IMES in the News
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Fall 2016 Events
The Institute for Middle East Studies is starting a book club to give students an opportunity to practice their Arabic and be exposed to Arabic literary culture. This year's first book will be an abridged copy of Sayyidi wa Habibi by Hoda Barakat, with the expectation that the abridged version would be more accessible to non-native readers of Arabic.
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.
Introduction to Islamic Economics
The Arab Uprisings Explained
Citizen Strangers: Palestinians and the Birth of Israel's Liberal Settler State
By Hossein Askari, Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs
Edited by Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
By Shira Robinson, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs