ASMEA Annual Conference

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The  Ninth Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the Middle East and Africa (ASMEA) will take place on October 27 - October 29, 2016 at the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This will be a unique gathering of scholars and practitioners and this year's event is titled, "Taking the Long View: Assessing Change in the Middle East and Africa."

Featuring Roundtable Discussions on:

  • Turkey in the Aftermath of the Failed Coup
  • Water and War: A New Conflict for the Middle East and Africa (sponsored by Marine Corps University Press)
  • Assessing Iran-Saudi Tensions
  • Fire in the Desert: Jihad in the Sahel

In addition, over 140 papers will be presented covering the length and breadth of the Middle East and Africa.

The keynote address, "The Pathology of Middle Eastern Studies" will be delivered by Prof. Martin Kramer, President of Shalem College and author of Ivory Towers on Sand. H.E. Ambassador Rachad Bouhlal, from the Embassy of Morocco, has been invited to deliver remarks at the opening session. There will be a professional networking reception, film screenings, and an extensive book display with the latest titles on the Middle East and Africa. But perhaps most importantly, ample opportunities for attendees to interact with colleagues from around the globe, engage in lively discourse, and expand their body of knowledge on pertinent topics affecting the regions.

Those wishing to attend can also register for the Conference here.

If you have any further questions about ASMEA or the Annual Conference, call 202-429-8860, email, or go to to find out more.


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  • Created By:Amy D'Unger
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  • Modified:10/07/2016


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