CMES sponsors a wide range of conferences and symposia focused on the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Working in close collaboration with other campus units and departments, CMES continues its legacy as a leader in creating interdisciplinary forums where students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty can present new resaerch and scholarship. Below is the list of programs for the 2018-19 academic year.
October 18-19, 2018 - Industry & Industrialism in the Late Antique and Early Islamic Near East
October 26-27, 2018 - Shi'i Studies Conference
March 8-9, 2019 - Persian and Iranian Studies in Honor of Heshmat Moayyad
April 6, 2019 - Common Challenges in K-12 and Post-Secondary Arabic Language Education
May 2019 - 34th Annual Middle East History and Theory Conference