K-12 Outreach Events

2023 Events

7/24/23  The Good Life: Global Perspectives on Wellbeing and Happiness (online workshop with WIRC)

3/1/23  Languages of the World Day

3/10/23  WI Council for the Social Studies Conference 2023 (WCSS) 

4/1/23  Overture Center for the Arts International Festival 2023



2022 Events

1/15/2022  Spring 2022 Workshop: (Virtual) Empowering Educators to Teach on Genocide

3-12 to 3-13/22  WCSS conference

4/8/2022 World Cinema Day 2022: Mission Ulja Funk



Ibrahim Jabbar-Beik (1923–2002) — Chehelstotoun restaurant, Abbasi Hotel, Isfahan, Iran

2021 Events

9/13/2021  Comedian and Professor Amer Zahr (University of Detroit): Arab Americans: We’re Not White

10/22/2021   Tristan Vigliano (University Aix-Marselle): How to Study Humanism and the Representations of Islam? A Dispatch from the Fronts of Today’s French ‘Culture Wars

11/8/2021 Arab Fairy Tale Feasts: A Delicious Way to Explore Arab Culture, with author Karim Alrawi


Musician playing the Oud

2020 Events

2/26/2020    Dr. Charles Cohen Lecture:  “The Abrahamic Traditions: A Story of Braided Histories”


10/19/2020   IRIS INTERNATIONAL BOOK GROUP: The 2011 Arab Spring, w/Nevine El Nossery


2019 Events

2/22/2019   Humanities Friday Lunches: Jennifer Pruitt – “Construction, Destruction, and Concealment under Cairo’s ‘Mad Caliph’”

3/13/2019    Africa at Noon: Maria Vendetti – “Torture Testimonials of the Algerian War of Independence: Framing the Unseeable”

3/13/2019   Pontecorvo at 100: Reflections on the Battle of Algiers in Maghrebi Studies

4/22/2019   71 Years Without a Country – Nakba Tour 2019

4/12/2019    MESA Webinar: Academic Freedom in Middle East Studies

10/6/2019   Asifa Quraishi-Landes: “Sharia and the American Muslim Voter”

11/18/2019    An Evening With Mariela Shaker: Music for Peace, Advocacy, & Social Change

11/4/2019   An Evening With Daniel Shapiro: Former US Ambassador to Israel


2018 Events

2/9/2018     Cultures in Conflict: Navigating Cultural Difference in International Human Rights Reporting

4/12/2018    Soffa Keynote Lecture by Najma Ahmed Abdi, part of the 2018 4W Summit on Women, Gender and Well-Being

4/11/2018     Africa at Noon: “Portrait of Rural Egyptian Women: Peaceful Voices from Siwa Oasis, Upper Egypt and Nubia”

9/15/2018    Madison World Music Festival

10/7/2018    Demystifying Muslims and Islam

11/29/2018     How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America