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Noblefest 2002

In June 2002, ICAMES research fellows and invited guests held a two day workshop on Arab and Middle East international relations at McGill's Mont St. Hillaire conference facility. The event--better known as "Noblefest"--also commemorated the many contributions of our colleague Paul Noble, recently retired from McGill but still a very active member of ICAMES.

A collection of papers delivered at the workshop has now been published as Bassel Salloukh and Rex Brynen, eds., Persistent Permeability? Regionalism, Localism, and Globalization in the Middle East (London: Ashgate, 2004).

A picture of McGill's Gault Estate conference facility, in the Mont St. Hillaire nature reserveóthe location for Noblefest 2002.

Participants at Noblefest 2002 deep in thought about the Arab/Middle Eastern regional system. On the left, Paul Noble contemplates adding another level of complexity to one of his diagrams.

Members of the Noblefest 2002 workshop, after dinner.