Research on the Middle East
The Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development will assume a leading role in the expansion of knowledge by supporting and conducting research on this important region of the world. The Center will bring together faculty, organizations (governmental and non-governmental), and internationally recognized experts to collaborate in quality research.
- Visiting Scholars Program (Tom Segev, 2003; Yoram Meital, 2003-04; 2005; 2006; Rami Khouri, 2006; 2007
- Summer Institutes (2-week and/or 4-week intensive institutes and/or mini-courses); Summer 2005: Teacher Training Institute on Islam (with Primary Source, Waltham)
- Research Fellows ("Affiliates in Research")
- Faculty Exchanges Collaboration and Initiatives in Science, Technology, Bio-Technology, Engineering, Nursing, Business & Management
- Training Programs: Journalism Training in Israel and Palestine
- Fall 2007: "Jewish-Muslim Dialogue"
Speaker Series & Colloquia
- 2002-03: Colloquia: "Covering the Middle East: A conference with Israeli, Palestinian, and American Journalists"
- 2003-04: Speakers included Prof. Sahar Bazzaz, "Iraqi, Female, and American: A Fresh Look at the Middle East" and Prof. Gabriel Sheffer, "Diaspora-Homeland Relations", and Prof. Naomi Chazan, "Prospects for Peace in the Middle East"
- 2004-05: Speakers included Prof. Larry Diamond (Stanford University/Hoover Institution), Rami Khouri (Daily Star, Beirut), Gregory Aftandilian (formerly, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee), and Jeff Halper (Ben Gurion University)
- Dialogue of Civilizations Programs - Egypt, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, Israel
- Ralph Bunche Award for Diplomatic Service and Peace Activism
- Study Tours, Student Exchanges, and "Dialogues" (Egypt, and tentative plans include: Turkey and Greece, Armenia and Iran, Israel and Palestine)
- Film Series & Cultural Programs in the Arts, Music, and Dance
- Identify, implement and evaluate the use of technology to facilitate personal interaction between members of the Northeastern University community with students, scholars and citizens from the Middle East
- Promote the use of technology to facilitate the inclusion of issues related to the Middle East in the curriculum.
Teacher Training & Professional Development (K-12)
Web and paper publications (web-site, Occasional Papers Series)
Dissemination of Knowledge: Synthesize, Share and Publish
The Middle East Center for Peace, Culture and Development will provide Northeastern University with a vehicle to establish it reputation for excellence this region of the World. The Center will be committed to disseminating the findings arising from its research and scholarly activities. Dissemination will take place through publications in journals, presentations and the Centers web site.