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The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Program is in Lown 211. Get directions to campus and to Lown.

For more information about the program contact:

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Program
Near Eastern and Judaic Studies Department
Brandeis University
415 South Street, MS 054
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

(781) 736-2950

IMES Chair

Professor Joseph Lumbard
Office: Lown 209

Undergraduate Advising Head

Professor Nader Habibi
Office: Heller-Brown 361

Undergraduate Departmental Representatives

Katy Dowling '15

Katy DowlingHi there! My name is Katy Dowling and I'm looking forward to being one of the IMES UDRs this year. I'm currently a junior majoring in IMES and Politics with a minor in Religious Studies. I'm from Warwick, New York (think apple orchards, not the city!) and I'm currently working in at the Crown Center for Middle Eastern Studies. In my not-so-free time, I'm Fundraising Chair for the crew team, secretary of Russian Club, and I help tutor kids in Arabic! If you need me you you can always find me. Hope you're as excited as I am for this year!

Ryan Yuffe '15

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