Conference Video Library

View select videos from the ASMEA Annual Conferences. Select the year or scroll down and click the thumbnail to view a video. 

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2023 Conference Videos

 Keynote - Israeli Policy and American Interests in the Middle East:


Roundtable - Israel’s War with Hamas:

The Cairo Genizah - A Crossroads of Jewish-Muslim Cultures and Histories:

Roundtable Discussion - Saudi-Israeli Relations:


Roundtable Discussion - Twenty Years After the War in Iraq:

Fouad Ajami Annual Roundtable - Legacy & Memory


Panel 19 - Perspectives on Arabian Religion and Politics:

Bernard Lewis Awards Ceremony:


BDS and the Occupation of Western Academia:



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2022 Conference Videos

Opening Remarks - H.E. Shaikh Abdulla Bin Rashid Al Khalifa, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the United States:


Special Session - When Magic Failed: The Life and Legacy of Prof. Fouad Ajami:

Book Discussion - Israel's Moment, Prof. Jeffrey Herf:

Keynote - A Conversation on the State of Middle East Studies Today:

 Panel 1 - African Security Issues:


Panel 7 - Middle Eastern Antisemitism:

Panel 11 - France, Algeria, and Islam:

 Panel 16 - North Africa: Politics and Parties:

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2021 Conference Videos

Opening Remarks: Mr. David Schenker
Keynote Address: H.E. Husain Haqqani, former Islamic Republic of Pakistan Ambassador to the United States.
Roundtable discussion on Fouad Ajami's legacy, "Dream Palaces: Twenty Years After 9/11."
Book Discussion: The Massacre That Never Was, Prof. Eliezer Tauber



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2020 Conference Videos

Keynote Presentation: Erdogan's Neo-Ottoman Irredentism: How Serious A Military Challenge?
Roundtable A: Regional Impact of the Abraham Accords
Roundtable B: "Fake News" about Israel: Ground Zero for Today’s Journalism Crisis
Panel 21: The Pursuit of Physical Security in East Africa

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2019 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: The Future of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood
Roundtable A: Studies in Israeli Diplomacy
Academic Freedom Symposium: Word Crimes, A Redux
Panel 16: Expressions of State Policy in the Gulf
Panel 23: Somalia's Dynamic Threat

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2018 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: The Iraqi Political Landscape: Propsects for Democracy
Roundtable B: The Enduring Legacy of Prof. Bernard Lewis
Panel 4: The Great Game in the Levant
Panel 13: Fueling the Fires of Boko Haram
Panel 18: Ways of War and Responses to Crisis

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2017 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy After the Arab Spring
Roundtable A: Middle Eastern Studies Professionals: How to Avoid Internalizing the Clash of Civilizations
Roundtable B: The Future of Iran in Syria
The Six Day War at 50, Part 1
The Six Day War at 50, Part 2

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2016 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: The Pathology of Middle Eastern Studies

2015 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: The Fate of the Middle East Christians
Roundtable A: Jewish-Christianity and the Origins of Islam
Roundtable B: The Spill-Over: The Sunni Jihadis of Syria/Iraq and their Impact on the Middle East Region
Roundtable C: United Kurdistan: Distant Dream or Emerging Reality?
Roundtable E: Cultures of War: U.S. Military Training in the Middle East and Africa

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2014 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: Rouhani’s Iran: How Real is the Change?
Roundtable A: Boko Haram: Islamism and Anarchy to What End?
Roundtable C: The Sunni-Shia Sectarian War Across the Sykes-Picot Line
Roundtable D: Iraq: Failure or Federalism
Roundtable E: The Middle East: New Political Arrays, Old Complications


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2013 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: The Arab Upheavals: A View From Beirut
Roundtable A: From Kissinger to Kerry: Forty Years of Failed Attempts to Solve the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Roundtable B: Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Region, and Beyond
Roundtable D: Revolution, Revolt, and Reform in North Africa
Roundtable E: Great Power Involvement in the Arab Upheavals

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2012 Conference Videos

Keynote Presentation: Gaddafi's Downfall and its Impact on Sub-Saharan Africa
Roundtable A: Arab Springs Eternal: What Holds for the ‘New' Middle East
Roundtable B: Non-Compliance: International Law in the Middle East
Roundtable C: The Causes and Consequences of Getting the Arab Spring Wrong: A Discussion
Roundtable D: Persecution, Resistance and Flight: Christian Communities in the Modern Middle East


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 2011 Conference Videos 

Opening Remarks: H.E. Ali Suleiman Aujali, Ambassador of Libya
Keynote Presentation by H.E. Barham Salih, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region
Roundtable A: Turkey Under the AKP: Can Liberalism and Islamism Co-Exist?
Roundtable B: The Saddam Tapes, 1978-2001: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant’s Regime
Roundtable C: Syria’s Freedom Revolution: The Struggle for a Post-Assad Future
Panel 3: The Arab Spring and the Fate of Middle East Minorities


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2010 Conference Videos

Keynote Address: How to Stop Failing, From Israel to Pakistan
Iran's Nuclear Program: The Military Option
The Future of Military Operations in the Horn of Africa
Turkey's Future as a Democratic Ally
Eritrea and its Discontents

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2009 Conference Videos

Racial Stereotypes and Official Diplomacy in the Sudanese Peace Processes: Dr. Gerard Prunier
U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East: Ambassador John Bolton
The Iranian Difference: Prof. Bernard Lewis


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