Highlights from the Past 2014-15 Academic Year

A center of the scholarly community for NYU Abu Dhabi, the UAE, and the Gulf, the NYUAD Institute hosts academic conferences, workshops, lectures, film series, performances, and other public programs directed to both local audiences and the worldwide academic and research communities.

Upcoming events are in the works, so stay tuned. Information will be posted as it becomes available. In the meantime, browse past events to get an idea of what's in store.

Andy Warhol in Tehran

Andy Warhol in Tehran

This lecture considers Warhol's Iranian portraits in multiple contexts: the OPEC oil crisis; Warhol's celebrity portraits of the '70s; and today's global art market. Watch the video.

Hadieh Shafie: Surfaced, Drawings

Hadieh Shafie: Surfaced, Drawings

Exhibition Dates: April 6 - June 26, 2015
Location: 19 Washington Square North, New York

In this new series of drawings Shafie explores the two-dimensional medium of paper and uses various techniques to activate the surface.

Waterpipe Tobacco

Waterpipe Tobacco: Social Glue or Health Scourge?

People perceive smoking waterpipe (hookah, shisha) as safer than cigarette smoking and see it more as a "social glue." Is this in fact a safe way to hang out with friends or a looming public health threat?

NATO-UN Cooperation

The Power of Dependence

Since the end of the Cold War, crises from the Balkans to Central Asia and Africa have forced international organizations to adapt, expand, and cooperate to end civil wars, manage humanitarian challenges, and contain terrorist threats. The Power of Dependence explores the complex relationship between NATO and the United Nations.