Thirteenth Annual Conference

Understanding the Regions: Politics, Identity, and History of the Middle East and Africa

November 18 - 20, 2020  ׀  Virtual Format

The Thirteenth Annual ASMEA Conference will be held virtually November 18 - 20, 2020. Presentations on scholarly topics from Middle Eastern and African studies, and related disciplines will be streamed throughout the week. Register today!

This year's Keynote speech will be delivered by acclaimed, veteran Turkish journalist Burak Bekdil. His presentation is titled: "Erdogan's Neo-Ottoman Irredentism: How Serious A Military Challenge?"

Panels will include: 

  • The Wages of Colonization in Africa
  • Modes of Governance: the “Big Man,” the Bible, and Democracy
  • Practice and Reform: Islam in the Middle East
  • Episodes in Israeli Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
  • Overcoming Barriers: Securing the Rights of Women in the Middle East
  • Police, Soldiers, Terrorists and Counter-Terrorists
  • From the Traditions: Sunni, Shia and Sufi
  • Peoples Fixed in the Persian Gaze

More Panels, presentations, roundtables, and a detailed schedule are forthcoming.

ASMEA has issued its Call for Posters. Undergraduate students in their junior or senior years are eligible to apply. Learn more here.


Virtual Conference Registration Rates:
Full Member: $65.00
Student Member: $35.00
Non-member: $150.00

*Conference fees are nonrefundable
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