Crown Center for Middle East Studies

The Middle East Today: The Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

Annual Kick Off Event

September 4, 2019


  • Maryam Alemzadeh, Harold Grinspoon Junior Research Fellow

  • Gökçe Günel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Rice University, Sabbatical Fellow

  • Pascal Menoret, Renée and Lester Crown Professor of Modern Middle East Studies

  • Amy Singer, Sylvia K. Hassenfeld Professor of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Faculty Affiliate


  • Naghmeh Sohrabi, Director for Research, Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History

  • David Siddhartha Patel, Associate Director for Research

Opening remarks

  • Gary Samore, Crown Family Director, Professor of the Practice of Politics