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New Department Chair and Program Director Announced

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. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, will be the new Department Chair, and Cyrus Schayegh, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, will be the new Program Director.