IAAB Conference 2018: Banned Lives

IAAB Conference, New York University

What happens to an International Iranian Conference during the Muslim Ban? Join IAAB and the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University Saturday, September 22nd-Sunday, September 23rd for the IAAB ‘Banned Lives’ Conference. The program is free and open to the public - no pre-registration is required!

Learn more about the Muslim ban, the role of sanctuary cities in protecting our communities, and how to organize in the current climate. Civil rights advocates, lawyers, and organizers from Muslim Advocates, Arab American Association of NY, MPower Change, and Blackbird will share their insight and discuss what’s next.

IAAB ‘Banned Lives’ Conference
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
New York University
50 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012
Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm
Sunday 10am-12:30pm

The full schedule is available online.


University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

University of California, Los Angeles, 2012

Since 2003, the IAAB Conference has served as an international forum for academics, journalists, artists, and community leaders to discuss the development, challenges, and needs of our global community. The first and biggest program of its kind, presenters join IAAB from the Middle East, Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America, bringing a truly global perspective to these important conversations. 

Unfortunately, despite IAAB's initial victory in the Fourth Circuit regarding speakers for IAAB's International Conference, the Supreme Court overturned the Fourth Circuit decision in its June 26th ruling supporting the Muslim ban. As such, IAAB is unable to hold its International Conference in the United States any longer. Plans for a 2019 International Conference to be held outside of the United States are underway. To learn more, join us at the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU on September 22nd-September 23rd. IAAB will also be announcing more details later this fall.


The 2018 IAAB Conference is organized in partnership with Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU.