The George Washington Universityís Institute for Middle East is excited
to host its first annual, PhD student organized, Graduate Student Symposium entitled Development, Humanitarianism,and Security in the Middle East: Legacies and Futures. This one-day multidisciplinary symposium invites submissions that consider how the regionís
long history with such interventions affects the contemporary Middle East and shapes aspirations for future changes.
We are excited to announce that the symposium will feature a keynote lecture by Dr. Sara
Pursley, Assistant Professor of Middle East and Islamic Studies at New York University's
Department of History. Dr. Pursley is the author of Familiar Futures: Time, Selfhood, and
Sovereignty in Iraq.
To apply, please submit a 250-300 word abstract that describes the main arguments of your
presentation, your methodology, and the connection to the theme by Friday, June 28, 2019
through this Google form: https://forms.gle/Az3aY7VHmsxqvBE38
A limited number of $200
travel grants are available to assist presenters with travel costs.