TITLE: The Middle East Journal 60th Anniversary: Afternoon Session
EVENT DATE: 2007/02/27
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 46 minutes
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For 60 years The Middle East Journal has provided a forum for scholarship representing all viewpoints about this complex region of the world. This milestone was marked with a conference titled "No Longer 'Terra Incognita?': Six Decades of The Middle East Journal" sponsored by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division.
The conference examined how scholarship in the Middle East has evolved during the past 60 years and the role that the Middle East Journal has played in that evolution. The conference also explored the legacy of the past and challenges of the future in the field of Middle East scholarship and policy.
MEI was founded in 1946 to increase knowledge of the Middle East in the United States and promote better understanding between the peoples of the Middle East and America. MEI founded The Middle East Journal in 1947.