Beyond the Headlines: Overlooked Trends in the Middle East

Annual Kickoff Event

Wednesday, September 7, 2022
4:00-6:00pm EST
Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University
Registration is required for virtual attendance.

In this roundtable conversation, Crown Center fellows and faculty will discuss important developments and trends occurring in the Middle East that often slip through the cracks of mainstream media in the United States. Topics include Western-based social media influencers visiting the region; transnational literature in the Gulf; how large investment projects are bringing countries together; and the possible formation of an Arab NATO to balance Iran's network of influence.

Panelists:
Mohammad Ataie is a junior research fellow at the Crown Center.
Nader Habibi is the Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East at the Crown Center.
Raihan Ismail is the Goldman Faculty Leave Fellow at the Crown Center.
Mona Kareem is a junior research fellow at the Crown Center.

Moderator:
David Siddhartha Patel is a senior fellow at the Crown Center.

Opening remarks:
Gary Samore is the Crown Family Director at the Crown Center.

This event will be in person and livestreamed.

Free and open to the public | Middle Eastern fare will be served