Welcome to the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. CMES is an interdisciplinary institution dedicated to the study of Middle Eastern politics, history, and culture. We seek to engage the University of Denver community and broader public in informed discussion on topics of regional importance in an effort to deepen understanding of this critical region of the world.
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Just Published: The Syria Dilemma
The Center for Middle East Studies is thrilled to announce the publication of its first book, The Syria Dilemma, edited by CMES Director Nader Hashemi and Associate Director Danny Postel. The book is now available for purchase from MIT Press and Amazon.com. Instructors wishing to obtain an examination copy should contact Michelle Pullano at MIT Press: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIT Press writes, "This book focuses on the ethical and political dilemmas at the heart of the debate about Syria and the possibility of humanitarian intervention in today's world. The contributors - Syria experts, international relations theorists, human rights activists, and scholars of humanitarian intervention - don't always agree, but together they represent the best political thinking on the issue." For more on the book, including editor biographies and contributor information, visit MIT Press.
Rashid Khalidi on the America's Attempt to Rekindle the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process
The latest in CMES' new webcast series, Director Nader Hashemi sits down for a conversation with Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi, to discuss his reading of the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process and the United States' role in shaping it. We hope you enjoy!