The RC is a community, first and foremost. A community of scholars. A community of explorers. We relish the chance to bring new people into the circle including, especially, new students each September, and new faculty members when appointments are made. For the sixth episode of the RC Podcast (25:40), we bring you an interview with our new Arts and Ideas lecturer, Sascha Crasnow, who will also teach in the LSA Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Sascha brings her expertise in contemporary Islamic arts to the A&I program, contributing to further expanding the curriculum beyond Europe and Western civilization. Sascha's academic journey resonates with many of our students, alumni, and faculty, namely, in the fact that she has more interests than she has time to fully explore! 

See the links below for information about the films in Sascha's Contemporary Cinema from the Islamic World Series (Tuesday evenings at 7pm at the Benzinger Library, East Quad):

Film 1: Wanted 18 (Sept. 18)
Film 2: The White Helmets (Sept. 25)
Film 3: Persepolis (Oct. 9)
Film 4: Wadjda (Oct. 23)
Film 5: A Girl Walks Alone at Night (Oct. 30)
Film 6: Captain Abu Raed (Nov. 6)
Film 7: The Square (Nov. 13)
Film 8: Ali Zaoua (Nov. 20)
Film 9: Caramel (Nov. 27)
Film 10: Paradise Now (Dec. 4)