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Center for Middle East Studies



The Center hosts frequent public events, lecture series, panel discussions, cultural events, and an annual thematic conference. We are happy to co-program with various academic departments, research centers, and student groups across the University of Denver. Our aim is twofold: to promote spirited discussion and research on the Middle East at DU, and to make the best and brightest scholars, policymakers, and intellectuals from around the world accessible to the university community. You can find out more about all of these here.

Fall 2015 event schedule

Annie Sparrow
Wednesday September 9 at 5:30 PM
Dr. Annie Sparrow
Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai Global Health Center & Humanitarian Activist
SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Room 150—Ben Cherrington Hall—Josef Korbel School of International Studies
co-sponsored with the Global Health Affairs Program & the Humanitarian Assistance Program

Robin Wright Friday September 11 at 12:00 pm
Robin Wright - The Iran Deal and US Foreign Policy - A Conversation between New Yorker Writer Robin Wright & CMES Director Nader Hashemi 
Contributing Writer at The New Yorker & Joint Fellow with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Anderson Academic Commons—Special Events Room
co-sponsored with WorldDenver




Tuesday September 22 at 12:00 pm Wendy Pearlman
Wendy Pearlman - Denver Dialogues in Peace and Security: A Conversation with
Wendy Pearlman

Assistant Professor of Political Science & Crown Junior
in Middle East Studies, Northwestern University
Joy Burns Center Ballroom, Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management
co-sponsored with the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy

Wednesday September 23 at 12:00 pm
Wendy Pearlman - Narratives of Political Fear in Syria
SIÉ CHÉOU-KANG Room 150—Ben Cherrington Hall—Josef Korbel School of International Studies

Toby Matthiesen Thursday November 19 at 7:00 pm
Toby Matthiesen - Buttressing the Twin Pillars: The Future of US Relations with Saudi Arabia and Iran
Research Fellow in Islamic & Middle Eastern Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge University
Denver Country Club (1700 E. 1st Ave.)
co-sponsored with Denver Council on Foreign Relations