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Announcements

Program Chair Nader Habibi and UDR Adina Heistein ('17) represented IMES at Brandeis' Admitted Students Day Academic Fair. We look forward to meeting the incoming students in the fall!

Have questions about the program? Meet Program Chair, Nader Habibi, during his office hours on Tuesdays 2:30-3:30 pm or by appointment.

Current sophomores: Be sure to register as an IMES major with Program Chair Nader Habibi this semester.

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Welcome

The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies (IMES) program has an interdisciplinary curriculum organized and taught by faculty in the Departments of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies (NEJS), Politics, History, Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Fine Arts, and African and Afro-American Studies. Designed to provide a strong foundation in Middle Eastern Studies with a specialized knowledge of Islam, the program provides unique opportunities to examine current geopolitical events and develop a deep understanding of religion, culture, and society in the Arab World, Turkey, Iran, and Israel.

With a solid training in language, history, political theory and praxis, and the ideals and practices of Islam, the program is especially appropriate for students wishing to pursue graduate work in the fields of Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Studies, and it provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue careers dealing directly or indirectly with the Middle East.

The IMES program is administered by the Crown Center for Middle East Studies, which is home to a number of IMES faculty. Opportunities for study abroad and internships or fellowships in the Middle East are also available.

For a more detailed look at the IMES program, please review the university bulletin.