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Al Jazeera Documentary on East Jerusalem (Winner of Peabody Award)

Dear JS256 Students, I will be returning your drafts over the weekend but in the meantime I wanted to share a great, short documentary that relates to lecture this week.  The documentary was produced by Al Jazeera and tells four … Continue reading

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Readings for March 22, 2013: First Gulf War

Hi JS256 Students, For this week’s section, in addition to our readings I would like you all to read through The Glaspie Transcript that Aileen mentioned in lecture today.  You can find the document here: The Glaspie Transcript .  The … Continue reading

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Timeline Update for Midterm and List of Terms

Hi JS256, I hope you all had a great time in section today with Prof. Schwartz.  I’m still finishing up the digital timeline but here is a link to chalkboard one’s we created together in class http://flic.kr/s/aHsjDQx129 .  I’ll try … Continue reading

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President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War (Article posted by Prof. Schwartz)

Hi JS256, I hope everyone enjoyed lecture this morning. The Six Days War is a great potential topic for a paper as Prof. Schwartz mentioned so if you are still searching, you might want to consider this option.  Prof. Schwartz … Continue reading

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Morning Dregs: New Yorker Article on Barbary Pirates, American Interventions and Events in Algeria and Mali

Morning JS256, Today, I found an interesting article in the New Yorker that connects some of the 19th century history we’ve been discussing with current events in North and Sub-Saharan Africa.  The rise of Islamism, and more particularly al-Qaeda groups, … Continue reading

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What has changed in the Middle East? (Student Posted Article)

Morning JS256! Kari Beaulieu sent me a recent New York Times article to post for everyone to read and, if you feel so inclined, to comment. The article can be found at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/world/middleeast/palestinians-set-up-camp-in-israeli-occupied-west-bank-territory.html?_r=0 .  Kari felt that the article showed … Continue reading

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First Survey Results

Hi JS256 Students, Here are some of the results from the first survey in a word cloud. Cheers, Zoe

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JS256 Shirin Ebadi Talk January 25, 2013

Dear JS256 Students, As I mentioned in section today, the Iranian Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Shirin Ebadi is coming to Nashville and she will be speaking at Belmont University on January 25, 2013.  Tickets are free and if you have … Continue reading

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