Year of the Arabian Peninsula Retrospective

Kennesaw State University examined the Arabian Peninsula during the 2014-2015 academic year. The university hosted a series of events, lectures, conferences, and other activities throughout the year designed to promote a deeper appreciation for and understanding of the Arabian Peninsula.

Year of Arabian Peninsula LogoComprised of seven countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen - the Arabian Peninsula is a diverse region, with each country possessing a unique history, economy, political structure, and culture. Arabia is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world and is the birthplace of Islam. It is also where open-water sailing and global trade first began. It is this rich history of continuous global trade and relations that makes the Arabian Peninsula such a perfect choice to be the focus of KSU’s renowned “Year Of” program.

As in previous years, the university teamed up with key international and domestic partners to organize events that provide attendees with unique, fascinating insights about real life in the region. For example, for the Year of the Arabian Peninsula, KSU worked closely with Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center Oman and the Alif Institute in Atlanta.

Be sure to visit this site regularly to learn more about upcoming events, classes, and conferences, and, of course, to learn more about the Arabian Peninsula!

If you have any questions about the Year of Arabian Peninsula and related events, please contact Dr. Dan Paracka, Director of Academic Initiatives, at