Politics and Cultures in the Middle East Today

This is a three-part webinar: 

1. Regional Rivalries and Power Politics in the Middle East: Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey (March 18, 2020)

2. Minorities in the Middle East: Demographics, Diversity, and Human Rights (April 15, 2020)

3. Youth, Culture, and Politics Across the Middle East (May 13, 2020)


FOCAL SKILLS AND DISPOSITIONS: Developing empathy; Developing cross-cultural sensitivity; Critical thinking

DATES: Mar. 18, Apr. 15, May 13, 2020
TIME: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. EST
FEE: Free

The Middle East is a complex region inhabited by diverse populations grappling with political change and cultural dynamism. The region’s internal dimensions are often eclipsed by news coverage of upheaval, turmoil, and conflict -- narratives that leave out vital aspects of residents’ experience. Join us in this three part webinar series as we expand our understanding of the Middle East by exploring intra-regional political relations among neighboring states, youth cultures and artistic expression, and questions of human rights for ethnic and religious minorities. This series will feature leading scholars and offer relevant insights for teaching contemporary issues that illuminate the nuances of daily life, identity, and change in the Middle East.


Especially for educators of grades 6-12.




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