Upcoming Events

Arabic Conversation Table

ARABIC CONVERSATION TABLE

Fall 2018
Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 1:00 PM

Practice speaking Arabic with fellow students, instructors, and native speakers in a casual, comfortable environment.

Nadi Cinema

NADI CINEMA

Fall 2018
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Nadi Cinema, the Middle East Film Club, screens films from across the Middle East and beyond. All films are subtitled in English.

Peter Twal

READING: PETER TWAL AT THE 2018 OPEN MOUTH POETRY FESTIVAL

November 2, 2018 at 7:00 PM, Stage 18

Peter Twal is the author of Our Earliest Tattoos, winner of the 2018 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize (University of Arkansas Press).

The word 'restricted' on a red brick wall

THE LIMITS OF ACADEMIC FREEDOM IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN

November 8, 2018 at 4:30 PM, KIMP 102

A guest lecture with Dr. Muhammad Khan, sponsored by the University of Arkansas Schoalrs at Risk Committee. 

In Case You Missed It

Iranian flag on a blue background

IRAN 360°: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES, PROSPECTIVE CHANGES

August 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM, ARKU 510-511

MEST Faculty Najib Ghadbian, Joel Gordon, Shirin Saeidi and graduate student Kaveh Bassiri discussed internal and external perspectives on Iran in a forum moderated by Ted Swedenburg. 

Photo of Dr. Karla Mallette

LIVES OF THE GREAT LANGUAGES: ARABIC, LATIN AND THE MEDITERRANEAN LINGUA FRANCA

September 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM, GEAR 26

Karla Mallette, University of Michigan, examined the tangled relations between languages in the pre-modern Mediterranean.

Charles Schmitz, Towson University

YEMEN IN THE WAR'S AFTERMATH

October 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM, GEAR 26

Charles Schmitz, Towson University, discussed the current political conflict in Yemen, often called the "forgotten war" due to Western media focus on Syria.