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Beyond the Headlines: Overlooked Trends in the Middle East
Crown Center for Middle East Studies Annual Kickoff Event

In this roundtable conversation, Crown Center fellows and faculty will discuss important developments and trends occurring in the Middle East that often slip through the cracks of mainstream media in the United States. Topics include Western-based social media influencers visiting the region; transnational literature in the Gulf; how large investment projects are bringing countries together; and the possible formation of an Arab NATO to balance Iran's network of influence.

Mohammad Ataie, junior research fellow
Nader Habibi, Henry J. Leir Professor of the Economics of the Middle East
Raihan Ismail, Goldman Faculty Leave Fellow
Mona Kareem, junior research fellow

Moderator: David Siddhartha Patel, senior fellow
Opening remarks: Gary Samore, Crown Family Director

Location: Rapaporte Treasure Hall, Goldfarb Library, Brandeis University

Free and open to the public.
Middle Eastern fare will be served.
This event will be in person and livestreamed.
Registration is required for virtual attendance.

Sep 7, 2022 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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