The Gulf: Past, Present, and Future


Tue - Wed, May 6 to May 7, 2:00pm - 4:00pm


CMES, Room 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is pleased to present a roundtable workshop organized by Roger Owen

The Gulf: Past, Present, and Future
A discussion of the History of the ‘Khalig’ (Gulf) in terms of its ruling families, its trading practices, and of its place within the world of the Indian Ocean centered on Mumbai - as well as the larger world beyond.

The Gulf Past: May 6, 2:00-4:00 pm
-Johan Mathew (History, University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
-Roger Owen, (History, Harvard University)

The Gulf Present: May 7, 10:00 am-12:00 pm
-Bernadette Baird-Zars (Alarife Urban Associates, Boston)
-Brian Tilley (Anthropology, Johns Hopkins University)

The Gulf Future: May 7, 2:00-4:00 pm
-Michael Herb (Political Science, Georgia State University)
-Pascal Menoret (NYU, Abu Dhabi)

This event is a roundtable discussion and audience participation is encouraged. Please note: this event will be recorded and posted on the CMES website for public viewing; if you are concerned about appearing on camera, please save your questions for the speakers until the end of the roundtable.

Contact: Liz Flanagan