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
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.
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.
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.