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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 groundbreaking research on anthropology, religion, history, political science, economics, gender, law and literature.

  • The Middle East Studies Center will be offering new courses in Spring 2018. For more information, click here.

  • Robert Mason writes about issues with the Trump's Middle East policy in his latest op-ed "America First, Middle East Last" for the Hill. Read more here

  • Robert Mason discusses the need for consensus in the UN Security Council even if it means discussing and negotiating on new UN Security Council Resolutions to ensure implementation of a singular recognized norm across multiple spheres of influence. Read more here 

  • On November 1, Samuel Werberg and Mustafa Popal, Press Attaché and  Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Egypt, respectively, presented at the Middle East Studies CenterFor more information, click here.

  • On October 25, Robert Mason presented "China in the Middle East (with special reference to Saudi Arabia and Iran)" at the Asian Club located in the National Research University Higher School for Economics, Moscow. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Events

Nov 29

12:00 PM to 2:30 PM: Postcolonial Cinema of the Middle East presents The Battle of Algeria (Gillo Pontecorvo, Italy/Algeria, 1966)A question and answer session with Martina Rieker, Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies, will follow the film.Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Hall, Room 2175 (Middle East Studies Center Conference Room)
MESC Conference Room 2175
12:00 PM

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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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