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K-12 Spring Webinar Series, Contemporary Middle East in Context: “Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis and War in Context” with Dr. Dana Moss (University of Notre Dame) (virtual)
March 15, 2022 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Between February and April 2022, K-14 educators in the U.S. and around the world are invited to a three-part webinar series exploring certain current issues in the Middle East with a focus on historical context. Each 90-minute session will feature a different issue that demonstrates how understanding the past is essential for comprehending today’s Middle East. Content experts will introduce important contemporary issues before delving back into the past to explore how we arrived at our present moment. Attending teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the region’s history and current events, as well as ideas about incorporating this information into classrooms.
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This session will present an overview on Yemen’s rich culture, its ongoing war, and why it is home to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, according to the United Nations.
Dana Moss is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame. She has been awarded multiple grants to conduct fieldwork in the Arab world, including the National Science Foundation’s Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant and the American Institute for Yemeni Studies’ Predoctoral Fellowship. Her first book, The Arab Spring Abroad, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2021. In 2009, Dana attended the Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies in Yemen’s capital for intensive summer Arabic study, and o co-founded The Yemen Peace Project, a non-profit organization in operation from 2010 until 2019, dedicated to educating Americans about Yemeni politics and the arts.
“Contemporary Middle East in Context” is a collaboration between the two National Resource Centers (NRCs) of the Consortium for Middle East Studies at Duke University-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and of the Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. It has been funded by Title VI grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to these NRCs.