THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA AND THE WORLD, 1907-2008
February 27, 2015, Stanford University, Encina Central, CISAC Conference Room (616 Serra Street)
Open only to Stanford faculty, students and researchers.
Convened by Professor Joel Beinin and Professor Robert Crews, this one-day conference will explore the global history of the Middle East and North Africa.The conference is chronologically delimited by two New York-centered financial panics that had substantial consequences for the Middle East and North Africa. While the region has long been engaged in global circuits of commerce, culture, and migration, this choice of chronological frame highlights the renewed salience of political economy in several academic disciplines.
8:45 am – 9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
9:00 am -10:30 am Political Economy
Chair: Robert Crews (Stanford University)
10:45 am – 12:15 pm Ideas and Institutions
Chair: Aishwary Kumar (Stanford University)
1:30 pm -3:00 pm Global Palestine
Chair: Hesham Sallam (Stanford University)
3:15 pm – 4:45 pm Circulation of Popular Culture
Chair: Alexander Key (Stanford University)
5:00 pm Concluding Remarks
Chair: Joel Beinin (Stanford University)
[Co-sponsored by the History Department, CDDRL Arab Reform and Democracy, The Mediterranean Studies Forum, Stanford Global Studies, and the Stanford Humanities Center]