Middle East Studies and the Liberal Arts
Date: 5:00pm PST February 20, 2015 Location: J.R. Howard Hall Room 102
J.R. Howard Hall Room 102
Please join us for the keynote address of the conference Integrating Middle East and Arabic Studies Across the NW5C sponsored by the Northwest Five Consortium. Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachian Professor of History at Stanford University, will discuss the advantages, opportunities and challenges of introducing Middle East Studies in the liberal arts context.
Professor Beinin is past president of the Middle East Studies Association and served as the director of Middle East Studies at the American University in Cairo (2006-08). He is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa (Stanford University Press). His commentaries on Middle East issues have appeared in Middle East Report, The Nation, and Le Monde diplomatique.