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Welcome to Middle East Studies at American University!
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.
Learn more about MES@AU Co-Director Elizabeth Thompson
is hosting the Egyptian Revolution Working Group (ERWG) for the
Academic year 2014-2015. ERWG
is a group of Washington DC-based scholars and advanced graduate
student who share their research as it relates to the ongoing
Egyptian revolution. The goal of ERWG is to support scholarship on
the ongoing Egyptian revolution against the background of social
theories of political change. By convening DC scholars across a range
of disciplines, seeking to better understand the social and cultural
processes at work in the Egyptian revolution.
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.