The Arab Crossroads Program organizes talks, conferences, and a brown bag lunch series every year, as well as offering students the opportunity to go on regional trips in association with the ACS classes they take.

Lunchtime Lecture Series

In addition to public lectures, the ACS program hosts a luncheon lunch lecture series, where regional scholars can talk about their work in an informal setting.

A6 room 1159
(RSVP to ensure enough food is available)


February 6, 2018

Nadia Benchallal and Nathalie Peutz
Markazi, A Reflection

February 20, 2018

Aisha Bilkhair
Women as Equity: The Mechanism of Women's Empowerment in the UAE

March 6, 2018

Leigh Graham
Running Dialogue: Abu Dhabi to NYU- Women's Bodies Crossing Borders on the Web

March 8, 2018

Matt Hopper
Liberated Africans in the Indian Ocean World

March 28, 2018

Dwight Renolds
Putting the Punch in the Punchline: Translating Anecdotal Biographies from al-Isfahani's Kitab al-aghani - Great Book of Songs: Wine, Women and Song in the early Centuries of Islam

April 4, 2018

Humphrey Davies
al-Jawbari's Book of Tricksters: A LAL Work in Progress

April 10, 2018

Keren Weitzberg
Political Work Beyond the Archives: Poetry and the Making of Nationalism on the Kenya/Somali Borderlands

April 17, 2018

Mai Al-Nakib
Finding Common Cause: A Planetary Ethics of "What Could Happen If" in Mohsin Hamid's Exit West

April 25, 2018

Rick Hills
Federalism as Solution and Problem for Averting War: The Case of Yemen

May 3, 2018

John Burt
The Coral Masonry of Historic Jazirat al-Hamra, UAE