This year, the Amman-based American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) is celebrating 50 years as a research center in Jordan. Founded in Amman in 1968 as a gathering of archaeologists "in a small flat, with a handful of books," ACOR is now a leading center of research on Jordan and the surrounding area, with a particular focus on archaeology and cultural heritage. ACOR Director Barbara Porter and HRH Prince Raad Bin Zeid The Center has been marking the anniversary through a
Pictured from left to right: Katharyn Hanson, Nabil Al-Tikriti, Alda Benjamen, Eric Davis and Rick Spees. Mosul, Iraq, once a thriving city of more than 1.8 million religiously and ethnically diverse inhabitants, was attacked and conquered by ISIS (ISIL or Da’ish) in June 2014. Its successful liberation in July 2017 began the first step in the rebuilding of Iraq’s third largest city.
On November 16, The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and The Academic
Each month, CEMA and CRASC invite a major player in the Algerian War for National Liberation, and ask them to discuss their experiences in the struggle. As a part of its special lecture series, "Testimonials of the War for National Liberation," CEMA (Centre d'Etudes Maghrebines en Algerie) and the National Research Center for Social and Cultural Anthropology (CRASC) invited Abderrahman Berrouane to present his memoirs on the Algerian War of Independence. Mr. Berrouane helped