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Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014

Graduate student Simon Wolfgang Fuchs was awarded one of three European Association for South Asian Studies Research Student Awards at the 23rd meeting of the organization held July 23–26, 2014, at the University of Zurich (Switzerland).

Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

The Department and Program of Near Eastern Studies mourns the passing of our friend and colleague, Dr. Judith Laffan. Judy was a valued member of the Arabic Language instructional team since September 2011. 

Thursday, Jun 19, 2014

Max Weiss has been promoted to associate professor and granted tenure by the University. Weiss, who has a joint appointment in Near Eastern Studies and History, specializes in the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East.

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014

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Monday, Jun 2, 2014

NES held its 2014 Class Day Reception on June 2 in 1915 Hall. At the reception, the Department and Program presented this year’s prize winners and announced departmental honors.

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.

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