American Middle East Institute

29 Jul 2021


Birds of a Feather: A Pittsburgh Bird Watcher's Guide to Ancient Egypt

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sponsored By: 
Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, American Middle East Institute

Calling all nature lovers and history buffs! Do you enjoy birdwatching? Are you fascinated with the wonders of ancient Egypt? If you answered “yes” to either question, join resident Egyptologist Lisa Haney and Powdermill’s Bird Banding Program Manager Annie Lindsay as they discuss the significance of birds in ancient Egyptian thought and practices, and reveal where to spot some of their favorite species here in Pittsburgh.Tune in and explore the significance of the peregrine falcon, barn owl, geese, and ducks and learn how to bird watch like an ancient Egyptian.

16 Apr 2021


CERIS Spring 2021 Book Discussion: The Many Faces of Muhammad

14 Oct 2020


Forge the Future: Charting New Paths in Health, Technology, and Manufacturing

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 9:30am to 11:00am
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

Join us for the first virtual conference on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, from 9:30am to 11am EDT.

The conference will feature U.S. & Middle East experts and dignitaries, including a welcome by the Mayor of Pittsburgh, the Honorable William Peduto, and a special message from neurosurgeon and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The discussion will focus on healthcare, advanced manufacturing, and robotics.


13 Oct 2019


America's Smart City - Growing Business with the Middle East

Monday, October 14, 2019 (All day) to Wednesday, October 16, 2019 (All day)
Omni William Penn Hotel - Pittsburgh

AMEI’s 12th Annual Conference
October 14-16, 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Each year, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based American Middle East Institute convenes a high-level forum of business and university leaders interested in pursuing the rewarding path to economic opportunity in the Middle East. The AMEI Conference offers an intimate environment for corporate leaders and entrepreneurs to showcase their successes and engage in personal interaction with dignitaries from the Middle East and North Africa.

*Subject to change

Maria Wagley,

16 Sep 2019


Emirate of Sharjah Business Seminar

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 12:00pm
K&L Gates Center, 210 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Sponsored By: 
The U.S.-U.A.E. Business Council, The American Middle East Institute, and K&L Gates

The US-UAE Business Council, The American Middle East Institute, and K&L Gates cordially invite you to a business seminar in Pittsburgh in honor of a high-level delegation from Sharjah, UAE. The seminar will take place at 12:00pm on Monday September 16, 2019 at the offices of K&L Gates.

The event will provide members of the local business community with the opportunity to directly engage key representatives of Sharjah's world-class public institutions in the education, research, business, and media sectors.

Renee Gestrich,

12 Dec 2018


Student Cultural Program 2019: Explore Egypt, Learn Arabic

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 6:00pm
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

For the second year, AMEI is organizing a Cultural Program for undergraduate and graduate students this June! Students will choose between beginning, intermediate, and advanced Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic & Egyptian Dialect) classes at International House Cairo. A professional tour guide will lead students on daily afternoon site visits to Ancient, Medieval, and Modern sites in Cairo. There will also be two weekend trips to Alexandria and Ain Sokhna.

AMEI Communications and Development Manager, Marina Lorenzini, will lead the group on flights and all daily activities.

AMEI Communications and Development Manager, Marina Lorenzini


Cultural Immersion Program to Cairo

The American Middle East Institute is organizing a two-week cultural immersion program to Cairo for students interested in experiencing Modern Egypt, learning Introductory Arabic, viewing Egyptian Antiquities, and learning the History of Egypt and the Arab World. This Program could contribute to coursework in Abrahamic Religions, Africana Studies, Ancient Egypt, the Arab World, and/or International Studies.

20 Oct 2015


Dr. Fareed Zakaria Keynote Address

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 8:00pm
Carnegie Music Hall, Pittsburgh, PA
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

The American Middle East Institute is proud to present Dr. Fareed Zakaria, Host of CNN's GPS

Tickets Now on Sale

Dr. Zakaria's lecture is the culminating event of our Eighth Annual Business Conference.



28 Oct 2014


American Middle East Institute Presents an Evening with General David H. Petraeus

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 8:00pm to 9:45pm
Carnegie Music Hall - Pittsburgh
Sponsored By: 
American Middle East Institute

General Petraeus' lecture is the culminating event of AMEI's 7th Annual Business Conference, OASIS: Growing Business Between the U.S. and the Middle East.

General David H. Petraeus, U.S. Army retiree, academic professor and chairman of KKR Global Institute will speak at the Carnegie Music Hall in Oakland at 8 p.m., as the culminating event of AMEI's 7th Annual Business Conference.

Tickets prices are $65 for the first floor, $45 for the first balcony and $25 for the second balcony.



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