Alumni of programs conducted by the Institute for Middle East Studies can keep IMES and other alumni updated on their careers after graduation by completing the IMES alumni update form.
2016 IMES Annual Conference
Our class of 2016's Capstone Research Projects are now posted online! Congratulations to all our capstone cohort, who covered several of the region's countries including Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, and Israel. All our students' Capstone projects can be seen online on our site. A very special congratulations to Amanda Sass and William Schulte, whose capstone Understanding the Viability of the Arab Peace Initiative, was chosen by the institute's faculty directors as this year's most outstanding project.
The George Washington University Language Center and the George Washington University Persian Program have organized their first annual Persian Culture Week to coincide with Nowruz, the Persian New Year. From Monday, March 21st through early April, there will be a series of events and opportunities to learn more about Persian culture as practised in Iran, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
Recently, Ambassador Gnehm along with several other faculty and administrators from George Washington University came to an understanding with Kuwaiti officials to promote greater exchanges between GW and Kuwait. The understanding will help facilitate more scholarship focused on the Gulf within the Institute for Middle East Studies, including hosting a visiting scholar from Kuwait and providing more expert lectures on Kuwaiti and Gulf issues. In addition, the understanding helps pave the way for more opportunities for GW students to study abroad in Kuwait.
The Capstone Research Projects of our 2015 MA graduates are now available online. Congratulations to this year's excellent cohort of MA students, whose original research took them to Algeria, Jordan, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkey, and the West Bank.
A very special congratulations to Ryan Greenwood and Alex Randall, whose capstone Treading Softly: Responding to LGBTI Syrian Refugees in Jordan, was chosen by the institute's faculty directors as this year's most outstanding project.
Congratulations to the 2015-2016 recipients of the prestigious Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Academic Year fellowships:
Nicole Bailey: Global Communication (Arabic)
Mischa Benoit-Lavelle: Middle East Studies (Arabic)
Kelsey Fish: Global Communication (Arabic)
Alissa Fromkin: Middle East Studies (Arabic)
Liliana Martinez: International Affairs (Arabic)
Marintha Miles: Anthropology (Persian)
Amanda Sass: Middle East Studies (Hebrew)
Starling Carter: Middle East Studies (Arabic)
The FLAS fellowship awards cover full tuition and a living stipend for one academic year. For more information visit the website of the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships.
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