'Amalna: Paving the Road Ahead' will be an unprecedented, international conference on the Middle East which will take place at Yale University on April 20th-21st 2018.
We aim to promote a positive outlook on the future for the Arab world — to show our hope (Amalna) for a region that can thrive despite the violence and destruction so often associated with it. The primary objective of the conference is to enhance the ASA’s role as a campus and region-wide platform for engagement between Yale and the Arab World. The multidisciplinary conference will feature experts, decision-makers and leaders from the fields of foreign policy, higher education, migration, innovation, youth empowerment, culture, public policy, public health and women’s rights – transnational leaders who are harnessing the potential of the Arab metropolitan network to ensure a sustainable, integrated regional future.
The conference will consist of three panels and a keynote, to provide a holistic, multi-faceted discussion of the Arab World today including its social and educational realities, needs, and potential future trajectories. Our panel topics are ‘Women’s Rights: Beyond the Stereotyped Arab Woman,’ ‘America’s Role in the Middle East’ and ‘Refugees: Paths for Engagement.’
In addition to the panels, we have numerous planned activities including an Exclusive Contemporary Arab Film Screening of Soufra along with a virtual Q&A with the director, Thomas Morgan, a Multicultural Festival, a Lunch with Speakers Series, Afikra Talks, an Art Exhibition and many more exciting events.