Seventh Annual ASMEA Conference
Searching for Balance in the Middle East and Africa

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October 30 – November 1, 2014 | Key Bridge Marriott Hotel | Washington, D.C. 

The 2014 Conference featured:

  • KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Prof. Meir Litvak, Tel Aviv University, “Rouhani’s Iran: How Real is the Change?”
  • SPECIAL REMARKS: Amb. Lukman Faily, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States.
  • Roundtable discussions on “The Sunni-Shia Sectarian War Across the Sykes-Picot Line,” “Trends in Anti-Semitism in the Middle East,” “Iraq: Failure or Federalism,” “Boko Haram: Islamism and Anarchy to What End?” and more.
  • 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.

Read the STORY by Rudaw, the Kurdish media network, on the ASMEA Conference roundtable discussion on “The Sunni-Shia Sectarian War Across the Sykes-Picot Line” with H.E. Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir and scholars from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

View the SCHEDULEVIDEOS, and the AWARDS for  Research and Travel Grant Recipients as well as Best Paper.