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I-MENA-W 2015 : The Conference on the Middle Eastern & North African Studies (Winter Session)


When Mar 20, 2015 - Mar 23, 2015
Where Florida, USA
Submission Deadline Dec 20, 2014
Notification Due Jan 15, 2015
Final Version Due Feb 25, 2015
Categories    middle east   arabic   terrorism   homeland security

Call For Papers

I-MENA Conference Winter 2015
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 March 13th to March 16th, 2015. The conference will take Florida, USA. There are two types of participation available: a presenter, or a guest (guest does not have to present, but he/she is welcome to engage in the sessions’ 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 in the institute publication; further information will be provided upon accepting your paper for presentation.
Submission Process:
• Submit your abstract by December 20th,2014 to:
• Notifications will be on or before January 15th, 2015
• Please write in the subject line: 2015 Conference I-MENA-W FLORIDA
• If your abstract is selected, pay the conference fees,
• Submit your full paper

The following topics are suggested, but are not limited to:
• 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
• 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
I. Remote Guest or Remote Presenter:
• Early Payment before December 20, 2015 $95
• After December 20, 2015 $159
II. Guest (non-presenter) Registration Fees WITHOUT Lodging and Meals:
• Early Payment before January 30, 2015 $295
• After January 30, 2015 $329
III. Registration Fee, WITHOUT Meal and Lodging:
• $ 395 Early Payment before January 30th, 2015
• $ 595 Payment after January 30th, 2015
IV. Registration Fee, WITH Meals, but WITHOUT Lodging:
• $ 595 Early Payment before January 30th, 2015
• $ 795 Payment after January 30th, 2015
V. Registration Fee, WITH Meals and Lodging:
• $ 1,695 Early Payment before January 30th, 2015
• $2,095 Payment after January 30th, 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-W FLORIDA” 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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