Bridging the Gap between Oral History and Documentary Filmmaking in the Middle East

Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this page. Sawt, meaning “voice” in Arabic, is an oral narrative and animation documentary project highlighting the experiences of female activists in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution and their role in the nation’s dramatic transition to democracy. Rhana Natour and Tamara Shogaolu, documentary filmmakers and researchers living in New York…

Female Voices from Egypt, Mauritania and Tunisia

Please click here for a printer-friendly PDF version of this feature. Should women fear a reversal of social, political and economic rights under Islamist governments, or will they find new opportunities in all three sectors? Emna ben Arab (Assistant Professor, University of Sfax) and Laryssa Chomiak (Director, Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines á Tunis – CEMAT) participated in a…

Ankara Workshop on Nuclear Proliferation

The Hollings Center awarded a small grant to Dr. Şebnem Udum (Hacettepe University) and Dr. Philipp Bleek (Monterey Institute of International Studies) to plan a workshop on the science and politics of nuclear proliferation.  This one-day workshop, titled “Nuclear Proliferation & Turkish & U.S. Threat Perceptions Regarding Iran’s Nuclear Program” was held in June 2011 at the…

Workshops for Next-Generation Turkish and American Journalists

Yigal Schleifer recently received a Hollings Center Small Grant to organize a series of workshops for early-career Turkish and American journalists working in Turkey. Yigal has extensive experience as a freelance journalist in Istanbul where between 2002 and 2010 he worked as a correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and the Eurasianet website. During this time he…