MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES PROGRAM FALL FILM SERIES – FILM THREE
November 5, 2018 – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Middle Eastern Studies Program Fall Film Series rounds off with the screening of “A Separation” at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, in the Student Services Center Room 104. Continue reading
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES PROGRAM FALL FILM SERIES – FILM TWO
October 15, 2018 – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Middle Eastern Studies Program Fall Film Series continues with the screening of “The Traveller” at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Student Services Center Room 104. Continue reading
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES PROGRAM FALL FILM SERIES – FILM ONE
September 19, 2018 – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Middle Eastern Studies Program Fall Film Series kicks off with the screening of “The Beauty & The Dogs” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, in the Student Services Center Room 104. Continue reading
MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES PROGRAM SEEKING GRANT APPLICATIONS
January 30, 2018 – University of Arkansas at Little Rock faculty, staff, and students are invited to apply for grants to support campus activities, teaching, and research in Middle Eastern studies. Continue reading
UA LITTLE ROCK TO HOST SCREENING ON SYRIAN CIVIL WAR, Q&A WITH SYRIAN ACTIVIST MOUAZ MOUSTAFA
August 22, 2017 –In coordination with Arkansas Peace Week, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Middle Eastern Studies Program will host a screening of the film, “Red Lines,” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, in the Student Services Center Room 104. Continue reading
COMMUNITY INVITED TO APRIL 26 LECTURE ON ISLAMIC FAITH
April 5, 2017 – Dr. Mahmoud Al-Denaway Hassanein, Iman of the Little Rock Islamic Center, will give a public lecture explaining the core ideas of the Islamic faith for those who are unfamiliar with Islam. Continue reading
UALR TO HOST MODEL ARAB LEAGUE
September 20, 2016 – The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s Middle Eastern studies program and English Department’s Visiting Writer Series, have joined forces to host an evening with Moustafa Bayoumi, author of “This Muslim American Life: Dispatches from the War on Terror.” Continue reading
UALR TO HOST MODEL ARAB LEAGUE
March 1, 2016 – More than 150 Arkansas high school students are expected to participate in the Model Arab League at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Friday and Saturday, March 4-5.Continue reading
INTERNATIONAL SCHOLAR TO SPEAK ON ARAB SPRING APRIL 7
April 1, 2016 – The UALR Middle Eastern Studies program is hosting a presentation by renowned scholar of non-violence Dr. Erica Chenoweth. Continue reading ..
Middle Eastern Studies Faculty Member Has New Book Published
March 27, 2014 – Dr. Clea Hupp, Assistant Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies faculty member, recently had her latest book published by I.B. Tauris. It is entitled “The United States and Jordan: Middle East Diplomacy during the Cold War,” it puts a focus on US policy in Jordan from the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 to 1970 and the run-up to ‘Black September.’ Dr. Hupp’s book is available for purchase on Amazon. For more information, click continue reading.
Model Arab League club travels to D.C.
March 27, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Nineteen UALR students participated in this year’s annual National University Model Arab League Conference held at Georgetown University. Students represented the country of Iraq during simulations of various committees of a simulation of the League of Arab States.
Before the start of the conference, students were received by the Iraqi Embassy and were able to meet with the Iraqi ambassador to the United States to discuss current events.
The conference, which was hosted by the National Council on US-Arab Relations, also featured some distinguished speakers, including Prince Abdul Aziz bin Talal of Saudi Arabia
This was the fourth year that UALR students participated in this conference. The International Simulations Association regularly competes in Model United Nations and Model Arab League conferences throughout the school year, as well as hosting a conference at UALR for local high and regional high schools.
For more information, please contact the faculty advisor, Dr. Rebecca Glazier at email@example.com or at 501-569-3331.
Middle Eastern Studies professor represents program in Saudi Arabia
January 6, 2013 – Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Dr. Clea Hupp, Assistant Professor of History and Middle Eastern Studies faculty member, attended the first academic conference of Saudi Scientific Chairs and Centers. Other attendees were from the Middle East and Islamic Studies programs at the University of Southern California, Harvard, Cambridge, University of Bologna, University of London, Moscow University and King Saud University. While there, Dr. Hupp was greeted by the Minister of Higher Education and received an audience with Prince Salman bin Abdullaziz, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. As a part of the conference, Dr. Bunch delivered a presentation on the work of our Middle East Studies program. As only one of two foreign women in attendance, she had the unique opportunity to meet with women faculty at King Saud University and within the Ministry of Higher Education. The primary focus of the conference was improving communication between our countries and engaging in faculty and student exchanges.
Photos courtesy of Clea Bunch