Friday, Apr 10, 2020

Leon Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 91, just two weeks before his 92nd birthday.

Monday, Apr 6, 2020

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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

If you would like to declare Near Eastern Studies as your major, please click on the following link to learn how to do so,, and welcome to NES!

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency situation, the Third Annual Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference will not be held as scheduled on May 7-8, 2020. Instead, the conference has been postponed to fall 2020. Another update about the status of the conference will be issued at nes....

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

Please click on the following links for the latest information about funding for thesis research and summer study in this age of COVID-19 precautions.

Senior thesis funding:

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2020

Deborah Schlein, who earned her Ph.D. from Near Eastern Studies in 2019, has been hired as the Near Eastern Studies Librarian in the Princeton University Library. She will start work on July 13, 2020. She is currently Assistant Curator/Faculty Fellow in the Provost’s Postdoctoral Librarian Fellowship Program at New York University.

Monday, Feb 17, 2020

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University is pleased to announce the Third Annual Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference, to be held May 7-8, 2020, in Princeton, New Jersey.

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

Khedouri A Zilkha Professor of Jewish Civilization in the Near East and Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History Marin

Tuesday, Feb 4, 2020

Associate Professor M’hamed Oualdi’s new book, A Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North Africa has been published by Columbia University Press.

Thursday, Jan 16, 2020

NES concentrator Yousef Elzalabany ’20 has been named a recipient of the Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship, one of Princeton University’s highest awards.


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