AIYS and Yemen at MESA 2003 (Anchorage AK, November 7-10, 2003)

1. AIYS Meetings

Board Meeting:

Friday, Nov. 7, 3-4 p.m.

General Meeting:

Friday, Nov. 7, 1-3 p.m.

Special session dealing with aspects of the war on terror, featuring presentations by two Yemeni researchers associated with the Yemen Center for Studies and Research, who spoke on the economic effects, especially declining foreign assistance and the effect on the tourism industry, and on methods undertaken by the government to solve the problems. The session concluded with a showing of the documentary video "Yemen and the War on Terror" (2003) produced and directed by Badr Ben Hirsi, with assistance of the Yemen Media Center.

2. CAORC Special Session

Saturday, November 8, 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

"Research Access in Yemen," Christopher M. Edens (AIYS Resident Director), in a panel discussion "Research Access in the Islamic World" hosted by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers.

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