Eighth Annual ASMEA Conference
For Better or Worse? Historical Trends in the Middle East and Africa

October 29 – 31, 2015 |Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Washington, D.C.

The 2015 Conference featured:

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof. Samir Khalil Samir, SJ, Saint Joseph University, Beirut, “The Fate of Middle East Christians.”
  • SPECIAL REMARKS: H.E. Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman, Kurdistan Regional Government Representative to the United States.
  • Roundtable discussions:
    • “The Spill-Over: The Sunni Jihadis of Syria/Iraq and their Impact on the Middle East Region”
    • “Jewish-Christianity and the Origins of Islam”
    • “Cultures of War: U.S. Military Training in the Middle East and Africa”
    • “United Kurdistan: Distant Dream or Emerging Reality?”
  • Panel presentations on scholarly topics from Middle Eastern and African studies, and related disciplines.
  • Banquet luncheon and professional networking reception.
  • Film screenings.
  • Displays by publishers of the latest academic titles.

View the SCHEDULEVIDEOS, and AWARD winners.