April 27, 2020

Khatchig Mouradian awarded Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant

Professor Khatchig Mouradian was awarded a Humanities War & Peace Initiative Grant from Columbia’s Division of Humanities in the Arts and Sciences for his workshop and edited volume project on the literature of the Great War in the Middle East. The Humanities War and Peace Initiative (HWPI) fosters the study
April 14, 2020

COVID-19 Resource Guide

Please click on the image above for the Columbia University resource guide for COVID-19 issues.
March 26, 2020

COVID update: Arabic language proficiency exams

Given the current circumstances, we will be administering the Arabic language proficiency exams for our graduate students online, following the following guidelines: 1. Students translate a scholarly article/book/etc. into English. 2. Students may use a dictionary. 3. Exam must be taken in one sitting 4. The maximum time allowed is
January 17, 2020

New MESAAS Courses Spring 2020

CONFLICTS: REGIONS AND RELIGIONS Professor Gil Anidjar MDES UN2004 TR: 11:40am-12:55pm Prior to “conflict resolution,” there is conflict. But what is conflict and how do we understand it? This introductory lecture course proposes to explore the history and geography of “Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies” by way of
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