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Middle East Studies

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

AUC is a member of the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies.

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 extracurricular 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.

  • On Thursday August 10, 2017, Director Robert Mason, welcomed Fahad Alsharif, Senior Research Fellow at the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) in Riyadh to MESC at AUC. For more information, click here.

  • MESC Photo Competition 2017. For more information, click here.

  • Call for papers for the conference titled, Economic Integration and Marginalization of Refugees in the Contemporary Middle East. For more information, click here.

  • Ambassador Aly Erfan, PoP at GAPP, with the help of Jessie Steinhauer and Hany Luke from MESC, has developed a document-based compendium for the Syrian crisis: The Syria Reader. For more information, click here.

  • On May 10, 2017, H.E. Helmy Fauzy, Indonesia's Ambassador to Egypt, gave a talk titled Egypt-Indonesia Relations: Towards Strategic Partnership Amidst Global Uncertainty. For more information, click here.

  • On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, MESC hosted Shoqi Maktary, a former Fulbright scholar, expert on conflict transformation and peacebuilding, and Yemen's country director for the NGO Search for Common Ground, who gave a lecture titled: Building Peace in Yemen. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events

Sep 15

5:00 PM
MESC Department
5:00 PM

Sep 16

All day event: The Graduate Student Conference is titled 'Economic Integration and Marginalization of Refugees in the Contemporary Middle East' and will be on September 16, 2017.
AUC New Cairo
All Day

Contact Information

Middle East Studies Center
Tel (+20) 02 2615 1746/1757 •
AUC Avenue • P.O. Box 74 • New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

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