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Beyond the headlines: overlooked trends in the Middle East

Annual launch event

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

In this panel discussion, Crown Center scholars 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 bring countries together; and the possible formation of an Arab NATO to balance Iran’s web of influence.

Speakers:
Mohammed Ataie is a junior researcher at the Crown Center.
Nader Habibi holds the Henry J. Leir Professorship in Middle Eastern Economics at the Crown Center.
Raihan Ismail is the Goldman Faculty Leave Fellow at the Crown Center.
Mona Kareem is a junior researcher at the Crown Center.

Moderator:
David Siddharta Patel is a senior researcher at the Crown Center.

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

This event will be in person and livestreamed.

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

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