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

  • On February 15, MESC hosted Professor Ali Soliman, chair of the Association of Former International Civil Servants of the United Nations, as a guest speaker for the lecture, “Status and Prospects of Islamic Finance in the Middle East.” For more information click here.

  • On February 14, 2017, Robert Mason gave a presentation on Saudi policy in Africa at the Netherland's Ministry of Defence Regional Conference on Africa. For more information click here

  • Robert Mason's new book is just released. For more information click here

  • On February 8, 2017, MESC hosted Professor Salman Abu Sitta, a Palestinian researcher and member of the London- based Palestine Land Society, who gave a lecture on “The Right to Return: The Key to Peace” for more information click here

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Contact Information

Middle East Studies Center
Tel (+)2 02 2615 1746/1756 •
AUC Avenue • P.O. Box 74 • New Cairo, 11835, Egypt

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