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Welcome to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) webpage at the University of Oklahoma. MENA covers peoples, cultures, and lands that relate to the Middle East, the Sahel and West Africa, East Africa, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and their diasporas.
The University of Oklahoma offers:
5 research centers with MENA programming and projects:
In April 2023, the Center for Middle East Studies hosted Stacey Philbrick Yadav, Associate Professor of International Relations at Hobart and William Smith Colleges and author of Yemen in the Shadow of Transition: Pursuing Justice Amid War. Here, you can watch her conversation with Waleed Mahdi, Associate Professor in the OU Department of International & Area Studies.
April 3, 2023: The Center for the Study of Nationalism and the Schusterman Center for Judaic and Israel Studies presented "Kriesky, Israel and Jewish Identity," a talk with Daniel Aschheim, Deputy Consul General of Israel to the Midwest. Moderator was Dr. Carsten Schapkow, L.R. Brammer, Jr. Presidential Associate Professor in History and Director of the Center for the Study of Nationalism.
February 8. 2023: The OU Center for Peace and Development and Security in Context presented a talk with Yeşim Arat, Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Bogazici University, Istanbul.
November 9, 2022: The Center for Middle East Studies, the Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies and the Institute for US-China Issues, co-sponsored a talk with Ambassador Chas Freeman, Visiting Scholar, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University.