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Thursday, Apr 6, 2017

Third-year Ph.D. student Thomas Benfey has been awarded a Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst grant for 2017–18. The grant will support a year of study at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Benfey will be working on his dissertation, which will focus on the relationship between Sasanian and early Islamic intellectual life.


Friday, Mar 31, 2017

After a national search, Faris Al-Ahmad has been hired as Lecturer in Arabic. Al-Ahmad is currently teaching Arabic at Princeton and has previously taught Arabic at Columbia University and at Hunter College. Al-Ahmad earned his B.A. in Arabic-English Translation from the University of Damascus and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from The CUNY...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies Jonathan Gri
Friday, Dec 16, 2016

Becca Keener ’17, a religion major who is pursuing certificates in Near Eastern Studies and Arabic Language and Culture, has been awarded a Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship. Keener plans to attend the London School of Economics in order to earn a master’s degree in global Europe: culture and conflict.

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

Assistant professor Lara Harb has been awarded a “Fellowship for University Teachers” grant by the National End

Friday, Dec 2, 2016

Preston Lim ’17, an NES concentrator who is also working on a Certificate in the History and Practice of Diplomacy, was named a 2018 Schwarzman Scholar. The Schwarzman Scholars program “is a highly selective, one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing that is designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the...

Monday, Nov 28, 2016

Karen Bauer (Ph.D. 2008) and Nadav Samin (Ph.D. 2013) shared the Runner Up prize in the 2016 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize competition.

Friday, Oct 14, 2016

Faris Al-Ahmad joined Near Eastern Studies as an Arabic language lecturer in September for the current academic year. Al-Ahmad has previously taught Arabic at Columbia University and at Hunter College. Al-Ahmad earned his B.A. in Arabic-English Translation from the University of Damascus and an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from The CUNY...

Monday, Aug 22, 2016

Sixth-year Ph.D. student Alexander Balistreri was awarded the Heath W.

Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

The International Journal of Middle East Studies 48, no. 3, has a strong contingent of NES-related authors.

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