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Middle East Center

Past Events

Below are examples of previous events that were hosted by the Center.

Spring 2009

  • Marjane Satrapi gave a talk entitled “An Evening with Marjane Satrapi.”

Fall 2008

  • Dr. Özkul Çobanoğlu speaks on the social history of the Ottoman Empire between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Spring 2008

  • Center sponsors workshop on Middle East for area middle and high school teachers, coordinated by Dr. Linda Seward (Outreach Coordinator) and led by Dr. Louisa Moffitt, Dr. Curt Ryan and Ms. Penny McGuire.
  • Dr. Miriam Sivan, “Contemporary Women Writing in Israel.”
  • Dr. Juan Cole, “The Millennium in Pursuit:  Shiite Opposition to the US in Iraq.”
  • Dr. Said Ennahid, “The State of Historic Preservation in Morocco” and “The Archeology of Space in Arabic Poetry.”
  • Omar Faruk Tekbilek & his Ensemble performs at MTSU.
  • The Center co-sponsors a poetry reading – the sixteenth annual women’s international poetry reading.

Fall 2007

  • Dr. Waleed El-Ansary, “Bridging the Gaps of Global Religions and Spirituality” as part of the MTSU Diversity Conference.
  • Dr. Robert Satloff, “Countering Holocaust Denial in the Middle Eat: A New Approach” as part of the MTSU Holocaust Conference.

Summer 2007

  • The Center co-sponsors a panel entitled “Whose Story Gets Told? Human Rights and the Power of Records.”

Spring 2007

  • Lilly Rivlin shows and discusses her film Can You Hear Me? Israeli and Palestinian Women Fight for Peace.
  • Dr. Ron Messier, “Dr. Buzzard and Allah: Muslim Slaves in the U.S.”
  • Dr. Gregory Gause, “The Iraq War: Causes and Consequences”
  • Dr. John Esposito, “Islam and the West.
  • The Center (with support from UISFL grant) co-sponsors with GLOBAL (a student group on campus) showings of The Battle of Algiers and Turtles Can Fly.
  • Center sponsors workshop on Middle East for area middle and high school teachers, coordinated by Dr. Amy Sayward (Outreach Coordinator) and led by Dr. Audrey Shabbas of AWAIR (Arab World and Islamic Resources).

Fall 2006:

  • Dr. Khalid Amine, “Performing Postcoloniality in the Moroccan Scene.”
  • Dr. Aswan Hamza, “Higher Education in the Gulf,” an event co-sponsored by the Department of Human Sciences.
  • Dr. Sean Foley, “Shaykh Khalid and the Naqshbandiyya-Khalidyya.”

Contact Us

Dr. Mohammad Meerzaei, Director
(615) 898-5773
JUB 304A

Mailing Address:
MTSU Box 73
Murfreesboro, TN 37132