This year, we offer an exciting lineup of online webinars, in person conferences, guest lectures, online panels, and more. Here are some of the events we have in store for 2023. This page will be updated as more events are added. As always, please check the Events section of the website for more details on each event.

Arab-Latin American Relations in a Global Context

February 1, 2023

Online Webinar

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This event is the Book launch and discussion of Professor Kevin Funk’s “Rooted Globalism: Arab-Latin American Business Elites and the Politics of Global Imaginaries.”'

The Women’s Movement and the Challenge of Political Islam in Turkey 

February 8, 2023

Zoom lecture

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Professor Yeşim Arat was a member of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University, Istanbul from 1983-2022, and is a member of the Science Academy of Turkey. Professor Arat works on questions of women’s political participation, gender-based violence and problems of democratization in Turkey.

The Quasi-Inflation of 2021-2022

March 7, 2023

In person University of Oklahoma and Zoom

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Professor James Galbraith discusses how policies to combat a supposed inflation crisis engineered economic insecurity for the US and global population.

MENA in the US-China-Russia Rivalry

March 16, 2023

Online Webinar

First in the series of reverberations of the Great Power Competition on MENA countries.

The Economics of Insecurity in Ethiopia

March 23, 2023

Zoom guest lecture

Professor Christina Tekie Collins discusses the multiple dimensions of insecurity in Ethiopia with a focus on warfare, socio-economic issues and models of economic development

Iranian Revolutions: Past, Present, and Future

March 28, 2023

In person and streaming online, University of Oklahoma

Guest lecture by Professor Sohrab Behdad on understanding social movements in Iran from a historical perspective

Yemen in the Shadow of Transition: Pursuing Justice Amid War

Date: April 3, 2023

In person and streaming online, University of Oklahoma

Guest lecture by Professor Stacey Philbrick Yadav on the tragic dynamics of the Yemeni conflict and the prospects for peace and justice in that country.

Shooting the Messenger: Journalism and Warfare in MENA

April 4, 2023

In person

Beirut, Lebanon

A discussion of the increasing censorship and targeting often lethally of journalists in MENA countries and its impact on journalists and the representation and knowledge of Middle Eastern events.

Resurgence of Militarism: Views From the Global South and Implications For the United States

April 6, 2023

In-person at George Washington University Elliott School

Launch of Insecurity Monitor and International Organization Leadership Database, Public Panel, Keynote Speech

Refugees and the Principle of Non-Refoulement

September 21, 2023

Online Panel

The Webinar will discuss widespread violations of the principle of non-refoulement and how international cooperation around this issue can be strengthened, particularly in the MENA region.

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