Second Annual ASMEA Conference
The Middle East and Africa:Historic Connections and Strategic Bridges

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October 22-24, 2009 | Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Washington, D.C.

Titled, The Middle East and Africa: Historic Connections and Strategic Bridges, the conference featured presentations and roundtables that demonstrated the inter-relationships between the two regions over time with special emphasis on the historical, political, economic, religious, security, and cultural links between them.

See a full listing of the papers presented at ASMEA’s 2009 conference (along with summaries).

Read a brief wrap-up of the event. View videos here.

Along with the academic paper presentations and roundtables, ASMEA’s 2009 conference featured special presentations by:

  • ASMEA Chairman Bernard Lewis.
  • John Bolton, Former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations and former Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.
  • Gérard Prunier, Senior Research Fellow at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris.
  • Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez, authors of the award-winning book, Foxbats Over Dimona: The Soviets’ Nuclear Gamble in the Six-Day War.
  • A special panel on Middle East and African studies and U.S. military education sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps University.