Institute for Middle East Studies


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

IMES Journalism Initiative
"Reporting Iran"
Featuring Roya Hakakian
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
12:00 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Book Launch
"The Other Saudis: Shiism, Dissent and Sectarianism"
Featuring Dr. Toby Matthiesen
Friday, March 6th, 2015
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs
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Phone: 202.994.9249
Fax: 202.994.4055
Twitter: @IMESatGWU

Institute for Middle East Studies
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 512
Washington, D.C. 20052