Upcoming Events

Due to COVID-19, all scheduled events have been postponed until further notice.

We hope to welcome you back to MEMEAC in Fall 2020 with an exciting program of events.

MEMEAC (Middle East and Middle Eastern American Center): Readings in Syrian Prison Literature with Professors Shareah Taleghani, Sinan Antoon, and Beth Baron

02-25-2021 at 6:00 PM (EST): Readings in Syrian Prison Literature MEMEAC is excited to host a book conversation with Professor Shareah Taleghani (Queens) Thursday February 25th at 6 PM. Registration via Zoom required. Please click here to register for the event via Zoom. Professor Shareah Taleghani will discuss her monograph Readings in Syrian Prison …

After After Jews and Arabs: Ammiel Alcalay in conversation with Gil Anidjar

02-22-2021 at Noon (ET): After Jews and Arabs: Ammiel Alcalay in conversation with Gil Anidjar Register Here Ammiel Alcalay’s groundbreaking work, After Jews and Arabs, published in 1993, redrew the geographic, political, cultural, and emotional map of relations between Jews and Arabs in the Levantine/Mediterranean world over a thousand-year period. Based on over …

12-02-2020: The Converso’s Return: Conversion and Sephardi History in Contemporary Literature and Culture

12-02-2020 at 12:30 PM (EST): The Converso’s Return: Conversion and Sephardi History in Contemporary Literature and Culture with Professor Dalia Kandiyoti MEMEAC is excited to present in conjunction with the Jewish-Muslim Research Network a book conversation on Professor Dalia Kandiyoti’s newest monograph from Stanford University Press. Five centuries after the forced conversion of …

11-18-2020: “Out of Mesopotamia” – A Book Conversation with Salar Abdoh

MEMEAC is excited to host a book conversation with novelist and professor Salar Abdoh on Zoom November 18th, 2020 at 6 PM. Registration via Zoom required. Salar Abdoh (CCNY) will discuss his newest novel Out of Mesopotamia (2020) with Professor Mikhal Dekel (CCNY) and PhD Candidate Khaled al-Hilli (GC-CUNY). The conversation …