This award contributes funding towards a symposium on Understanding the New Middle East, organized by the Center for Near Eastern Studies and faculty from the Departments of History, Sociology and Anthropology. This conference will bring together academics, commentators, and other experts to explore the roots and nature of the current crises in the Middle East and to plot the region’s future trajectory. 

The meeting is motivated by the rise of several flashpoints that have radically altered the regional balance of power, the viability of existing states and the emergence and proliferation of violent non-state actors.



Affiliated Faculty

James Gelvin (Social Sciences: History), Kevan Harris (Social Sciences: Sociology), Aoumar Boum (Social Sciences: Anthropology), Aslı Bâli (Law, and Director of the Center for Near Eastern Studies.)



Affiliated Departments



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