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Middle East Studies

The Middle East Studies Center is part of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo.

MESC supports research, teaching and outreach across a range of disciplines. MESC administers the BA, Diploma and MA program in Middle East Studies, whose alumni span academia, the private sector, NGOs and government service. Through a variety of curricular and extra-curricular activities, we aim to build on our international reputation and location as a natural hub for Middle Eastern studies.

Our organization and participation in conferences, lectures, and workshops serve to present ground breaking research on anthropology, religion, history, political science, economics, gender, law and literature.

  • Congratulations to Dr Sandrine Gamblin for her new publication Sports and Society in the Middle East Cairo Papers in Social Science Vol. 34, No. 2. Edited with Professor Nicholas S. Hopkins, also from AUC, it is the outcome of a symposium that MESC organised  and co-sponsored in March 2015. Details here
  • Dr Sandrine Gamblin from MESC, along with the French Institute in Cairo, organized a talk by Thomas Piketty, the internationally renowned French economist, professor and author of Capital in the Twenty First Century on June 2, 2016 to a capacity crowd at Ewart Memorial Hall, AUC Tahrir Square. Details here. Special thanks to him and the moderator of his talk Ziad Bahaa Eddin.
  • Professor Allison Hodgkins writes about the recent Jordanian parliamentary elections in her op-ed for MESC.
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Middle East Studies Center
Tel (+)2 02 2615 1746/1756 •
AUC Avenue • P.O. Box 74 • New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

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