News - 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Quinton Alexander Beck and Eleanor Moselle Wright have been elected to Princeton’s chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. “The Phi Beta Kappa Society, founded in 1776 and the oldest of all national honorary scholastic societies, has a chapter at Princeton. Election to this chapter is based on scholastic standing and is open to candidates for...

Friday, May 23, 2014

After nine years as Chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies and twelve years as Director of the Program in Near Eastern Studies, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs M. Şükrü Hanioğlu will be stepping down effective July 1. M. Qasim Zaman, Robert H.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Seven students with NES connections were awarded summer Critical Language Scholarships by the U.S. Department of State, three for Arabic, three for Persian, and one for Urdu. NES concentrator Richard Grove ’14 studied Persian for three years in NES and will continue his study in Tajikistan.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Quinton Alexander Beck ’14 and Thomas Alexander Ledford ’13 were awarded 2014–15 Fulbright scholarships. Beck will be teaching English in Tajikistan and Ledford will be spending the year in Turkey.

Tuesday, Apr 29, 2014

NES concentrator Miranda Kalvaria’s senior thesis was featured on the University home page April 10, 2014. Advised by Assistant Professor Mirjam Künkler, Kalvaria examined the impact of sex reassignment surgery and assisted reproductive technologies on various social groups in Iran.

Thursday, Apr 10, 2014

The Princeton University Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Cyrus Schayegh to associate professor effective July 1.

Thursday, Mar 27, 2014

Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies Michael A. Cook’s new book, Ancient Religions, Modern Politics: The Islamic Case in Comparative Perspective, has been published by Princeton University Press.

Friday, Mar 14, 2014

Three students of Arabic—Nadirah Mansour and Maria Nelson, both seniors majoring in Near Eastern Studies, and Faez Syed, a graduate student in Religion—have been awarded fellowships for the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad (CASA) program.

Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014

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Friday, Mar 7, 2014

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Kevan Harris was recently interviewed by NPR as part of a story, “Iranian Women Make a Push for Greater Opportunities.” To hear the story or to read the transcript, please go to:


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