Yemen in Tumult: War and Fragmentation


Center for English as a Second Language, Room 103
1100 E James E Rogers Way
85719 Tucson , AZ


Tue, 10/01/2019 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm


Photo of buildings in Yemen

Photo: Margaret Halaby, 1997

The current Yemeni civil war began in 2015. To fully understand the catastrophic consequences of the civil war on Yemen, the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies has asked 4 scholars to contribute to an evening panel to raise awareness about the ongoing civil war. Yemen is a country of 28 million people located at the southern tip of the Arabian Peninsula that has limited natural resources and is emerging from a 34-year dictatorship that fell during the Arab Uprisings in 2012. Professor Scott Lucas will discuss the religious landscapes in Yemen. Dr. J. E. Peterson will share background information regarding the complex nature on some of the tribal groups involved in the conflict. Professor Leila Hudson will discuss the Saudi led coalition’s war and the US involvement in it. Dr. Thomas Stevenson will describe the humanitarian aid efforts to assist one of the largest starving populations in the world today. Dr. Julie Ellison-Speight will serve as moderator and will share written questions from the audience with this panel of experts to gain insight into the conflict.

The panel will take place Tuesday, October 1st from 5:30-7:30PM in CESL 103. We hope you can join us.