MESA - Middle East Studies Association

MESA's Institutional Members

(List current as of December 2017)

Aga Khan University

Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
210 Euston Road
London NE1 2DA 
United Kingdom
+44-20-7380-3800 • fax +44-20-7380-3830

Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane

School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Ifrane 53000, Morocco
Contact: Dean Mohamed Dahbi
Abdellah Chekayri, Arabic Language & North African Studies Program Coordinator
+212-535862448 • fax +212-535862977

American University in Cairo

Middle East Studies Center 420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Fl
New York NY 10018
212-730-8800 • fax 212-730-1600 Contact: Dr Robert Mason,

American University of Sharjah

PO Box 26666
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Contact: Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor
+971-6-515-5555 • fax +971-6-5585858    


2025 M. St NW #600
Washington DC 20036-3363
Contact:  Elena D. Corbett, Director of Education Abroad
202-776-9646 • fax 202-776-7029

Arab Center Washington DC (ACW)

800 10th Street NW Suite 650
Washington DC 20001
Contact: Tamara Kharroub, Assistant Executive Director

202-750-4000 • fax 202-750-4002

Arab Council for the Social Sciences

John Kennedy Street
Alamuddin Bldg, 2nd floor
Ain El Mraisseh
Beirut, Lebanon
Contact: Seteney Shami, Director General
+961 1 370214 • fax +961 1 370215

Boston College

Program in Islamic Civilization & Societies
Boston College
c/o Political Science Department
Chestnut Hill MA 02467
Contact: Ali Banuazizi, Director
Kathleen Bailey, Associate Director

Brown University

Middle East Studies
Box 1970, Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
Contact: Beshara Doumani, Director

California State University, San Bernardino

Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407-2397
Ahlam Muhtaseb, Interim Director

(909)537-5897 • fax (909) 537-7107

Center for International & Regional Studies-Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar

Center for International and Regional Studies-Georgetown University in Qatar
Education City, Qatar Foundation
PO Box 23689
Doha, Qatar
Contact: Suzi Mirgani, Managing Editor

Mehran Kamrava, Director
+974 4457 8400 • fax+974 4457 8401

Columbia University

Middle East Institute
1114 International Affairs Bldg
New York NY 10027
Contact: Brinkley Messick, Director

Cornell University

Dept of Near Eastern Studies
409 White Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-7901
Contact: Lauren Monroe, Chair
607-255-6275 • fax 607 -255-6450

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

PO Box 37012, MRC-178
Washington DC 20013-7012
Contact: Heidi Wiederkehr, Deputy Director
202.633.1599 • fax 202-786-2430

Dartmouth College

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program
101D Bartlett Hall
Hanover, NH 03755
Dartmouth College
Hanover NH 03755-3525
Contact: Dale F. Eickelman
603-646-2861 • fax 603 -646-3115

Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

c/o University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
3025 FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro St. CB# 7582
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7582 
Contacts: Carl W. Ernst (UNC)
Miriam Cooke (Duke)
919-843-0129 • fax 919-843-2102

Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

The Fletcher School, Tufts University
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Contact: Nadim Shehadi, Director

Florida State University

Middle East Center
Tallahassee, Florida 32306
Contact: Zeina T. Schlenoff, Director
Zafer Lababidi, Assistant Director
fax 850-644-0524 or


Foundation for Iranian Studies

4343 Montgomery Ave #200
Bethesda MD 20814
Contact: Mahnaz Afkhami, Director
301-657-1990 • fax 301-657-1983

George Washington University

Institute for Middle East Studies
Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E Street, NW, Suite 512
Washington, DC 20052
Contacts: Nathan Brown, Director
Salimah Shabbaz, Operations Manager

Harvard University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
38 Kirkland Street
Cambridge MA 02138
Contact: Sarah Stoll, CASA Program & Alumni Coordinator
617-495-8127 • fax 617-496-8584

ILEX Foundation

82 Revere Street
Boston MA 02114
Contact: Niloo Fotouhi, Executive Director
617-723-9977 • fax 617-723-3366

Indiana University Bloomington

Center for the Study of the Middle East
School of Global and International Studies

Bloomington IN 47405
Contact: Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul Istrabadi, Director
Jennifer Webeck, Assistant Director

King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives

PO Box 2945
Riyadh 11461 
Saudi Arabia
Contact: Fahd Al-Semmari

Lund University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Box 201, 221 00
Lund, Sweden
Contact: Leif Stenberg, Director
+46 46 222 3687

Marquette University

Office of International Education
Holthusen Hall, 4th Floor
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Contact: Terence Miller, Director
414-288-7289 • fax 414-288-3701  

McGill University

Institute of Islamic Studies
3485 McTavish, Morrice Hall Rm 319
Montréal QC H3A 1Y1 Canada
Contact: Robert Wisnovsky, Director
514-398-6077 • fax 514-398-6731

MERIP/Middle East Report

1344 T St. NW #1
Washington DC 20009
Contact: Chris Toensing, Executive Director
202-223-3677• fax 202-223-3604

Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore

29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Block B, #06-06
Singapore 119620
Contact: Engseng HO, Director

New York University

Hagop Kevokian Center for Near Eastern Studies 
50 Washington Sq South
New York NY 10012
Contact: Helga Tawil Souri, Director

Ocean County College

Middle Eastern Studies Center
Gateway Building, Room 405
Toms River NJ 08754
Contact: Maysa Hayward, Director

Portland State University

Middle East Studies Center
PO Box 751
Portland OR 97207-1851
Contact: Birol Yesilada, Director
503-725-4074 • fax 503-725-5320

Princeton University, Program in Near Eastern Studies

110 Jones Hall
Princeton NJ 08544-1008
Contact: Muhammad Zaman, Director
Cyrus Schayegh, Program Directgor

The Sasakawa Middle East Islam Fund

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Building
1-15-16 Toranomom
Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8524 Japan
+81-3-5157-5185 • fax +81-3-5157-5158

Simon Fraser University

7200-515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5K3 Canada
Contact: Tamir Moustafa

Stanford University

Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Encina Hall West Rm 216
Stanford CA 94305-6045
Contact:Zack Al-Witri, Associate Director
650-736-8122 • fax 650-723-3010

Syracuse University

Middle Eastern Studies Program
332 Eggers Hall
Syracuse NY 13244-1090
Contact: Yuksel Sezgin, Director
315-443-5877 • fax 315-443-9082

University of Arizona

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
845 N Park Ave, Room 470
Tucson AZ 85721
Contact: Anne H. Betteridge, Director
520-621-5450 • fax 520-621-9257

University of Arkansas

King Fahd Center for Middle East & Islamic Studies
202 Old Main
Fayetteville AR 72701
Contact: Thomas Paradise, Director
479-575-4157 • fax 479-575-3629

University of California, Berkeley

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
340 Stephens Hall #2314
Berkeley CA 94720
Contact: Emily Gottreich, Chair
510-642-8208 • fax 510-643-3001

University of California, Santa Barbara

Center for Middle East Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences Building 3073
Santa Barbara CA 93106-3130
Contact: Adam Sabra, Director
805-893-4245 • fax 805-893-7671

University of Chicago

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
5828 S. University Avenue
Chicago IL 60637
Contact: Orit Bashkin, Director
773-702-8297 • fax 773-702-2587

University of Exeter

Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies
Stocker Road
Exeter EX4 4ND  United Kingdom
Contact: Mark Valeri, Administrator
+44-1392-264036 • fax +44-1392-264035

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Center for South Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
221 International Studies Building

910 South Fifth Street
Champaign IL 61820
217-244-7331 • fax 217-265-6399
Contacts: Hadi Esfahani, Director
Angela S. Williams, Associate Director

University of Michigan

Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies
1080 South University Suite 3603
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1106
Contact: Samer Ali, Director
734-764-0350 • fax 734-764-8523

University of Notre Dame

Department of Classics
304 O’Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame IN 46556
Contact: Li Guo, Director of Arabic Studies Program
574-631-7195 • fax 574-631-4268

University of Pennsylvania

Middle East Center
228 Fisher-Benett Hall #228, 3340 Walnut St
Philadelphia PA 19104-6203
Contact: Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Director
Zeynep Turan, Associate Director
215-898-6355 • fax 215-573-2003

University of Southern California

Department of Middle East Studies
USC Dornsife
Taper Hall 256
3501 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089-0352
Contacts: Ramzi Rouighi, Director
Renee Almassizadeh, Program Specialist
213-740-2795 • fax 213-740-9354

University of Texas at Austin

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
1 University Station, F9400
Austin TX 78712-0527
Contact: Karen Grumberg, Director
512-471-3881 • fax 512-471-7834

University of Toronto

Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
4 Bancroft Avenue
Toronto ON M5S 1C1 Canada
Contact: Timothy P. Harrison, Chair
416-978-6600 • fax 416-978-3305

University of Utah

Middle East Center
Orson Spencer Hall
260 S Central Campus Dr Rm 153
Salt Lake City UT 84112-9157
Contact: Nathan Devir, Director

801-581-6181 • fax 801-581-6183

University of Washington

Middle East Center
225 Thomson Hall, Box 353650
Seattle WA 98195
Contacts: Arzoo Osanloo, Director
Felicia Hecker, Associate Director
206-543-4227 • fax 206-685-0668

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Middle East Studies Program
323 Ingraham Hall 
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison WI 53706
Contact: Nevine El Nossery, Chair

608-265-6583 • fax 608-265-2919

Vanderbilt University

Religious Studies Department
Box 351585, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl
Nashville TN 37235-1585
Contact: Richard McGregor

Washington University in St. Louis

Jewish, Islamic & Near Eastern Studies
Campus Box 1121, One Brookings Drive
St Louis MO 63130
Contact: Nancy Berg, Director
314-935-8567 • fax 314-935-7462

Yale University

Council on Middle East Studies
PO Box 208206, 34 Hillhouse Ave Rkz 346
New Haven CT 06520
Contact: Kishwar Rizvi, Chair
203-436-2553 • fax 203-432-6875

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