Discussion Group on South West Asia and North Africa to Meet Virtually for Spring

Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to participate in Majlis, a biweekly informal discussion group on South West Asia and North Africa (SWANA). Discussion is open to anyone interested, regardless of level of knowledge.

The group will meet virtually via Microsoft Teams every other Tuesday beginning Jan. 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the Spring 2021 semester.

Log into the Teams meeting online.

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 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.

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 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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