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Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 4, 2014 | 4:30 pm

Model Arab League Call-Out Meeting


When: Thursday, December 4 | 4:30 pm


Where: CSME

1105 E Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401


The Center for the Study of the Middle East will be holding a call-out meeting for all students interested in participating in this years Model Arab League to take place at Miami University in Oxford Ohio from February 19-21, 2015. All students are encouraged to come find out about how to get involved in this year’s Model Arab League. To learn more about Model Arab League, visit




Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | TBA

Indiana University Welcomes Palestinian Ambassador to the UN


H.E. Dr. Riyad H. Mansour, Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations


When: Tuesday, January 20 | TBA


Where: TBA


What: Dr. Riyad H. Mansour was born to a refugee family that lived in the city of Ramallah in the Occupied West Bank. In 1967, Ambassador Mansour started his college education in the United States.  Since his youth, he has always been involved in Palestinian politics and began his career in the Palestinian diplomatic service in 1983 at the Permanent Observer Mission of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the United Nations (UN).  He was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Observer of Palestine to the UN in 2005 and since 29 November 2012 he has been Ambassador and Permanent Observer to the State of Palestine to the UN.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch and a Lecture


"Turkish Media"

Basak Bingol Yuce, IUB


When: Wednesday, January 21 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

*Lunch Provided


Where: CSME

1105 E Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401


What: TBA


Wednesday, February 11, 2015 | 11:45 - 12:25 pm

Lunch and a Lecture


"Tensions in Iran's Ethnic Minorities"

Professor Jamsheed Choksy, Department of Central Eurasian Studies, IUB


When: Wednesday, February 11 | 11:45 - 12:25 pm

*Lunch Provided


Where: CSME

1105 E Atwater, Bloomington, IN 47401


What: Prof. Choksy speaks on ethnic minorities-related tensions in the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Dr. Choksy is a professor at Indiana University and Chair of the Department of Central Eurasian Studies.