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Center for the Study of the Middle East Panel
Welcome CSME
Upcoming Events


Tuesday, September 16, 7:30pm

Arab Student Association Call-Out Meeting




Monday, September 22, 5-6:30pm

Back Again: U.S. & Iraq

Panel Discussion on ISIL

Location: Maurer School of Law, Rm 124



September, TBA

Lunch and a Lecture

Location: CSME, 1105 E Atwater


Monday, October 20

Talk on Guantanamo Bay with Washington University Law School's Leila Nadya Sadat

Co-Sponsored with CAGS


November, TBA

Talk by author and gender studies professor Nadje Al-Ali about her prize-winning book We the Iraqis


Thursday, February 26

Forum discussion with University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Prof. Haider Ala Hamoudi

Co-Sponsored with CCD


February, TBA

Lunch and a Lecture

Topic: Prof. Choksy speaks on ethnic minorities-related tensions in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Location: CSME, 1105 E Atwater



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Spotlight Videos


Can the Islamic State group be destroyed?

PBS, Sept. 8, 2014


President Obama announced a multi-step campaign to work with regional partners to destroy the Islamic State. How realistic is that goal? Judy Woodruff discusses the details and feasibility with Feisal Istrabadi of Indiana University, Frederic Wehrey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Hussein Ibish of the American Task Force on Palestine.

Visiting Scholars


CSME would like to welcome two new visiting scholars to Indiana University and our Center!


Kishimzhan Eshenkulova is originally from Kyrgyzstan. She received her PhD from the University of Istanbul in 2008, where her thesis explored the "Introduction of Modern Science into Turkistan (1800-1917)."


Kishimzhan's current research project is “The history of science in Islamic civilizations, Islamic philosophy and general epistemology as understood through the role of Islamic education and institutions in contemporary Kyrgyzstan.”


Nermin Yazıcı is an Associate Professor of Contemporary Turkish Literature at Hacettepe

University, Ankara. She received her PhD from Ankara University in Turkish Language and Literature.


Yazıcı’s current research focus is onTurkish teaching methodology.


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