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  • 5 May 2021: MEI Speaks 44: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Gal Ariely, Assistant Professor, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, on Israel’s Regime Untangled: Between democracy and Apartheid.
  • 28 April 2021: MEI Speaks 43: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Michael Christopher Low, Assistant Professor of History, Lowa State University, on Imperial Mecca: Ottoman Arabia and the Indian Ocean Hajj.
  • 24 April 2021: MEI Speaks 42: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Joseph Kechichian, Senior Fellow, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, on The Armenian Genocide and the Survival of the Nation.
  • 14 April 2021: MEI Speaks 41: Online Diplomatic Dialogue by Ambassador Mohan Kumar, Former Indian Ambassador to Bahrain on India-Bahrain Relations.
  • 8 April 2021: MEI Speaks 40: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar, MP-IDSA, New Delhi on Education System in Saudi Arabia: Of Change and Reforms.
  • 31 March 2021: MEI Speaks 39: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Efraim Inbar, President, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and security on Will Israel Have Fifth Election?
  • 24 March 2021: MEI Speaks 38: Online Book Discussion by Prof. Selcuk Colakoglu, Director, Turkish Center for Asia-Pacific Studies (APAC), Ankara, Turkey on Turkey and China: Political, Economic and Strategic Aspects of the Relationship.
  • 17 March 2021: Mei Speaks 37: Online Diplomatic Dialogue by Ambassador V P Haran, Former Indian Ambassador to Syria on India-Syria Relations.
  • 10 March 2021: MEI Speaks 36: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Ayelet Harel-Shalev, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev on Breaking the Binaries in Security Studies: A Gendered Analysis of Women in Combat.
  • 3 March 2021: MEI Speaks 35: Online Book Discussion by Prof. Uri Bialer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on Israeli Foreign Policy: A People Shall Not Dwell Alone.
  • 24 February 2021: MEI Speaks 34: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Li-Chen Sim, Assistant Professor, Khalifa University, UAE, on Top Five Myths about Gulf-Russia Relations.
  • 17 February 2021: MEI Speaks 33: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Joas Wagemakers, Utrecht University, Netherlands, on The Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan.
  • 10 February 2021: MEI Speaks 32: Online Public Lecture by Ambassador Navdeep Singh Suri, Distinguished Fellow, ORF and Former Indian Ambassador to UAE, on Online Diplomatic Dialogue: India-UAE Relations
  • 3 February 2021: MEI Speaks 31: Online Public Lecture by Dr. James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore, on The Battle for the Soul of Islam
  • 27 January 2021: MEI Speaks 30: Online Public Lecture by Professor Colin Shindler, SOAS, University of London, on Murder on an Industrial Scale the Killing of Six Million Jews.
  • 20 January 2021: MEI Speaks 29: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Ginu Zacharia Oommen, Member of the Kerala Public Service Commission, Trivandrum, on Covid-19, Gulf Returnees and Impact on Kerala
  • 15 January 2021: MEI Speaks 28: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Joseph Kechichian, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh on GCC Al-Ula Summit: A Commitment to Reconcile.
  • 13 January 2021: MEI Speaks 27: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Emmanuel Navon, Tel-Aviv University on The Star and the Scepter: A Diplomatic History of Israel.
  • 6 January 2021: MEI Speaks 26: Online Public Lecture by Dr. James Onley Director of Historical Research at the Qatar National Library, on Gulf and Arabian Peninsula Studies: A History of the Field.
  • 23 December 2020: MEI Speaks 25: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Sameena Hameed, Centre for West Asian Studies, JNU on Persian Gulf 2020.
  • 16 December 2020: MEI Speaks 24: Online Public Lecture by Sandeep Kaur, Associate Editor, Palgrave Macmillan, India, on Publication Ethics.
  • 09 December 2020: MEI Speaks 23: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Rashed Al Mahmud Titumir, University of Dhaka, on Covid-19 Gulf Returnees and Challenges for Bangladesh.
  • 02 December 2020: MEI Speaks 22: Online Book Discussion by Ambassador Rajendra Abhyankar, Former Indian Ambassador to EU, Syria, Turkey on Syria: The Tragedy of a Pivotal State.
  • 18 November 2020: MEI Speaks 21: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Hayat Alvi, U.S. Naval War College, on Musical Criminology a Comparative Analyses Of Jihadist Nasheeds and Narco Corridos.
  • 11 November 2020: MEI Speaks 20: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Robert Freedman, Johns Hopkins University, on Us Elections and the Middle East.
  • 4 November 2020: MEI Speaks 19: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Fulton, Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, UAE, on China’s Partnership Diplomacy in the Middle East.
  • 30 October 2020: The inaugural issue of Journal of Indo-Judaic Studies under MEI banner came online.
  • 28 October 2020: MEI Speaks 18: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Efraim Inbar, President, Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security on Israel and the US Elections.
  • 24 October 2020: National Seminar in collaboration with Department of Geopolitics and International Relations (GIR), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal on Understanding the Abraham Accord in West Asia: Probable Options for India.
  • 21 October 2020: MEI Speaks 17: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Jon Alterman, Senior Vice President, CSIS on Who Wants to Lead the Middle East? Possibilities for a Post-American Age.
  • 14 October 2020: MEI Speaks 16: Online Public Lecture by Professor A K Ramakrishnan, Centre for West Asian Studies, JNU, New Delhi on Reflections on Contemporary Intellectual Discourses of Islam and Modernity.
  • 7 October 2020: MEI Speaks 15: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Meena Singh Roy, West Asia Centre, MP-IDSA, New Delhi on Chabahar India Quagmire.
  • 30 September 2020: MEI Speaks 14: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Guy Burton, Vesalius College, Brussels on China and Middle East Conflicts
  • 25 September 2020: MEI YouTube channel crossed 100 subscribers.
  • 23 September 2020: MEI Speaks 13: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Samina Yasmeen, University of Western Australia, Perth on Indigenizing Salafi Ideas: Narratives of Jihad and Women by JUD.
  • 23 September 2020: Expanded MEI Team comes into Force.
  • 22 September 2020: MEI launches its Podcasts.
  • 16 September 2020: MEI Speaks 12: Online Book Discussion by Prof. Hussein Solomon, University of the Free State, South Africa on Islamism, Crisis and Democratization.
  • 09 September 2020: MEI Speaks 11: Online Book Discussion by Dr. Md. Muddassir Quamar, MP-IDSA, New Delhi on Erdogan’s Turkey: Politics, Populism and Democratic Dilemma.
  • 02 September 2020: MEI Speaks 10: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Tanaka Koichiro, Keio University, Tokyo on Challenges Ahead: The Future of Iran-Japan Relationship.
  • 26 August 2020: MEI Speaks 09: Online Public Lecture by Jason Isaacson, American Jewish Committee, on Israel’s Bridge to the Gulf.
  • 19 August 2020: MEI Speaks 08: Online Book Discussion by Prof. Meron Medzini, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Golda Meir: A Reference Guide to Her Life and Works.
  • 5 August 2020: MEI Speaks 07: Online Public Lecture by Prof. Csaba Nikolenyi, Director, Azrieli Institute of Israeli Studies and Professor, Department of Political Science, Concordia University, on After Netanyahu, Who? Likud and the Future of Israeli Politics.
  • 22 July 2020: MEI Speaks 06: Online Public Lecture by Prof. C. Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS, Singapore on The Middle East in India’s Changing Geopolitics.
  • 17 July 2020: MEI-Iran Forum was launched.
  • 15 July 2020: MEI Speaks 05: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Joseph Kechichian, King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies, Riyadh on How Corruption Produced a Failed State in Lebanon?
  • 8 July 2020: MEI Speaks 04: Online Public Lecture by Dr. Peter Lintl, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin on Israel’s Annexation Plans
  • 1 July 2020: MEI Speaks 03: Book Discussion by Dr. Sean Foley, Middle Tennessee State University, on Changing Saudi Arabia: Art, Culture and Society in the Kingdom.
  • 24 June 2020: MEI Speaks 02: Book Discussion by Dr. Liora Hendelman-Baavur, Tel Aviv University, on Creating the Modern Iranian Woman: Popular Culture Between Two Revolutions.
  • 10 June 2020: MEI Speaks 01: Public Lecture by Professor S. Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, India on Return Migration from Gulf in the time of COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities.
  • 1 February 2019: MEI Panel on Modi Turns West: India and the Persian Gulf Political Dimension in the Third Annual All India International and Area Studies Convention organized by Jawaharlal Nehru University, 30 January to 1 February 2019
  • 21 January 2019: India’s Saudi Policy: Bridge to the Future Saudi book launch was published by Palgrave Macmillan and the book was launched by Shri Subramanian Swamy in JNU
  • 17 January 2019: MEI YouTubechannel was launched and can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkb2F0TyyPgf86tsvoI03jQ
  • October 2018: First edition of India’s Saudi Policy: Bridge to the Future was published
  • October 2018: First edition of Persian Gulf 2018 co-authored by P R Kumaraswamy, Md. Muddassir Quamar and Manjari Singh was published.
  • September 2018: CRME special issue Japan and the Middle East was published
  • 18 January 2018- New Website was launched
  • 6 January 2018- Persian Gulf 2016-17 was launched.
  • 24 October 2016- Persian Gulf 2015 was launched. It was published by Smashwords and only e-book format was available.
  • 3 November 2015- Book Event to launch Contemporary Persian Gulf: Essays in Honour of Gulshan Dietl, Prakash Chandra Jain and Grijesh Pant
  • 29 October 2014- Book Event to launch Persian Gulf 2014.
  • 3 March 2014- Joint conference with MAKIAS and Ind0-Iran Society on Challenges Facing India’s Iran Policy
  • March 2014- In collaboration with Sage (India), quarterly journal Contemporary Review of the Middle East was launched
  • 17-21 February 2014- Second Lecture series on Understanding Islam by Prof. Mushirul Hasan.
  • 20 November 2013- Book Event to launch Persian Gulf 2013.
  • 12-13 November 2013- Joint conference with MAKAIAS on Understanding the Trajectories of Contemporary Islam
  • 11 September 2013- Association of Middle East Studies came into existence.
  • 12 April 2013- Joint seminar with Jindal School of Global Affairs (JSIA) on Israel: Perspectives on a State in Transition
  • 1-6 April 2013- First Lecture series on Understanding Islam by Prof. A. K. Pasha.
  • 27 February 2013- Round Table on Egypt Today by talk by HE Khaled el-Bakly, Ambassador of Egypt at the India International Centre.
  • 12 February 2013- Round table on Arab Spring or Winter? where Prof. Efraim Inbar and Prof. Tim Niblock were the panellists. Prof. A.K. Ramakrishnan was the discussant while Prof. Girijesh Pant was the Chair of the event.
  • 4 February 2013- Round table on Chances of Israeli-Palestinian Peace by Prof. Galia Golan. Prof. Kamal Mitra Chenoy was the discussant and Cmd. C. Uday Bhaskar was the Chair of the event.
  • 15 September 2012- The inaugural issue of the Persian Gulf 2012 was published in Kindle.
  • 3 September 2012- Round table in collaboration with India International Centre where Dr. Jon Alterman, (Director, Middle East Programme, CSIS, Washington, DC) spoke on China and the Middle East with Mr. Mohan Guruswamy (ORF) as the discussant. Comdr. C Uday Bhaskar (MEI@ND) chaired the event.
  • 11 April 2012- Data base on Arab Spring launched.
  • 18 March 2012- MEI@ND crossed one million hits since the launching of the re-designed site in May 2011.
  • 2 January 2012-Second meeting of the Academic Council of the MEI@ND was held in IIC.
  • 10 November 2011- In partnership with Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disastrous Management, Tata Insitute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai MEI@ND held a workshop on Challenges to Conflict Resolution: A Focus on the Dynamics in the Middle East during 10-12 November in TISS, Mumbai. Headed by the Honorary Director, the team comprised of four researchers of MEI@ND.
  • 28 October 2011- The MEI@ND organized its first public event, a panel discussion on India and Arab Spring: Implications and Option .  The panelists were Ambassador Chinmaya R Gharekhan, Dr. Arvind Gupta (IDSA), Prof. A K Pasha (JNU) and Commodore C Uday Bhaskar. This event was in collaboration with India International Centre.
  • 28 August 2011- First meeting of the newly constituted Academic Council of MEI@ND was held at IIC