In This Edition
• Message from President Mark T. Clark, Ph.D.
• DON'T FORGET: Fourth Annual ASMEA Conference
• Upcoming Issue: Journal of the Middle East and Africa
• Book Notes
• ASMEA Members in the Media
• ASMEA Job Bank
From the Desk of the President
With historic events shaking up the Middle East and North Africa, ASMEA remains uniquely positioned to provide a scholarly perspective on issues critical to understanding the regions. At our upcoming Annual Conference on November 3-5, we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to welcome H.E. Ali Suleiman Aujali, Ambassador of Libya, to speak to our members. In light of the just concluded Libyan revolution, I have no doubt that the Ambassador’s remarks will provide compelling insights.
We are equally pleased to host H.E. Barham Salih, Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region, as our keynote speaker during the banquet luncheon. The situation in that region is one of pressing concern and we look forward to hearing from the Prime Minister on both his challenges and successes.
In addition to the nearly 70 scholars presenting their latest academic research on a broad array of topics on Middle Eastern and African studies at the Conference, we will be presenting unique and timely Roundtable discussions. Visiting scholars from Turkey will headline the discussion on Turkey under the AKP: Can Liberalism and Islamism Co-Exist? and researchers from the National Defense University will discuss their work on The Saddam Tapes, 1978-2001: The Inner Workings of a Tyrant's Regime.
If you have not already done so, I urge you to register for the Conference. Space is limited and this is one event that you will not want to miss.
Your active participation in ASMEA continues to be vitally important. We remain honored to serve you and to count you among our ranks.
Mark T. Clark, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Director, National Security Studies Program, California State University, San Bernardino
REGISTER NOW: 4th Annual ASMEA Conference
Out of the Past, Into the Future: Reflections on the Middle East and Africa
Washington, D.C. * November 3-5, 2011