The mission of the Middle East Center for Peace, Culture, and Development is to support the research and academic mission of Northeastern University by coordinating University initiatives throughout the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and North Africa. The Center will engage: (a) Northeastern faculty from a range of disciplines and Colleges; (b) International scholars, policy makers, and other professionals; and (c) Northeastern students in a comprehensive set of Middle East (including parts of the Mediterranean and North Africa) activities and partnerships.
The Center is dedicated to fostering peace and advancing cooperation in the Middle East - and between the Middle East and the United States - through:
- research collaboration;
- the sponsorship of conferences, seminars, colloquia and curricular enhancements;
- supporting 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.
We have reciprocal links with institutions both in the Middle East and Mediterranean Basin with a distinguished, and growing, roster of Center Fellows. Our multidisciplinary nature is reinforced by close collaboration with departments and individuals within the University that have Middle Eastern expertise.