Several members of MEI are traveling this week to Washington, D.C. to attend the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual conference. Professor Peter Sluglett, Visiting Research Professor at the Institute, has recently been named President of MESA and will serve as a discussant on two panels: Rethinking Communism and Anti-Colonial Struggles in the Middle East and Rethinking Public Violence in Modern Middle Eastern Cities. MEI Director Professor Michael Hudson, due to receive an award at the conference, will present the paper, “Upheaval in the Arab World: Back to the Drawing Board for Political Scientists.” Finally, Dr. Fahed al-Sumait, a post-doctoral fellow at MEI, organized the panel, “Self-craft and State-craft in Qatar and Kuwait: National Identity, Education, and Political Discourse.” He will chair the panel and will present a paper entitled “Variable Terrain: Kuwaiti Discourses on Arab Democratization.”
In addition, Manager Ms. Norizan Selamat and Editor Ms. Mimi Kirk will be manning MEI’s publications booth, found in MESA’s book exhibit at Booth 22.
Please attend our talks and visit our booth if you are in the area!
For more information about MESA and the conference, please click here.