Middle Eastern Cultures: Issues of Interaction and Respect - A Workshop for College Educators, Aug. 26-27, 2016

The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Dates/times: Friday, August 26, 1:00 pm – Saturday, August 27, 5:00 pm  

Cost: $40 Includes all programs + meals (Friday night dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch). 
 
You earn: 11 professional development credits

RSVP adeli@email.arizona.edu

Schedule and Contact Information

Friday, August 26:
 
1:00 - 1:30 pm: Participants sign in. Lodge on the Desert, Catalina Room.
 
1:30 - 2:30 pm: Introductions and discussion of teaching challenges/program goals. Lodge on the Desert, Catalina Room.
 
2:30 - 3:30 pm: "Middle East Myths and Realities." Dr. Lisa Adeli, Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Lodge on the Desert, Catalina Room.
 
3:30 - 3:45 pm: "Specific Challenges in Teaching Middle Eastern Studies." Adeli. Lodge on the Desert, Catalina Room.
 
4:30 - 5:30 pm: Keynote Address: "Insha'allah and Alhamdulilah: Concepts of Time and Responsibility in Middle Eastern Culture." Dr. Maha Nassar, Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Integrated Learning Center 150.  Click here to watch a recording of the talk.
Note: The keynote address is free and open to the public; other activities (sessions, meals) are only for educators who are registered for the workshop.
 
6:15 - 8:30 pm: Welcoming dinner, networking. Chef Alisah's Bosnian Restaurant.
 
 
Saturday, January 27:
 
8:30 - 9:00 am: Breakfast. Marshall 490.
 
9:00 - 9:50 am: "Dream Deferred: College Aspirations of Iraqi Refugees." Dr. Jill Koyama, College of Education. Marshall 490.   Click here to watch a recording of the talk.
 
10:00 - 11:30 am: Panel of Middle Eastern Students: Opportunity for Discussion. Marshall 490.
 
11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Lunch. Marshall 490.
 
12:30 - 1:45 pm: Documentary "Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims Really Think" and preliminary discussion. Marshall 490.
 
2:00 - 3:20 pm: Discussion of issues and teaching implications. Facilitated by Dr. Maha Nassar, Middle Eastern and North African Studies. Marshall 490.
 
3:30 - 5:00 pm: Group work on teaching implications. Marshall 490.

See PowerPoint here

***This workshop is co-sponsored by: the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Department of English, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs Advancement, School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies, UA Diversity & Inclusion, and Center for English as a Second Language.