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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.

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 groundbreaking research on anthropology, religion, history, political science, economics, gender, law and literature. Read about our Visiting Scholars here.

"I feel very fortunate to have been a MESC fellow and to have been a part of such a dynamic and academically rigorous MA program."
Sara Adel Hussein, 2018

Upcoming Events

Basic Arabic words with English meaning 

ِArabic Proficiency Exam
MESC' Graduate and Undergraduate

Contact Information


Middle East Studies Center
Tel +20.2.2615 1746/1757 •
AUC Avenue • P.O. Box 74 • New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

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