"I have a deep-seated bias against hate and intolerance. I have a bias against racial and religious bigotry. I have a bias that leads me to believe in the essential goodness of my fellow man, which leads me to believe that no problem of human relations is ever insoluble."
- Ralph Bunch
Middle East Center and International Affairs Program win coveted Social Science Research Council grant to support Project "Engaging Journalism and Public Policy Students in Muslim Societies" at NU.
Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development
360 Huntington Avenue
270 Holmes Hall
Boston, MA 02115
“The Radical Middle: Building Bridges between America and the Muslim World”
The Grand Mufti of Egypt Sheikh Ali Gomaa
Northeastern University - Blackman Auditorium
Monday, March 19, 2012
Doors open at 5 pm
Remembering Anthony Shadid
A reporter, author and an extraordinary human being whose words, insight and humanity will be missed.
Visit the New York Times page to learn more.
FALL 2012 OPEN CLASSROOM LECTURE SERIES: AMERICA, ISLAM & THE MIDDLE EAST
In Fall 2012, the Northeastern Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development; and International Affairs Program present a semester-long Open Classroom titled American, Islam and the Middle East. This course is open to the public and focuses on America's Engagement with the Muslim World, and course instructors and lecturers will investigate the traditions, cultures and contemporary politics of the countries in the Middle East. Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Syria, and Egypt will receive significant attention in this course. Visit our webpage here.
Middle East Center activities
The Center is dedicated to fostering peace and advancing cooperation in the Middle East through: research; the sponsorship of conferences, seminars, colloquia and curricular enhancements; the provision of support for local and visiting scholars whose research is related to the Center's activities; and the establishment of close relations with academic and research institutions in the Middle East and North Africa that covers the region from Morocco to Turkey and Iran. Learn More >>
WHAT WILL BECOME OF EGYPT'S ELECTIONS
After a week of clashes with the military council, Egyptians cast their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since Hosni Mubarak was removed from power. The Northeastern news asked Professor of Political Science Denis Sullivan, director of Northeastern’s Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development, to assess this historic event, the potential roadblocks that remain in the election process and what a legitimate and successful election would mean for the region. Read the article here!
Discovering the Middle East
On May 11th, 32 Arabic, Photography and Journalism students embarked on a trip to the Middle East. Originally intended for Egypt, this program in Jordan and Turkey is giving students a glimpse into not just the political changes taking place on a daily basis, but also insights into the diversity and beauty of the region. They are recording their thoughts and reflections in an ongoing blog. Read their stories here
Revolutions in Egypt and Arab World: Sources and Resources
World Changing events are occurring in Egypt and across the Arab World. Stay abreast of all events with on our Egypt Sources and Resources page. Follow this link to learn more:
Egypt Sources and Resources