Elizabeth Atkins ’13 was born in Saudi Arabia, and finally made it back to the Middle East through an Arabic language study abroad program in Jordan.
Francis Tanglaos-Aguas he has sought to make the W&M theatre production of "Sitayana" a collaborative effort between faculty and students.
2013 Commencement News for IR and GS students
Scholars from around the world will discuss the geopolitics, science and technology, trade, culture and history of the Indian Ocean Basin.
Students and faculty who visited the Reves Center last Thursday had the opportunity to expand their musical horizons at a master class given by sarod master Irfan Khan.
Under the theme "Film & Youth," William & Mary's sixth annual Global Film Festival (W&M GFF) will feature films and guest filmmakers from around the world.
Scheduled over President’s Day weekend (Feb. 14-17) at the Kimball Theatre, the four-day main event will again feature films from around the world, live performances, receptions and presentations by invited filmmakers.
Ahmad Ahmad, the Sultan Qaboos bin Said Chair of Middle East Students at William & Mary, takes a long view of current events in Egypt.
The Music from China ensemble recently visited W&M, teaching students and faculty alike about Chinese music through a performance and series of lecture opportunities.
Many come to the College of William & Mary to pursue degrees that they think will lead them to careers. Julian Oreska '09 didn't think his education would someday lead him to designing toys on the other side of the globe.
Lynch examines the context of the Arab Spring, and the possibilities for the Arab world in the future.
On May 12th 2012 over 44 GS majors celebrated their graduation at PBK Hall. Congratulations Class of 2012!!!
On February 18, the William & Mary Confucius Institute (WMCI) formally unveiled the College’s Chinese Culture Semester with a parade, cultural dances and street performances in Merchant’s Square. The event was co-sponsored by the William & Mary 2012 Global Film Festival.
With fanfare and grateful appreciation, the College celebrates the establishment of a fully funded, endowed professorship in Middle East studies.
Japanese culture of 'cute' scores an international victory over samurai and ninja.
The College of William and Mary's Global Film Festival has announced its 2012 theme: "Film and the City."
In partnership with Beijing Normal University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the College will offer Chinese language and culture courses, provide teacher training, and support study abroad, officials announced Tuesday.
Hiroshi Kitamura discusses his new book "Screening Enlightenment."
The dancing yellow glow of candlelight illuminated the faces of about 70 William & Mary and local community members who gathered in the Wren Yard Monday night to remember the victims of the earthquake that devastated Japan just one month ago.
William & Mary Theatre Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas recently spent time in Japan learning the ancient traditional art of Noh Theatre
Greenbaum is one of many William & Mary alumni, students and faculty who were impacted by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.
Although May is officially Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, the celebration is starting early at William & Mary with a variety of events being offered in April.
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies integrates two existing majors – East Asian Studies and Middle Eastern Studies – to engage a changing, globally connected world.
A&S Home » Global Studies » East Asian Studies » Japan Recovery Initiative Japan Recovery Initiative The William and Mary Japan Recovery Initiative aims to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.
Associate Professor Hiroshi Kitamura has published Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan
Emma Horton, Monroe Scholar Class of 2011, is conducting research for her Monroe project on Jordanian interfaith initiatives.
Read more about our highly successful student-led research presentations!
As a South Asian myself, it is always wonderful to meet new people who are not only interested in my culture, but also make the added effort to learn more about it. I find myself extremely lucky to have come across one such individual here on campus, Professor Max Katz.
April 12, 2010 we received the visit of the immensely popular folk group, Zolotoi ples!
The Middle East Studies Association of North America named Professor Abdul-Karim Rafeq, William and Annie Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies, an Honorary Fellow
IR and MES major Tala Karadsheh article about the W&M group attendance at the MEI conference last November.
Gulan, a weekly news magazine in Iraqi Kurdistan, published an interview with Prof. Shulman in October 2009.
The Society for Ethno- musicology awards several prizes each year for the best scholarship in the field. The College of William and Mary was extremely well represented this year in the roster of prize-winners. Congratulations are due to Max Katz and Ethan Lechner!
John Eisele and Driss Cherkaoui have been awarded a Dept. of Education grant for their textbook series on Arabic
Professor Kevin A. Vose`s new book, Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika, was published from Wisdom Publications in 2009. Congratulations! Read more about its content here.
Join us for our EAS Homecoming reception.
Anne K. Rasmussen's chapter "Indonesian Reciters of the Qur'an and the Juncture between Creation and Recreation" was just published in a new book from The University of Illinois.
Craig Canning, an associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary, is leading 16 educators from across the nation in the 2009 Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad: History and Culture in China Program.
The United States is the best place to be a Muslim, says William and Mary senior Madeeha Hameed, who traveled with the "Journey into America" program.
W&M celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage in March and April
"When the Purple Settles," an original "hip-hopera" by Francis Tanglao-Aguas, is set for its American premiere at William & Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall Feb. 26 - March 1.
Amanda Tira Andrei, '10, like many other William and Mary students, chose to continue the long held tradition here and study abroad for a summer or semester, sometimes both.
Music serves as a lens through which the West can view Middle Eastern culture. "It is an excellent way to investigate important aspects of culture-from history to colonialism and from contemporary politics to social constructs, like gender," says Anne Rasmussen.
Congratulations to Michael Finn and John Kamensky, who have won the EAS Best Senior Project Award and Excellence in Chinese Awards, respectively.
Congratulations to Rachel DiNitto for the publication of Uchida Hyakken: A Critique of Modernity and Militarism in Prewar Japan (Harvard University Press, 2008).