Undergraduate student conference 2014The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center proudly hosts an annual conference on the Middle East for undergraduate students. The conference offers a unique opportunity for students with an interest in the Middle East to meet and learn more about the region from their peers. Much of the program is devoted to student presentations. Attendees are invited to lead a session or to listen and participate in discussion.

Conference Date: Friday, May 23, 2014

Keynote Address: The Arab Spring and Syria: Why Has it Gone So Wrong?
Joshua Landis, Associate Professor in the School of International and Area Studies & Director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies at University of Oklahoma 

Conference Location (map):

Portland State University
Smith Memorial Student Union, room 238
1825 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon 97201

Call for Proposals:

The Middle East Studies Center invites proposals for conference sessions from undergraduate students. Presentations could include the following:

  • Student research projects
  • Topics not usually covered in standard Middle East area studies or language courses
  • Class projects
  • Field studies
  • Exhibitions or performances
  • Panel discussions

Students are encouraged to work closely with faculty to shape their presentations and proposals. Students with an interest in presenting at the conference should submit a session proposal form by Friday, April 25, 2014.


Registration is open to all undergraduate students.