The Gingko Conference series — in memory of Mark Linz — is a ten-year project that aims to bring together MENA-focused scholars and public figures around particular topics. The conference series is designed to complement the Gingko Library; it’s the library that’s looking for a three-month intern:
The first conference will focus on the effects of WWI on the MENA. Attending advisors include the AUC’s Khaled Fahmy, Oxford’s Eugene Rogan, and Tufts’ Leila Fawaz.
According to organizers, these conferences will feature not just scholars, but “public figures that are engaged with issues concerning the MENA region.”
The conference website says the series aims to “advance education concerning Middle Eastern and North African thought through annual transnational, multicultural, interfaith conferences. By promoting research and by publishing related material we aim to enhance and disseminate knowledge for the public benefit, to foster dialogue between people of different ethnicities and cultures, and promote mutual understanding based upon shared interests and concerns.”