Middle East Webinar Series

The Middle East is a geographical region that has great importance in history. The region hosts many ethnic and religious nationalities with its unique geographical features and huge energy resources.  Features of the Middle East are important for regional as well as for extra-regional powers that have historically sought to achieve control over them. Thus, it has generally been a conflict-prone area. Most people know very little about the Middle East and the people that live there. This lack of knowledge hurts our ability to understand and engage in discussions about current events. Therefore, getting to know the Middle East closely will give us a different approach and improve our ability to analyze many important events.

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ORSAM) will arrange a Middle East Webinar Series for all levels of students as well as for ones who have newly become interested in the field. The program will be for ten weeks, and each week different topics about the region will be discussed. This program aims to raise awareness about the region by providing detailed information about security, economy, and energy politics in the Middle East and North Africa. ORSAM kindly invites you to submit your application for the Middle East Webinar Series.

"ORSAM Middle East Webinar Series" program courses will be given by ORSAM experts.

Week 1. Introduction to Middle Eastern Affairs
Week 2. Introduction to Middle Eastern Economics
Week 3. Global Actors' Middle East Policies
Week 4. Security Issues in the Middle East
Week 5. The Arab-Israeli Conflict from the Past to the Future
Week 6. Basic Dynamics in Iraq
Week 7. Energy Politics in the Eastern Mediterranean
Week 8. North African Geopolitics
Week 9. Gulf Region: Main Issues
Week 10. Syria in the Context of State-Society Dilemma

*Course dates may change.

General Description
The program is free of charge.
Course attendance is mandatory, and all students must attend 80% of all lectures. Students who attend at least the 80% of all lectures will receive an e-certificate of participation.
The results of the applications will be announced by email.

Important Dates
Application Deadline: November 8, 2020, Sunday - 6:00 pm UTC/GMT +3 hours
Program Period: November 14, 2020 – January 16, 2021, on Saturdays

Venue: Zoom (Relevant links will be sent via e-mail to accepted candidates before the program.)

Contact Person: Sibel Dündar-