2014-15 Conference

THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA, AND THE WORLD, 1907-2008
February 27, 2015, Stanford University, Venue TBA

Open only to Stanford affiliates

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, with an opening panel on political economy and subsequent panels devoted to institutions and ideas, global Palestine, and the circulation of popular cultures.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. Individual contributions to the conference may not necessarily adopt this approach.

Confirmed Participants:
Hisham Aidi (Columbia University)
Joel Beinin (Stanford University)
Robert Crews (Stanford University)
Yoav Di-Capua (University of Texas at Austin)
Omnia El Shakry (University of California, Davis)
Ilana Feldman (George Washington University)
Toby Jones (Rutgers University)
Laleh Khalili (University of London, SOAS)
Paul A. Silverstein (Reed College)
Brandon Wolfe-Honnicutt (California State University, Stanislaus)