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.

Charles Schmitz, Towson University

GUEST LECTURE: CHARLES SCHMITZ

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

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

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).

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 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, GEAR 26

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