Feb
16

MENA Salon: Egypt’s Upcoming “Election”

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Egyptians are expected to go to the polls next month to vote in the presidential election. However, the process has already been tainted by the suppression of competitors of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. What can Egyptians expect from this election?

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Feb
09

MENA Salon: No Relief for UNRWA

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Why is the Trump administration cutting funding to UNRWA now? What effects will the shortfall have on Palestine, Israel, and the broader Middle East? What is UNRWA’s mandate and what is its role today? In this week’s MENA Salon we will consider these questions and other queries pertinent to the UN agency and the Israeli-Palestinian … Continued

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Feb
02

MENA Salon: War Comes to Afrin

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

In this week’s MENA Salon, we will discuss the events leading to the recent military operation in Afrin, the international community’s reaction, and its likely consequences for individuals on the ground in Syria.

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Jan
26

MENA Salon: Rebuilding in Syria

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

With the Syrian conflict entering its seventh year, Syrians and international actors are beginning to embark upon the immense task of rebuilding portions of the country. Will states opposing the Assad regime partake in rebuilding civilian infrastructure? Will funding for reconstruction be conditioned on political reform? What role will multilateral organizations play in this process?

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Jan
19

MENA Salon: Austerity and Unrest in Tunisia

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Tunisia is often said to be the Arab Spring’s only success story, yet the new year has been marked by economic peril and political uncertainty. In this week’s MENA Salon we will discuss the recent unrest in Tunisia, and whether or not the government is fulfilling obligations set out under its post-Revolution constitution. Recommended reading available … Continued

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Jan
12

MENA Salon: Protests in Iran

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

As people across the world planned to ring in the New Year, cities across Iran erupted in the largest wave of protests the country has seen in almost a decade. The unrest, which has carried on into 2018, has prompted a number of debates. Who are the main actors? What are the protesters’ demands? Whom … Continued

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Jan
19

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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Dec
08

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic. This will be the … Continued

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Dec
01

MENA Salon

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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Nov
03

MENA Salon: “After” ISIS

3 - 4 p.m.
Stephens Hall 340

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week’s topic.

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