AIMS at MESA 2017
November 18-21, 2017
Marriott Wardman Park
Washington, D.C.

Each year the AIMS board meets in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Annual Meeting. Following the AIMS board meeting, all members and potential members are invited to attend the AIMS business meeting. Please join us in Boston in November, 2016 as MESA celebrates 50 years of scholarship.

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2017 Annual Board Meeting:
Closed meeting limited to board members, officers, directors, staff and invited guests; All other interested parties are invited to attend the AIMS Business Meeting

2017 Annual Business Meeting:

2017 AIMS Sponsored Panels:

2017 Jeanne Jeffers Mrad Travel Awards:

2017 I. William Zartman North African Travel Award:


AIMS nine member Board of Directors serve three year terms. Annually, two are selected from the Institutional Members and one from the general membership. Officers, staff and Overseas Research Directors are part of AIMS steering committee. Past officers and directors are often asked to attend in an advisory capacity.

Current AIMS Board: (through year listed)
2017: Eric Calderwood, University of Illinois, Urbana-Canmpaign
2017: Todd Shepard, Johns Hopkins University
2017: Yael Warshel, Pennsylvania State University

2018: Mia Fuller, University of California, Berkeley
2018: Doris Gray, Al Akhawayn University
2018: Jacob Mundy, Colgate University

2019: Benjamin Brower, University of Texas at Austin
2019: Murian Davis, University of California, Santa Cruz
2019: Camilo-Gomez-Rivas, University of California, Santa Cruz

AIMS Officers, Staff and Advisors:
Allen Fromherz, President
Jonathan Wyrtzen, Vice President
Donna Lee Bowen, Treasurer
Diana Wylie, Secretary
Terry Ryan, AIMS US Director
Robert Parks, CEMA Director
Laryssa Chomiak, CEMAT Director
John Davison, TALIM Director
Rick Spees, CAORC Interim Director
I. William Zartman, Founding Member