The Shawarma Club is MIT's premier gathering of students united by an interest in eating Shawarma and having deep and meaningful discussions that tackle difficult and controversial questions relevant to the Greater Middle East, including:
How can a group of friends decide if they want to get Shawarma or something else?
(Is democracy always suitable? Should every country transition to democracy? And if so, when and how?)
Should we stuff Shawarma with French fries or not?
(What are the pros and cons of the American and Middle Eastern ways of doing things?)
Can we really tolerate and accept so-called vegetarian/falafel shawarmas and turkey shawarmas?
(Do minorities have a future in an area of the world that is increasingly polarised?)
In which country did the Shawarma really originate?
(Why are we always competing with each other? Where does the division come from?)
We really believe that Shawarma–a meal enjoyed by millions around the world–can be a force for much-needed peace and development. We all agree that Shawarma is great. Maybe if we come together to enjoy it, we can agree on the rest...
To learn more, read our constitution.