Appel à communications : Middle East Dialogue 2015, Washington (Etat-Unis), 26/02/2015 — LIMITE : 20/12/2014

The Policy Studies Organization (PSO),  The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES), and the Middle East Media and Book Reviews (MEMBR) are pleased to announce the Middle East Dialogue 2015: The Middle East: Glorious Past, Uncertain Future and its call for papers. The MED2015 will be held at the historic Whittemore House: Washington DC on Thursday February 26th, 2015.  

The Middle East Dialogue (MED) has established an international reputation as a focal point for new research, and a forum for the exchange of opinions and different views about issues of social, sociological, political, and economic reforms.  In addition, discussions go on concerning women’s rights and roles in the new Middle East, and ethnic and religious tolerance.

Proposals are sought from individuals or groups on topics relating to the areas mentioned above. Proposals can be configured variously as twenty minute individual presentations, or round table discussions on particular topics. Proposals are encouraged to explore present, past and futuristic approaches to these issues and “what if” scenarios, as well as conflict resolution, and problem-solving solutions. To see the list of presenters and proposals from last year’s Middle East Dialogue, please click here. Papers presented at last year’s MED Conference are published by PSO/Westphalia Press and available from

Proposals of one to two pages should be sent as email attachments by or before our early deadline of November 1, 2014, to PSO Executive Director, Daniel Gutierrez Sandoval at Proposals submitted before the deadline, will receive notice of acceptance by November 14, 2014.   A panel of reviewers from the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) International Editorial Board will recommend select papers for publications in the peer-reviewed journal DOMES, published by Wiley-Blackwell.

The early conference registration fee for speakers is $200 and $250 for conference attendees, due by December 20th. Late registration fee will be $300 (registration fee covers breakfast, lunch and concluding reception) payable and mailed to:

*Please note that a limited number of scholarships are available to cover the registration fee, please contact us for more details. 

Co-sponsors of MED include: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM); American Public University System (APUS); the Next Century Foundation (NCF), and the Capital Communications Group, Inc. (CCG).  Other sponsors are invited and will be listed on MED2015 and PSO web sites, program announcements, DOMES and other PSO journals, and final program to be distributed at the conference.

We hope that you join us in Washington on February 26, in what promises to be another successful gathering of scholars and policy makers to discuss issues dealing with this vital part of our global economy and strategy.

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