Institutional Members

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
Middle East Studies Center 420 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Fl 
New York NY 10018 
212-730-8800 • fax 212-730-1600
Contact: Dr Robert Mason
robert.mason@aucegypt.edu 
http://www.aucegypt.edu

American University of Kuwait
PO Box 3323 
Safat 13034, Kuwait 
Contact: Magdalene El Neaman, Executive Assistant to the Dean 
College of Arts and Sciences 
+965-224-8399x 543 • fax +965-574-9638 
gulfcenter@auk.edu.kw 
melneaman@auk.edu.kw chancellor@aus.edu
http://www.auk.edu.kw

American University of Sharjah*
PO Box 26666 
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 
Contact: Björn Kjerfve, Chancellor 
+971-6-515-5555 • fax +971-6-5585858 
chancellor@aus.edu 
http://www.aus.edu

AMIDEAST*
2025 M. St NW #600 
Washington DC 20036-3363 
Contact: Elena D. Corbett, Director of Education Abroad 
202-776-9646 • fax 202-776-7029 
ecorbett@amideast.org 
http://www.amideast.org/abroad

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
tkharroub@ArabCenterDC.org 
ArabCenterDC.org

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 
admin@theacss.org 
www.theacss.org

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 
617-552-4170 
kathleen.bailey.1@bc.edu 
http://www.bc.edu/content/bc/schools/cas/ics.html

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 
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 
Ahlam Muhtaseb, Interim Director
(909)537-5897 • fax (909) 537-7107
AMuhtase@csusb.edu
http://cimes.csusb.edu

Center for International & Regional Studies-Georgetown University School of Foreign Service 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 
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: Lauren Monroe, Chair 
607-255-6275 • fax 607 -255-6450 
neareastern@cornell.edu
http://neareasternstudies.cornell.edu/ 

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 
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 
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
http://ncmideast.org/

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

Florida State University
Middle East Center 
Tallahassee, Florida 32306 
Contact: Zeina T. Schlenoff, Director 
Zafer Lababidi, Assistant Director 
fax 850-644-0524 
zschlenoff@fsu.edu or zlababidi@fsu.edu 
http://mes.fsu.edu

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

Georgetown University
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS)
Intercultural Center 241
Washington DC 20057-1020
Contact: Rochelle Davis, Director
202-687-5793 • fax 202-687-7001
ccasinfo@georgetown.edu 
http://ccas.georgetown.edu

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 
School of Global and International Studies
Bloomington IN 47405 
Contact: Ambassador Feisal Amin Rasoul Istrabadi, Director 
Jennifer Webeck, Assistant Director 
csme@indiana.edu 
https://csme.indiana.edu

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: Director 
+46 46 222 3687 
cmes@cme.lu.se 
http://www.cmes.lu.se/

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 
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: Robert Wisnovsky, 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 University of Singapore
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace 
Block B, #06-06 
Singapore 119620 
Contact: Engseng HO, Director 
mei.nus.edu.sg
meisec@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 
Kevorkian.center@nyu.edu 
http://neareaststudies.as.nyu.edu/ 

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: Muhammad Zaman, Director 
Cyrus Schayegh, Program Directgor 
609-258-4427 
Schayegh@princeton.edu
http://www.princeton.edu/~nep

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 
middle-east@spf.or.jp 
https://www.spf.org/smeif/

Simon Fraser University
7200-515 West Hastings Street 
Vancouver BC V6B 5K3 Canada 
Contact: Tamir Moustafa 
778-782-8426 
tmoustafa@sfu.ca

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 
abbasiprogram@stanford.edu 
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/islamic_studies/

Syracuse University
Middle Eastern Studies Program 
332 Eggers Hall 
Syracuse NY 13244-1090 
Contact: Yuksel Sezgin, Director 
315-443-5877 • fax 315-443-9082 
ysezgin@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 
sbs-cmes@email.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: Ted Swedenberg, 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, 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 
cmes@cmes.ucsb.edu
http://www.cmes.ucsb.edu

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 
cmes@uchicago.edu 
http://www.cmes.uchicago.edu/

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 
http://www.huss.ex.ac.uk/iais

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 
csames@illinois.edu 
http://www.csames.uiuc.edu/

University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Middle East Studies Program
Herter Hall, Box 33935
Amherst MA 01003-3935
Contact: David Mednicoff, Director
413-545-2550 • fax 413-545-5876
Judaic@judnea.umass.edu
http://www.umass.edu/judaic/

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 
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 
John Ghazvinian, Associate Director 
215-898-6355 • fax 215-573-2003 
info@mec.sas.upenn.edu 
http://mec.sas.upenn.edu

University of Southern California
Department of Middle East Studies 
USC Dornsife 
Taper Hall 256 
3501 Trousdale Parkway 
Los Angeles CA 90089-4355 
Contacts: Ramzi Rouighi, Chair 
Renee Almassizadeh, Program Specialist 
213-740-2795 • fax 213-740-9354 
https://dornsife.usc.edu/mdes/

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 
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 
Contact: Nathan Devir, Director
801-581-6181 • fax 801-581-6183 
nathan.devir@utah.edu
http://www.mec.utah.edu 

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 
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: Nevine El Nossery, Chair
608-265-6583 • fax 608-265-2919 
cmes@mailplus.wisc.edu 
http://mideast.wisc.edu

Vanderbilt University
Religious Studies Department 
Box 351585, 2301 Vanderbilt Pl 
Nashville TN 37235-1585 
Contact: Richard McGregor 
615-343-2462 
Richard.j.mcgregor@vanderbilt.edu 
http://www.vanderbilt.edu/islamicstudies

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@wustl.edu
http://jinelc.wustl.edu/ 

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 
cmes@yale.edu 
http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/cmes
 

List current as of March 21, 2018
* member in 2017 and anticipated to renew for 2018

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