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Center for Middle East Studies Annual Conference

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Annual Conference

Among the many initiatives undertaken by the Center for Middle East Studies, our Annual Conference is among the most invigorating and enlightening. We seek to bring scholars, policymakers, activists, and journalists of the highest caliber to DU to discuss and debate the most urgent topics of significance in the Middle East today.


CMES Conference 2013

This year, our conference focused on the continuing violence - what some have labeled a civil war - in Syria. Entitled, "Resolving the Syrian Crisis," this year's conference brought scholars, journalists, and activists from around the world to DU for two days in January to discuss the domestic, regional and international implications of the upheaval, and the options open to the United States and international community in mediating the violence and assisting the state's political and social transition.

For more information about the conference, its participants, and presentations, visit the conference website.

In addition, you can find video of each conference panel - like the Keynote Panel below - on our YouTube Channel!