Fifteenth Annual ASMEA Annual Conference

Emily Lucas Discussion

Join the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) for its Fifteenth Annual Conference taking place in Washington, D.C. on November 5 - 7, 2022.

We will host a dynamic crowd of academics, scholars, and policymakers from around the globe. View our schedule of events and list of paper presentations.

The 2022 Conference will feature:

  • Opening remarks by H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States.
  • Networking cocktail reception.
  • Special Session: "When Magic Failed: The Life and Legacy of Prof. Fouad Ajami."
  • Keynote: "A Conversation on the State of Middle East Studies Today” led by Dr. Martin Kramer.
  • Awards banquet luncheon.
  • Awards ceremony and reception for the 2022 Bernard Lewis Prize.
  • Panel sessions including: Colonial and Postcolonial Africa: Nationalism, Urban Spaces, Womanhood and Science; Arabic Poetry Fragments in the Cairo Genizah: Historical, Cultural and Linguistic Analysis; Security Issues in the Middle East and Africa; Narratives and Ethos in the Middle East: Similarities and Differences; Africa: Building Nations and Organizations.

Register now to attend!

Feel free to contact ASMEA at with any questions.