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Tuesday, Jul 19, 2016

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

Friday, Jun 24, 2016

Professor Emeritus Farhat Ziadeh, the founder of both the Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization, University of Washington, Passed away on June 8, 2016, at the age of 99 years old.

Monday, Jun 20, 2016

Philip Zhakevich will join Near Eastern Studies as the Hebrew language lecturer beginning in the 2016–17 academic year. Zhakevich, who has previously taught Hebrew at Columbia and UCLA, earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas, Austin in the Hebrew Bible.

Wednesday, Jun 15, 2016

The Princeton University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Daniel Sheffield as an assistant professor in Near Eastern Studies. Sheffield, who will teach the history of medieval Iran, was Assistant Professor of the History of the Islamic World before 1850 at the University of Washington during the 2015–16 academic year. He holds a Ph...

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Bernard Lewis celebrates his 100th birthday today.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies Michael A.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Near Eastern Studies held its 2016 Class Day Reception in 1915 Hall. At the reception the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners. Ali Cebeci and Andrew Hanna both earned Highest Honors, and Jacob Zucker earned High Honors.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

NES concentrator Jeremy Rotblat ’17 has been awarded a David L. Boren Scholarship to study abroad during the 2016-17 academic year. “The award, which was given to 165 students from 820 applicants nationwide, supports undergraduate study abroad in areas of the world that are critical to U.S.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

Over the last eighteen months, NES alumni have published an impressive number of books, at least thirteen, twelve by graduate alumni and one by an undergraduate alumnus. Of these books, eleven are monographs, and two are edited volumes.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

Sandrine Kott, History, Université de Genève, and Cyrus Schayegh, NES, have received a Université de Genève-Princeton Strategic Partnership Grant for the project “Exploring Eastern Europe/Russia-Middle Eastern relations, late nineteenth to late twentieth centuries.” They will organize two workshops and attendant seminars, in early 2017 at...

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