"Teaching the Middle East" Conference

TME Conference - PanelSponsored by the Ali Vural Ak Center, Middle East Studies Program and Arab Studies Institute, the conference on "Teaching the Middle East After the Tunisian and Egyptian Revolutions: Beyond Orientalism, Islamophobia, and Neoliberalism" convened more than 30 scholars in a conversation about the impact of the revolutions in the Middle East on teaching and scholarship about the region. Building on the important theoretical questioning of dominant conceptual tools that had informed understanding of the Middle East in the past decade, scholars from a range of disciplines whose work has been central to this endeavor sought to reassess existing paradigms in light of the historic events and emerging realities produced by the "Arab Spring".

For full summaries and details about the conference, held at Mason on May 13-14, 2011, visit Jadaliyya.