The Druze in their Adopted Lands
The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) at Georgetown University, in partnership with the American Druze Foundation (ADF) and the Department of History and Archeology at the American University of Beirut, are pleased to present an international conference which brings together leading researchers who have contributed to the field of Middle Eastern Studies with particular reference to the Druze.
The conference will focus exclusively on the political, social and cultural evolution and/ or political role of the Druze both in their countries of origin as well as in the diaspora. This two-day conference will be held at Georgetown University on April 14th and April 15th 2023.
Friday, April 14
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm: Registration
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Opening Lecture: Druze Migrants, Near and Far Hawran and the Druze Towns, Villages and Families
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm: The Druze Diaspora in Times of Crisis
8:00 pm: Dinner
Saturday, April 15
9:00 am – 9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
9:30 am -10:45 am: Druze Generational Bonds across Space and Boundaries
11:00 pm – 12:15 pm: Druze Resistance, Assimilation, Occupation and the Land
12:30 pm – 1:45 pm: The Druze and the Christians, a Tale of Mount Lebanon and the Diaspora
1:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Lunch
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Druze Feminism and the Development of Identity
4:45 pm – 6:00 pm: Pioneering Druze Woman
6:00 pm: Closing Remarks
Opening Lecture: Druze Migrants, Near and Far Hawran and the Druze Towns, Villages and Families
Druze migrants, near and far Hawran and the Druze towns, villages and families
The Druze Diaspora in Times of Crisis
Cholera and Ottoman Modernization
The Druze Mahjar and Remittances: A Bulwark during Crisis?
Druze Generational Bonds across Space and Boundaries
Druze Afterlives: Between Bodies and Borders
Reincarnation amongst the Druze of Lebanon and the Global Diaspora: Communal Memory, Imagined Kinship and Discursive Battleground
Druze Resistance, Assimilation, Occupation and the Land
Neither Israelization nor Zionization: New Trends amongst the Druze on the Golan in the Wake of the Popular Uprisings in Syria
The Golan Heights: An Adopted Land?
The Druze and the Christians, a Tale of Mount Lebanon and the Diaspora
A Delayed Family Reunion: Examining the History of the Lebanese Diaspora through the story of a family of emigrants
Dima de Clerck
Crossed representations of Druze and Christians in Southern Mount Lebanon, as a result of the Lebanese War (1975-1990)
Druze Feminism and the Development of Identity
The Druze Personal Status Law in Lebanon: Developing Deference to the State?
Revisiting and Revising: A Reflection on Fundamental Aspects of Druze Identity in North America
Deena Ziad Naime
Sobhiyat W Zyarat: Generations of Druze Feminism Through Shared Spaces, Emotional Intimacy, and Care (Work)
Pioneering Druze Woman
War and Peace: Sitt Nasab and the Early Modern Druze Matriarchy in Times of Crisis
Nejla Abu Izzeddin: Unofficial Ambassador from the Arab World to the US
Salwa Lucky Roosevelt: The Southern “Gal” from Mount Lebanon