Middle East Studies Center
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Middle East Studies Center

Mission and objectives

The Middle East Studies Center (MESC) is part of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo.

MESC supports research, teaching and outreach across a range of disciplines. It administers the BA, Diploma and MA program in Middle East Studies, whose alumni span academia, the private sector, NGOs and government service.

Through a variety of curricular and extracurricular activities, it aims to build on its international reputation and location as a natural hub for Middle Eastern studies. MESC organisation and participation in conferences, lectures and workshops serve to present groundbreaking research on anthropology, religion, history, political science, economics, gender, law and literature.

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