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Center for Middle East Studies


The Center hosts frequent events, many co-sponsored by 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 available and accessible to the university community.

To accomplish these goals, the Center hosts an annual thematic conference, lecture series, panel discussions, and cultural events. You can find out more about all of these here.

Upcoming Events

AbdullahIslamist Movements & the Arab Spring

A Talk by Abdullah Al-Arian
Wednesday October 29 at 12:00pm
Room SIÉ 150—Ben Cherrington Hall—Josef Korbel School
Abdullah Al-Arian is Assistant Professor of History at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar and a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. He is the author of Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat's Egypt and a contributor to the new book Beyond the Arab Spring: The Evolving Ruling Bargain in the Middle East.

Discussant:  Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies & Associate Professor of Middle East & Islamic Politics, Josef Korbel School of International Studies. 

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Facebook event pageLunch will be provided.