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2018 Yale Arab Conference - Amalna: Paving the Road Ahead

By: | posted on: Apr 20, 2018

Date(s) - 04/20/2018 - 04/21/2018
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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pin Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona Hall Auditorium – Room 114


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ale Arab Students Association

New Haven, CT

The 2018 Yale Arab Conference aims to promote a positive outlook on the future of the Arab world. We want to show our hope (Amalna) for a region that can thrive despite the violence and destruction so often associated with it. For more details on the conference and up-to-date information please visit our website:

The conference will consist of a keynote speaker, three panels and a number of exciting activities, to provide a holistic, multi-faceted discussion of the Arab World today including its social and educational realities, needs, and potential future trajectories. The ticket includes access to dinner on Friday & breakfast and lunch on Saturday as well as accommodation for both nights. If the cost of the ticket will pose financial hardship, please contact us at as we are keen to accommodate all of our participants’ needs.

The conference, organized by the Yale Arab Students Association, is sponsored by the Yale Council on Middle East Studies, the Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, the Yale College Council, the Poynter Fellowship in Journalism, the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars, the Office of the Vice President and Secretary for Student Life, and the President’s Office.

Schedule of the conference:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Salam Fayyad – Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority

Panel 1: ‘America’s Role in the Middle East’

  • Amb. Robert S. Ford (ret)
  • Amb. Ryan Crocker
  • Nancy Youssef
  • Moderator: Professor Emma Sky

Panel 2: Women’s Rights – Beyond the Stereotyped Arab Woman’

  • Rima Maktabi
  • Mona El-Naggar
  • Maya Alkateb-Chami
  • Moderator: Professor Eda Pepi

Panel 3: Arab Refugees and Immigrants – Paths for Engagement’

  • Professor Rana Dajani
  • Chris George
  • Lorna Solis
  • Mohamed Hafez
  • Ahmed Badr
  • Moderator: Professor Catherine Panter-Brick

In addition to the panels, we have numerous planned activities including:

  • Arab Student Associations Leadership Forum
  • Multicultural Festival on Saturday afternoon
  • Lunch with Speakers Series
  • Yale Arab Alumni Reunion – Drinks Reception
  • 2 Afikra Talks
  • Contemporary Arab Film Screening
  • Breakfast with an Entrepreneur
  • Art Exhibition

We are counting on your active support to make “Amalna: Paving the Road Ahead” a great success. If you have any questions about the conference, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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