Iraq
3:15-3:45 p.m. Comments and Questions: Dr. Shak Hanish, Associate Professor, Political Science, National University
3:45-4:30 p.m. Refreshments and Book Signing

This event is supported by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from The James Irvine Foundation, Department of Women’s Studies, San Diego State University, Groundwork Books, and Trader Joe’s.