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Featured Event

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble


Wednesday, Oct 19 

8:00 PM | Campbell Hall

One of the premier Indian dance ensembles performing today, Nrityagram’s captivating performances are at once sensual and lyrical, and have earned them a spot on The New York Times’ Best Dance of the Year list two years in a row.

Point of Pride

CMES Director Sherene Seikaly (History)


Has received a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. She will be working on her book From Baltimore to Beirut: On the Question of Palestine that charts the trajectory of her great-grandfather Naim Cotran (c. 1877-1961) from nineteenth century mobility across Baltimore and Sudan to twentieth century immobility in Lebanon. The book places the question of Palestine in a global history of race, capital, slavery, and dispossession.