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

Spring 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.

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 will discuss 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, location TBA

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

Charles Schmitz, Towson University

GUEST LECTURE: CHARLES SCHMITZ

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

Dr. Charles Schmitz is a professor of geography at Towson University, and a specialist on the Middle East and Yemen.

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).

Coming Soon

CONFERENCE: JEWISH CONTRIBUTIONS TO MIDDLE EAST MUSIC

March 28-29, 2019

Save the date!

Salma El Assal

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: SALMA EL ASSAL AT THE FAULKNER CENTER

April 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

Sudanese vocalist Salma El Assal will bring her unique music to the Faulkner Center, which fuses a traditional African sound with reggae and other musical styles.