Mustafa Bayoumi is an award-winning author that will speak to UALR students Sept. 22.

UALR to host award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi

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 award-winning author Moustafa Bayoumi”

Past participants of the 2015 Model Arab League at UALR

UALR to host Model Arab League

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.

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International scholar to speak on Arab Spring April 7

The UALR Middle Eastern Studies program is hosting a presentation by renowned scholar of non-violence Dr. Erica Chenoweth.

cropped-erica1c2Chenoweth’s talk, “Civil Resistance in the Arab Spring and Beyond,” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall at the UALR Fine Arts Building.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm at or 501-569-3331.

About Chenoweth
Chenoweth is an associate professor at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. “Foreign Policy” magazine ranked her among the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2013.

She also won the 2014 Karl Deutsch Award, given annually by the International Studies Association to the scholar under 40 who has made the most significant impact on the field of international politics or peace research.

Her latest book, “Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict,” was co-authored with Maria J. Stephan and has won several awards since being published in 2012.

She has presented her work all over the world at various academic conferences, government workshops, and international governmental organizations. Her research has been featured in the “New York Times,” “The Economist,” “Foreign Affairs,” and TED Talks.