Middle East Studies Discussion Group Meetings Begin Feb. 12

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in Majlis, a weekly informal discussion group on the Middle East. Discussion is open to anyone interested in the Middle East and North Africa.

The group will meet from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays during the Spring 2020 semester beginning Feb. 12 in the Middle East Studies office, Old Main 202.

Majlis, the Arabic word for gathering, is led and organized by Samer Mayyas, a doctoral student in the Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies Program. These meetings will offer a unique opportunity for interested people of all backgrounds and knowledge levels to discuss topics related to the region and beyond in an informal, outside-the-classroom setting.

No specific knowledge is required to participate, and all are welcome.

Learn more about the event on its Facebook page.

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, dedicated to the study of the modern Middle East and the geo-cultural area in which Islamic civilization prospered and continues to shape world history. More information about the King Fahd Center can be found at mest.uark.edu. For ongoing news, follow the Center on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts

Nani Verzon, project/program specialist
Middle East Studies Program
479-575-2175, hverzon@uark.edu

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