Center for Middle East Studies


The Center for Middle East Studies at ICRS is dedicated to promoting and strengthening the study and understanding of the societies, political systems, and international relations of the Middle East and broader Islamic world through research and public forums for dialogue and debate on the contemporary politics of the region. The program also supports students at the Korbel School who have a regional focus in the Middle East in pursuing opportunities for study, travel, and work in the region.

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“The Center for Middle East Studies is focusing its efforts on two research themes in 2020-2021. The first is a study of the global destabilizing effects of Middle East authoritarianism. The second project is examining how the coronavirus pandemic has affected social, political and economic trends in the Middle East.”

Nader Hashemi, Director, Center for Middle East Studies Learn more
Tehran, Iran
middle east

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