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I-MENA-S 2015 : Conference on the Middle Eastern & North African Studies (Summer Session)


When Jul 6, 2015 - Jul 9, 2015
Where Brussels, Belgium
Submission Deadline Feb 15, 2015
Notification Due Mar 20, 2015
Final Version Due May 30, 2015
Categories    middle east   homeland security   terrorism   arabic

Call For Papers

Dear colleagues,
The Institute of MENA is hosting two annual conferences: First session is in the winter, and the second is summer. For the summer session, You are invited to participate in the Institute for MENA conference on Middle Eastern Affairs from July 6th to July 9th, 2015. The conference will take place at Brussels, Belgium. There are two types of participation: 1. a presenter, or; 2, guest (guest does not have to present, but he/she is welcome to engage in the session discussions). Guests can secure their attendance by paying the conference fees by the dates specified below. The presented papers may be published in the conference proceedings and the institute publication; further information will be provided upon accepting your paper for presentation.
Submission Process:
• Submit your abstract by November 25th to:
• Please write in the subject line: 2015 Conference I-MENA-S Brussels
• If your abstract is selected, pay the conference fees,
• Submit your full paper
The following topics are suggested, but are not limited to:
• Homeland Security and Terrorism:
o Post-Arab Spring Security
o New threats to peace in the Middle East and its impact on global security
o Sectarianism
• Middle Eastern Cultural Issues:
o Child Labor and Child Marriage
o The positive impact of Middle Eastern culture
o The history and evolution of customs and traditions in the Middle East
• Environmental and Geographical Challenges:
o MENA’s oil exploration and its impact on the environment.
o Wars in the Middle East and the impact on the environment
• Teaching Arabic as Second Language:
o Techniques in teaching Arabic as foreign language
o Analysis to teaching Arabic as a foreign language in the US and the West
I. Remote Guest or Remote Presenter:
• (Extended) Payment before December 1st, 2015 $95
• After December 1st, 2015 $159
II. Guest (non-presenter) Registration Fees WITHOUT Lodging and Meals:
• (Extended) Early Payment before December 1st, 2014 $295
• After December 1st, 2014 $329
III. Registration Fee, WITHOUT Meal and Lodging:
• $ 495 Early Payment before April 1, 2015
• $ 695 Payment after April 1, 2015
IV. Registration Fee, WITH Meals, but WITHOUT Lodging:
• $ 725 Early Payment before April 1, 2015
• $ 825 Payment after April 1, 2015
V. Registration Fee, WITH Meals and Lodging:
• $ 1,695 Early Payment before April 1, 2015
• $2,095 Payment after April 1, 2015
(Please NOTE that all fees are in US Dollars)

The Fees for Option includes the following:
• Conference Materials (for option II – V)
• Access to Abstracts and Papers submitted by participants (for Option I – V)
• Reception (for Option II – V)
• Dinner (IV & V)
• After dinner social (coffee, tea, and/or cold drinks) (Option IV & V)
• Water, Tea and Coffee during the meeting (Option II – V)
Special Fees Reductions:
• Full-time Students will be granted 25% off the published fees (Please submit student grant form). A school Email or letter of the admission and record to show your status.
• Presenters and Guests can apply for Grants that can apply to your conference fees. Grants may be granted on case-by-case (please see attached grant form).
How to submit your proposals and Guests’ requests:
• For your Abstracts: Please submit your abstract by December, 20th, 2015 to:
• Please do not forget to include “2015 Conference I-MENA-S Belgium” in the SUBJECT line of your email
• For your Guest Attending Requests: Please Download the application and fax email it after you complete it.
NOTES: Any inquiry should be directed to the same email address ( One day will include only dinner as the conference will be at a half-day.

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