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Islamic and Middle East Studies

The Islamic and Middle East Studies Center offers a range of programs and initiatives focused on issues of concern to this region.

Welcome to Islamic and Middle East Studies at American University!

Islamic and Middle East Studies @ AU builds ties across the different schools at American University and connects faculty with graduate and undergraduate students. We are interdisciplinary, inclusive, and open to all who wish to contribute to the scholarly community on the Middle East at AU. Browse our Web site to see how American University from its location in Washington, DC, opens a unique vantage on the cultures, history, and politics of this complex region. Please see our full Mission Statement.

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Andrew Carnegie Centennial Fellowship

The School of Public Affairs at American University, under the auspices of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, is offering support for visiting social science scholars from Arab universities. Research themes are: participatory governance, urban development, participatory urban planning, local government reform, public service provision, the political problems of mega-cities, asset-based approaches to urban development, urban mobilization, municipal elections, and public space in the Middle East and North Africa. Visiting scholars will also collaborate with Professor Diane Singerman on a project related to these themes.
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Faculty member Elizabeth Thompson

Featured Faculty

Learn more about IMES@AU Co-Director Elizabeth Thompson

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Featured Faculty

Learn more about Professor Elke Stockreiter

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