Legacies of the Middle Eastern and Muslim Experience of the 20th Century

UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies will be hosting six public lectures on the significance of twentieth-century Middle Eastern and Muslim experience in the formation of the contemporary world order.  Six leading scholars of the modern global history will share their research findings on transformative moments and processes of the previous century in the Middle East and Muslim Societies across Asia to make sense of their impact on our contemporary times.

2022-2023 Academic Year 

Water and Energy in Arab-Israeli Relations with Dr. David Katz

North Carolina Hillel 210 West Cameron Avenue, Chapel Hill, NC

Lecture “Water and Energy in Arab-Israeli Relations with Dr. David Katz” Monday, February 6 | 6:00-7:30 PM  UNC Hillel, 210 West Cameron Ave Basic natural resources such as water and [...]

Human Rights Guerrillas: Iran between Global 1968 and Global 1979

FedEx Global Education Center 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Professor Arash-Davari CMEIS Lecture Series: "Human Rights Guerrillas: Iran between Global 1968 and Global 1979" Monday February 20 | 5:30-7:00 PM Nelson Mandela Auditorium UNC-Chapel Hill Dr Arash [...]

Lecture: “The Moral Dilemmas of Being Rich, Powerful, and Uzbek Today” Thursday, March 9 | 5:30-6:30pm UNC-Chapel Hill Morgan Liu is the Chair of the Department of Near Eastern & [...]

Losing Istanbul: Arab-Ottoman Imperialists and the End of Empire

FedEx Global Education Center 301 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, NC

Presented by Dr. Mostafa Minaw, Professor of History at Cornell University. Losing Istanbul offers an intimate history of empire, following the rise and fall of a generation of Arab-Ottoman imperialists living [...]