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PU Middle Eastern Studies Seminar

Meeting from Fall 2009 to Spring 2012, the Princeton University Middle Eastern Studies Seminar provided scholars of the Middle East from across various Princeton University (PU) departments with a platform for exchanging ideas across disciplinary boundaries. Participants came from the departments of Anthropology, Art History, Comparative Literature, History, Near Eastern Studies, Politics, Sociology, Religion, and the Woodrow Wilson School; to make this seminar as inclusive as possible, areas covered included the Middle East and North Africa as well as other Islamic communities and countries. The seminar met four times a semester. PU professors and post-doctoral researchers presented a paper; discussion was open to PU graduate and undergraduate students who specialized in the Middle East as well as to the PU community in general and the public.

Beginning in Fall 2013, the Seminar was merged with the Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series and now meets twelve times a semester.

For more information, contact Cyrus Schayegh,