MESA Mentoring Award
Ira M. Lapidus
University of California, Berkeley
In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the education and training of others in Middle East studies. With deep appreciation for a wide ranging curiosity and intellectual flexibility such that students from vastly different disciplines and regional specialties found in him a welcoming and invigorating teacher and advisor. And for his care to foster in his students both their scholarly capacity and their professional capability. It is an honor to recognize Ira M. Lapidus, an outstanding mentor and exemplary colleague who represents and encourages the best in Middle East studies.