The Middle East Institute invites you to the premiere of MEI Salon. A series of special events conducted in casual relaxed settings aimed at making Middle Eastern culture more accessible to everyone. We strip away the academic jargon, and keep things light-hearted and interactive with topics that range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
Here are three reasons why you’ll be interested:
- It is not all talk and no action. Apart from a brief sharing session on a particular theme/topic, every Salon event will also have a hands-on activity. You could learn how to make a Middle Eastern dish or play an instrument or how to put on the ghutrah (Male Arabic headgear)!
- The Discourse. You get to decide how the discussion should flow. No moderator, no Chatham House rules, no preferred Q&A structure. (Just don’t hog the floor)
- Your time to shine. Not an expert but fascinated by a facet of the Middle East? You are most welcomed to be one of our speakers at a future Salon event.
Eager to be part of this exciting cultural endeavour? Register as soon as possible as seats are extremely limited. Our first serving of the salon will be a conversation about comics and graphic novels as well as an acoustic demo and hands-on session at playing the oud!
About the Speaker
Assistant Professor Gretchen Head
Yazeed Al Abdat
Oud Player cum Singer, Samrah al Mazikaty