8th Annual Conference: Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa

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The Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) will hold its Eighth Annual Conference titled, “For Better or Worse? Historical Trends in the Middle East and Africa,” October 29 - October 31, 2015 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The ASMEA Annual Conference offers the widest possible range of subjects dealing with the Middle East and Africa including economics, history, law, literature, politics, and religion, among others, spanning a time frame ranging from the medieval to the modern period.

Below is a preview of some of the featured presentations and events at the Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference:

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof. Samir Khalil Samir, SJ, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, "The Fate of Middle East Christians."
  • SPECIAL REMARKS: H.E. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States.
  • Roundtable discussions:
    • "The Spill-Over: The Sunni Jihadis of Syria/Iraq and their Impact on the Middle East Region"
    • "Jewish-Christianity and the Origins of Islam"
    • "Cultures of War: U.S. Military Training in the Middle East and Africa"
    • United Kurdistan: Distant Dream or Emerging Reality?
    • More discussions still to come!
  • Panel presentations on scholarly topics from Middle Eastern and African studies, and related disciplines.
  • Banquet luncheon and professional networking reception.
  • Film screenings.
  • Displays by publishers of the latest academic titles.

Register for the conference today to receive discounted Early Bird Rates. Questions may be directed to info@asmeascholars.org or 202-429-8860 or visit asmeascholars.org to find out the latest information, including paper presentation synopses, author bios, and the most up-to-date schedule.

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Emily Lucas
Membership and Operations Director
Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa
ph: 202.429.8860
e: eec@asmeascholars.org