Institute for Middle East Studies

Academics

Students have many opportunities to participate in the academic life of the Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES). IMES offers a Master of Arts program in Middle East Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies for mid-career professionals, as well as an undergraduate major in Middle Eastern Studies. Course offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level draw heavily on the various academic departments of the University, emphasizing the interdisciplinary nature of international issues and giving students both a practical and theoretical perspective from which they can analyze world events.

Students at all levels of study are invited to participate in the wide-range of events run by the Institute each semester. IMES programming includes brown-bag lunches, academic workshops and conferences, film screenings, and the Middle East Policy Forum lecture series. Additionally, students may apply for the IMES Research Fellows program, which awards funding to students to work as a research assistants to professors of their choosing.

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Upcoming Events

POMEPS Book Launch
"The Awakening of Muslim Democracy"
With Jocelyne Cesari
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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IMES Lecture Series
"Ethnic "Homelands": Imagining a New Middle East, 1919 - 1948"
With Laura Robson
Wednesday January 28th, 2015
3:30 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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Middle East Policy Forum
"Spotlight: Iraq"
Featuring Amb. Lukman Faily
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015
6:30 PM
Harry Harding Auditorium (Room 213), Elliott School of International Affairs
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Kuwait Chair Lecture
"The World: As Seen By the Arab Gulf"
Featuring Amb. Edward "Skip" Gnehm
Thursday, February 12th, 2015
6:30 PM
Harry Harding Auditorium (Room 213), Elliott School of International Affairs
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1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 512
Washington, D.C. 20052