INEAS Projects

Snapshots of current and ongoing projects.


The Other Arabs
In The Other Arabs, minorities in the Arab world tell their stories.

This documentary film focuses on the lives and contributions of  Jewish Arabs. To preview The Other Arabs on Youtube, click on "Trailer 1" or "Tralier 2" below.  We raised funds in 2006 and again in 2010, but we did not reach our goal.  The project is currently on hold.
Trailer One | Trailer Two | Donate | read more


Iraqi Children Emergency
Launched May 5, 2009 
Since the US invasion in 2003, illicit trafficking of Iraqi children has risen dramatically
source: BBC

Our Institute has launched a campaign to document eyewitnesses from inside and outside Iraq who observed the kidnapping and/or the selling of Iraqi children or those who are able to locate kidnapped and sold children in their new environment. We are working to create a network of communities in Iraq and more | English PDF | Arabic PDF


Launching International Seed Day (ISD)
April 26, 2009


INEAS interviews
Dr. Vandana Shiva

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Organizations and activists from around the world will observe April 26 as International Seed Day (ISD) advocating for patent-free seeds, organic food and farmers' rights. ISD will be an educational day for the public to learn about genetically modified food, its health hazardous effects and the monopoly over worldwide agriculture by major US and European agribusiness companies with emphasis on India, Iraq and Afghanistan. It will be a day of solidarity with farmers in countries devastated by war (Afghanistan, Iraq & others) and of resistance.
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| Press Release | English PDF
Documenting Women's Activism
and Boycott

A Call for Information
July 2002: women in southern Nigeria occupied a Chevron oil terminal

We live in a world of imbalance and injustice whereby men have nearly all the say and women, by force or sometimes by choice, have a little or no say. As a result, women have not been effective in changing the status quo.

Despite the ineffectiveness, three major events had taken place since the 1960s whereby women have challenged and/or changed the status quo by directly protesting against or interfering with men's action and monopoly. It will help increase the desire to, at least shake, if not relatively change the status quo. read more


The Forgotten Era:
Iraq's Stolen Arts & Project

Reported by: Nada Shabout
Iraq's National Museum re-opened in 2009. Thousands of items remain lost.
source: NY Times

The destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage is a subject which is rarely mentioned in American and other western media. The occasional mention in academic circles of the wanton destruction, lack of protection and neglect of Iraq's archaeological sites and museum collections, has always glossed over the destruction of the modern cultural heritage of a country which was a leader in the development of a regional and an Arab response to the changes of modalities of the twentieth century. The world seems to forget that the "cradle of civilization" is the land of a contemporary country with a thriving culture.
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Project’s Effective Date: February 1, 2005
Translators sought to serve in area hospitals
© Wafaa' Al-Natheema

The Institute of Near Eastern & African Studies (INEAS) is pleased to announce the launching of the project of Special Privileged Members (SPM) for hospitals/clinics and law firms in the States of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Hospitals, clinics and law firms will benefit from this project by becoming Special Privileged Members of INEAS. The annual dues will guarantee SPMs specified benefits. The TIHOLAF project is, in general, flexible: SPMs are free to make suggestions and participate in implementing some new sub programs or special workshops for improvement.
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