Institute for Middle East Studies

Student Research

In their final semester, students participate in a three credit capstone course that allows them to apply their substantive and theoretical knowledge of the Middle East to a current policy problem. Working under the guidance of a Middle East Studies faculty member, students use their research, writing, presentation and teamwork skills to produce a policy-based research paper.

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2014 Capstone Papers

2013 Capstone Papers

2012 Capstone Papers


2011 Capstone Papers


2010 Capstone Papers


2009 Capstone Papers

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Upcoming Events

Middle East Policy Forum
"Countering ISIS: An Evening with Ambassador Jeffrey, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq"
With Ambassador James Jeffrey

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
7:00 PM
Room 113, Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Conference
"The Arab Uprisings Explained: A Half-Day Conference"
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
9:00 AM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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Middle East Policy Forum
"The New Arabs: How the Millenial Generation is Changing the Middle East"
With Dr. Juan Cole

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
6:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Book Launch
"Official Stories: Politics and National Narratives in Egypt and Algeria"
With Dr. Laurie Brand
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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IMES Title VI Journalism Initiative
"Reporting from Yemen"
With Laura Kasinof
Thursday, October 16th, 2014
12:00 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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