MESA - Middle East Studies Association

MESA's Institutional Members

(List current as of March 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
ismc@aku.edu
http://www.aku.edu/ismc

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
a.chekayri@aui.org
http://www.aui.ma/

American University in Cairo

420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Fl
New York NY 10018
212-730-8800 • fax 212-730-1600
president@aucegypt.edu      
http://www.aucegypt.edu

American University of Beirut

3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York NY 10017-2303
Contact: Waleed Hazbun, Director of Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies
212-583-7600 • fax 212-583-7650
wh20@aub.edu.lb ; cames@aub.edu.lb
http://www.aub.edu.lb

American University of Kuwait

PO Box 3323
Safat 13034, Kuwait
Contact: President
+965-224-8399x 543 • fax +965-574-9638
gulfcenter@auk.edu.kw
http://www.auk.edu.kw

American University of Sharjah

PO Box 26666
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Contact: Peter Heath, Chancellor
+971-6-515-5555 • fax +971-6-5585858             
hadajian@aus.edu
http://www.aus.edu

AMIDEAST

1730 M St NW #1100
Washington DC 20036
Contact: Cara Lane-Toomey, Director of Study Abroad and Outreach
202-776-9627 • fax 202-776-7027
clane@amideast.org
http://www.amideast.org/abroad

Arab Center Washington DC (ACW)

800 10th Street NW Suite 650
Washington DC 20001
Contact: Asmaa H. Abughazaleh, Director of Operations
aabughazaleh@ArabCenterDC.org
202-750-4000 • fax 202-750-4002
ArabCenterDC.org

Arab Council for the Social Sciences

Jeanne D'Arc Street
Hamra Mohsen Ghandour Bldg, M Floor
Beirut, Lebanon
Contact: Seteney Shami, Director General

Brandeis University

Crown Center for Middle East Studies
Mailstop 010
Waltham MA 02454-9110
Contact: Shai Feldman, Director
781-736-5320 • fax 781-736-5324
crowncenter@brandeis.edu
http://www.brandeis.edu/crown

Brown University

Middle East Studies
Box 1970, Watson Institute for International Studies
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912
Contact: Beshara Doumani, Director
Sarah Tobin, Associate Director
401-863-6924
cmes@brown.edu
http://www.middleeastbrown.org/

California State University, San Bernardino

Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
5500 University Parkway
San Bernardino CA 92407-2397
Ece Algan, Director
909-537-7469 • fax (909) 537-7107
ealgan@csusb.edu
http://cimes.csusb.edu

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

Georgetown Building - Education City
PO Box 23689
Doha, Qatar
Contact: Mehran Kamrava, Director
+974 4457 8400 • fax+974 4457 8401
cirsresearch@georgetown.edu
http://cirs.georgetown.edu

Columbia University

Middle East Institute
1114 International Affairs Bldg
New York NY 10027
Contact: Brinkley Messick, Director
amb49@columbia.edu 
http://www.mei.columbia.edu

Cornell University

Dept of Near Eastern Studies
409 White Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-7901
Contact: Ross Brann, Chair
607-255-6275 • fax 607 -255-6450
neareastern@cornell.edu
http://www.arts.cornell.edu/nes/index.html

Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC)

PO Box 37012, MRC-178
Washington DC 20013-7012
Contact: Christopher Tuttle, Director
Heidi Massaro, Deputy Director
202.633.1599 • fax 202-786-2430
wiederkehr.heidi@caorc.org
http://www.caorc.org

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
asian.studies@dartmouth.edu
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~asia

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
cernst@email.unc.edu
miriam.cooke@duke.edu

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Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies

The Fletcher School, Tufts University
160 Packard Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Contact: Nadim Shehadi, Director
617-627-6560
nadim.shehadi@tufts.edu
http://fletcher.tufts.edu/farescenter

Foundation for Iranian Studies

4343 Montgomery Ave #200
Bethesda MD 20814
Contact: Mahnaz Afkhami, Director
301-657-1990 • fax 301-657-1983
fis@fis-iran.org
http://www.fis-iran.org

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
Kate Getz, Operations Manager
202-994-5582
imes@gwu.edu
http://www.gwu.edu/~imes

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
sstoll@fas.harvard.edu
http://cmes.hmdc.harvard.edu

ILEX Foundation

82 Revere Street
Boston MA 02114
Contact: Niloo Fotouhi, Executive Director
617-723-9977 • fax 617-723-3366
nf@ilexfoundation.org
http://www.ilexfoundation.org

Indiana University Bloomington

Center for the Study of the Middle East
Goodbody Hall 208
Dept of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
Indiana University
Bloomington IN 47405
Contact: Prof. Çiğdem Balım Harding, Associate Director
csme@indiana.edu
http://www.indiana.edu/~csme/

International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

500 Grove Street, 2nd Floor
Herndon VA 20170
Contact: AbdulHamid AbuSulayman
703-471-1133 • fax 703-471-3922
iiit@iiit.org
http://www.iiit.org

King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives

PO Box 2945
Riyadh 11461 
Saudi Arabia
Contact: Fahd Al-Semmari
info@darah.org.sa

Lund University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Box 201, 221 00
Lund, Sweden
Contact: Leif Stenberg, Director
+46 46 222 3687
cmes@cme.lu.se
http://www.cmes.lu.se/

Marquette University

Office of International Education
Alumni Memorial Union, 425
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee WI 53201-1881
Contact: Terence Miller, Director
414-288-7289 • fax 414-288-3701
http://www.marquette.edu/oie/index.shtml  

McGill University

Institute of Islamic Studies
3485 McTavish, Morrice Hall Rm 319
Montréal QC H3A 1Y1 Canada
Contact: Rula Abisaab, Director
514-398-6077 • fax 514-398-6731
info.islamics@mcgill.ca

MERIP/Middle East Report

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

Middle East Institute, National Singapore University

29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Block B, #06-06
Singapore 119620
Contact: Engseng HO, Director
mei.nus.edu.sg

New York University

Hagop Kevokian Center for Near
Eastern Studies 
50 Washington Sq South
New York NY 10012
Contact: Helga Tawil-Souri, Director
212-998-8877 • fax 212-995-4144
Kevorkian.center@nyu.edu
http://www.nyu.edu/gsas/program/neareast

Ocean County College

Middle Eastern Studies Center
Gateway Building, Room 405
Toms River NJ 08754
Contact: Maysa Hayward, Director
mhayward@ocean.edu
www.ocean.edu

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
middleeaststudiescenter@pdx.edu
http://www.mesc.pdx.edu

Princeton University, Program in Near Eastern Studies

110 Jones Hall
Princeton NJ 08544-1008
Contact: Cyrus Schayegh, Director
609-258-4427         
http://www.princeton.edu/~nep

Simon Fraser University

515 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6B 5K3 Canada
Contact: Tamir Moustafa
778-782-8426 • fax 778-782-7837
tmoustafa@sfu.ca

Stanford University

Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies
Encina Hall West Rm 216
Stanford CA 94305-6045
Contact: Robert Crews, Director
650-736-8122 • fax 650-723-3010
abbasiprogram@stanford.edu
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/islamic_studies/

Syracuse University

Middle Eastern Studies Program
332 Eggers Hall
Syracuse NY 13244-1090
Contact: Mehrzad Boroujerdi, Director
315-443-5877 • fax 315-443-9082
mboroujerdi@maxwell.syr.edu
http://middle-eastern-studies.syr.edu

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
mideast@mail.arizona.edu
http://www.cmes.arizona.edu

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
mest@uark.edu
http://www.uark.edu/depts/mesp/

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
cmes@berkeley.edu
http://cmes.berkeley.edu

University of California, Los Angeles

Gustav von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies
10286 Bunche Hall, PO Box 951480
Los Angeles CA 90095-1480
Contact: Asli Bali, Director
310-825-1181 • fax 310-206-2406
cnes@international.ucla.edu
http://www.international.ucla.edu/cnes/

University of California, Santa Barbara

Center for Middle East Studies
Humanities & Social Sciences Building
Santa Barbara CA 93106-3130
Contact: Adam Sabra, Director
805-893-5034 • fax 805-893-2059
cmes@isber.ucsb.edu
http://www.cmes.ucsb.edu

University of Exeter

Institute of Arab & Islamic Studies
Stocker Road
Exeter EX4 4ND  United Kingdom
Contact: Jane Clark, Administrator
+44-1392-264036 • fax +44-1392-264035
iais-info@ex.ac.uk
http://www.huss.ex.ac.uk/iais

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Center for South Asian & Middle
Eastern Studies
Rm 221, 910 South Fifth Street
Champaign IL 61820
217-244-7331 • fax 217-265-6399
Contacts: Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi, Director
Angela S. Williams, Associate Director
csames@illinois.edu
http://www.csames.uiuc.edu/

University of Michigan

Center for Middle Eastern & North African Studies
1080 South University Suite 3603
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1106
Contact: Juan Cole, Director
734-764-0350 • fax 734-764-8523
cmenas@umich.edu
http://www.ii.umich.edu/cmenas/

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
lguo@nd.edu
http://classics.nd.edu

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
info@mec.sas.upenn.edu
http://mec.sas.upenn.edu

University of Southern California

Middle East Studies Program
USC Dornsife
Taper Hall 449
3501 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles CA 90089-0151
Contact: Laurie A. Brand, Director
213-740-2795• fax 213-740-9354
https://dornsife.usc.edu/mesp/

University of Texas at Austin

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
1 University Station, F9400
Austin TX 78712-0527
Contact: Karin G. Wilkins, Director
512-471-3881 • fax 512-471-7834
cmes@menic.utexas.edu
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cmes

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
tim.harrison@utoronto.ca
http://www.utoronto.ca/nmc/

University of Utah

Middle East Center
Orson Spencer Hall
260 S Central Campus Dr Rm 153
Salt Lake City UT 84112-9157
801-581-6181 • fax 801-581-6183
kellie.hubbard@utah.edu
http://www.mec.utah.edu

University of Washington

Middle East Center
225 Thomson Hall, Box 353650
Seattle WA 98195
Contacts: Philip S. Schuyler, Director
Felicia Hecker, Associate Director
206-543-4227 • fax 206-685-0668
mecuw@u.washington.edu
http://jsis.washington.edu/mideast

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Middle East Studies Program
323 Ingraham Hall 
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison WI 53706
Contact: Uli Schamiloglu, Chair
608-265-6583 • fax 608-265-2919
cmes@mailplus.wisc.edu
http://mideast.wisc.edu

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
jinelc@artsci.wustl.edu
http://jinelc.wustl.edu/

Yale University

Council on Middle East Studies
PO Box 208324, 34 Hillhouse Ave Rm 342
New Haven CT 06520
Contact: Frank Griffel, Chair
203-436-2553 • fax 203-432-9381
cmes@yale.edu
http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/cmes



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