The Critchfield Conference is a biennial event bringing together students and scholars from around the world for in-depth discussions on topics pertinent to the Middle East.
Designed to provide forums for both academic inquiry and professional networking, the Critchfield Conference is also a homecoming for W&M Middle Eastern Studies alumni, and an opportunity for current students to learn more about the myriad careers associated with their studies.
Former Critchfield Conference keynote speakers include Engseng Ho, Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Duke University, H.E. Tariq Karim, Bangladesh High Commissioner to India, and Robert D. Kaplan, author and Chief Geopolitical Analyst for Stratfor, a private global intelligence firm.
The Critchfield Conference is co-hosted by the Reves Center for International Studies and the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program.