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Welcome to the Resource Section of the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies Outreach website. One major element of our mission is to provide resources for researchers, teachers, students and the community interested in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia.

10/22/2015 Lecture and Book Event: Iffat Al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen

Joseph A. Kechichian, Senior fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia A politically conscious spouse, Queen ‘Iffat played the leading role in Sa‘udi female society, attended many state functions, and received female state guests. She traveled extensively, especially in Europe and the United States, supported myriad charities, and cajoled many to invest in the Kingdom. Universally respected, many people sought her advice for she shared her ambitions and ideas to benefit the entire country. This lecture is based on Professor Kechichian's book of the same title and highlights multiple interviews conducted with members of the al-Faysal family, friends, and acquaintances of the late Queen.

2/27/2015 Symposium: Intimate Strangers: Latin America, Spain and the Middle East

This conference features presentations focusing on comparative, cultural, and economic studies of Latin America, Spain and the Middle East, and provides educators of grades 7-12 with information for building comparative and contemporary world history unit lessons on Latin America, Spain and the Middle East.

9/27/2012 Lecture: After the Arab Spring: Democratic Summer, not Islamic Winter

1/16/2012 Symposium: The Arab Spring: One Year In

9/14/2011 Q&A: Ask M - Juan Cole responds to questions about the aftermath of 9/11

5/19/2011 Panel Discussion: Intervention and the Dilemmas of Security in Afghanistan

5/18/2011 Lecture: Afghanistan 2014 A Photojournalist Capturing a War Without End

5/17/2011 Lecture: The Shah and Ayatollahs: Ruptures and Continuities in Iranian Politics

2/11/2011 Lecture: Struggle Against Authoritarian Rule in the Middle East

Fall 2009 Colloqium Series: War and Warfare in the Middle East

Fall 2008 Colloqium Series: Religion and the Subversive