Yale Arab Conference: Amalna
The 2018 Yale Arab Conference “Amalna: Paving the Road Ahead,” hosted by the Yale Arab Students Association will be an unprecedented, international conference on the Middle East which will take place at Yale University on April 20th-21st 2018.
The conference aims to promote a positive outlook on the future for the Arab world. We want 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 four panels, 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 ‘Foreign Policy’, ‘Rethinking Higher Education in the Middle
East’, ‘The Role of Youth Empowerment & Women’s Rights’ and ‘Refugees, Global Migration
and the Arab Diaspora’.
In addition to the panels, we have numerous planned activities including lunches with
speakers, Afikra Talks, Contemporary Arab Film Screenings, a Cultural Night and many
more exciting events.