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. Institute for Middle East Studies faculty represent a breadth of disciplines from political science to media and public affairs to religion to international business. Our faculty 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.
Following the recent guidance from the President's Office and ESIA leadership team on the COVID-19 situation, we have decided to close the Institute for Middle East Studies Suite 512 from Monday, March 16 through the end of the instructional continuity period, April 5. While we will maintain all essential operations remotely, this closure is designed to prevent non-essential gatherings on campus which could facilitate the spread of the virus. The institute has also cancelled all public events scheduled to take place through the end of term. In terms of re-opening the office and allowing small gatherings and workshops etc. We will re-evaluate the situation at the end of March and update the website accordingly.
LATEST ALUMNI NEWSLETTER
Our Fall 2019 Alumni Newsletter has officially been published. To read the newsletter, please click the link below.
2019 FATIMA MERNISSI BOOK AWARD WINNER - Ilana Feldman
Dr. Ilana Feldman has been awarded the 2019 Fatima Mernissi Book Award. Ilana Feldman’s Life Lived in Relief is a searing look at how the politics of humanitarian aid have trapped Palestinians in a cycle of dependence, even while international politics have halted any viable alternative for Palestinian statehood. Feldman’s research illuminates Palestinian dignity and the indignities that they have faced even as the international community purports to help Palestinians cope with one of the region’s greatest humanitarian crises.
For more information, please visit this website: https://mesana.org/awards/awardee/mesa-book-awards/ilana-feldman