The Annual Middle East Studies Conference

Minority and Ethnic Politics in and from the Middle EastMinority and Ethnic Politics
in and from the Middle East
April 28, 2023

At Memorial Union, 800 Langdon St, Madison, WI
Free and Open to the Public

You are cordially invited to attend our conference featuring outstanding scholars from around the US
discussing the historical background, sociopolitical realities, and challenges facing
religious, ethnic, and other minorities in the MENA region.
More details, including speaker bios, panel descriptions and registration to come!



At Memorial Union, There’s plenty of tables on the beautiful terrace overlooking Lake Mendota.

Der Rathskeller, pub food

Strada, Italian

Carte, sandwiches

Sunset Lounge & Outdoor Restaurant

Daily Scoop in Memorial Union, ice cream made on campus!

Peet’s Coffee, coffee/tea/desserts

Pub fare

Colectivo (café with a variety of sandwiches) 583 State Street

Coopers Tavern 20 W Mifflin Street

Great Dane 123 E Doty Street

MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes 571 State Street

Old Fashioned 23 N Pickney Street. (Try the cheese curds!)

State Street Brats  603 State Street

Teddywedgers 101 State Street (carryout Cornish pasties)


Fugu 411 W Gilman Street

Himal Chuli Restaurant (Nepalese) 318 State Street

Ruyi Hand Pulled Noodle 334 State Street

Sol’s on the Square (Korean) 117 E Mifflin Street

Chen’s Dumpling House  505 State Street


International food carts on Library Mall on campus, including Korean, Mexican,
Ethiopian, and Thai.

Dubai Mediterranean Restaurant and Bar  419 State Street

Forage Kitchen (make your own salads) 665 State Street

Mediterranean Café (open at lunchtime) 625 State Street

Parthenon Gyros  316 State Street


Tutto Pasta  305 State Street

Ian’s Pizza on State 100 State Street

Cento 122 W Mifflin Street

Osteria Papavero 128 E Wilson Street

FURTHER AWAY (not walking distance)


Ha Long Bay (Vietnamese) 1353 Williamson Street

Lao Laan-Xaang (Laotian) 1146 Williamson Street

Sa Bai Thong (Thai) 2840 University Avenue



Bar Corallini 2004 Atwood Avene

Pizza Brutta 1805 Monroe Street


Maharani Indian Restaurant 380 W Washington Avenue

Petra Bakery & Restaurant (Middle Eastern) 6119 Odana Road

Swagat Indian Restaurant 707 North Highpoint Road

Pub Food

Alchemy Cafe 1980 Atwood Avenue

Green Owl Café (no indoor dining, vegetarian and vegan)  1970 Atwood Avenue

Everly (eclectic eatery) 2701 Monroe Street

Monty’s Blue Plate  2089 Atwood Avenue

The Weary Traveler 1201 Willilamson Street