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

POMEPS Co-Sponsored Event
"Public Opinion in the Arab World"
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Friday, October 31st, 2014
10:00 PM
US Institute of Peace
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IMES Title VI Lecture
"Lecture with Rosie Bsheer"
With Dr. Rosie Bsheer
Monday, November 17th, 2014
3:30 PM
Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs
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POMEPS Book Launch
"Answering the Call: Popular Islamic Activism in Sadat’s Egypt"
With Dr. Abdullah Al-Arian
Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of International Affairs
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Institute for Middle East Studies
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