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The Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies program offices are located in Lemberg Hall, across from Usdan and between the Castle and Schwartz Hall. Get directions to campus.

For more information about the program contact:

Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies Program
The Crown Center
Brandeis University
415 South Street, MS 010
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453

If you are currently a student at Brandeis and wish to be added to the Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies LISTSERV, please email

Program Chair
Professor Nader Habibi
Office: Lemberg Hall 226
Office Hours: Tuesdays 2:30 to 3:30 pm and by appointment

Program Coordinator
Karen Spira
Office: Lemberg Hall 203

Program Coordinator Karen Spira 

Undergraduate Departmental Representative
Emily Sorkin Smith

emilyEmily Sorkin Smith is a senior from Rockville, MD and is majoring in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She spent her junior year abroad in Amman, Jordan, where she studied Arabic. At Brandeis, she is the Editor-in-Chief of The Brandeis Hoot, a Bystander Training Facilitator at the Office of Prevention Services, and completing an independent study at the Western Jihadism Project.