The Institute for Middle East Studies was founded in 2007 as part of a broad, University-wide initiative to support academic work on the Middle East. IMES faculty associates represent a breadth of disciplines from political science to media and public affairs to religion to international business. IMES faculty associates are instrumental in coordinating major grant proposals, organizing research workshops and conferences for the Institute, and contributing original research to current academic and policy debates.

Upcoming Events

Book Launch – Nermin Allam: Women and the Egyptian Revolution

09/05/2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm Lindner Family Commons (Room 602) 1957 E St NW Washington, DC 20052 Nermin Allam will join POMEPS to discuss her new book, Women and the Egyptian Revolution: Engagement and Activism During the 2011 Arab Uprisings, at the Elliott School for...
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Thu, Sept. 13, 2018 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Lindner Family Commons, 1957 E Street, Washington, D.C. 20052  What are catalysts for instability? After the advent of the Arab Spring, many of the issues that inspired the movement remain unresolved.This conference...
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Gershon Shafir: Occupational Risks Israel in the West Bank

Wednesday, March 7 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Room 505 1957 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20052 This talk raises the two burning questions in this 50th anniversary of the 1967 War. First, “Is the presence of Israel’s military and settlers in the West Bank an occupation?” An...
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Kareem Abdulrahman: Translating Novels, Translating Experiences

Monday, March 26, 4:00pm IMES Conference Room, Suite 512 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 Kareem Abdulrahman translated the first Kurdish novel ever to appear in English. The 2016 novel,I Stared at the Night of the City, by Bakhtiyar Ali, tells the story of a...
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Film Screening and Discussion with Amahl Bishara: Take My Pictures For Me

Thursday April 12, 6:00pm Room 505 1957 E Street, NW Washington, DC 20052 Can anyone really capture another people's stories? In this short documentary, Prof. Amahl Bishara puts the very notion of representing other people to question. In conversations with her...
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