Undergraduate Research Conference in Middle East Studies Calls for Papers

The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies invites students to take part in a regional Undergraduate Research Conference in Middle East Studies from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Arkansas Union, rooms 508-510. Individual sessions will last 60 minutes and lunch will be provided for participants.

The conference will provide undergraduate students performing research on topics related to the Middle East and North Africa with a forum in which to present their work and collaborate with peers, and aims to advance undergraduate scholarship at the University of Arkansas, as well as encourage interest in the geopolitical region.

The conference will welcome topics in all disciplines relating to the Middle East and North Africa covering aspects of culture, history, politics, religion, geography, etc. Presentations will be limited in length to approximately 15 minutes, followed by a 5 minute question and answer session. Participants must submit a paper abstract of 200-300 words by Friday, Nov. 13, for review.

Participation is free and attendance is open to the public. To submit abstracts or for more information, please contact Nani Verzon at hverzon@uark.edu, 479-575-2175.

For updates and changes to the schedule, join the event on Facebook.

About the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies:

The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies is an academic and research unit in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. An interdisciplinary and interdepartmental area studies center that offers diverse cultural, intellectual, and educational opportunities for the University of Arkansas community, the Center promotes research and teaching in interdisciplinary Middle East studies. The Center offers an undergraduate major in Middle East Studies through the Middle East Studies (MEST) Program and supports graduate studies in related departments with graduate assistantships, as well as summer language study, field research grants, and teaching and research by visiting scholars from affiliated universities and programs.  More information about the King Fahd Center can be found at mest.uark.edu. For ongoing news, follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter.


Nani Verzon, HEI Program coordinator
Middle East Studies Program
(479) 575-2175, hverzon@uark.edu


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