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.
We hope to see and hear from you!
New Edited Book, The Syria Dilemma, Forthcoming from MIT Press
CMES is thrilled to announce the forthcoming publication of its first book, The Syria Dilemma, edited by CMES Director Nader Hashemi and Associate Director Danny Postel. 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, visit MIT Press at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/syria-dilemma
CMES Publishes Second Occasional Paper
The Center for Middle East Studies is proud to announce the publication of the second paper in its annual Occasional Paper Series. The paper, "Religion and the State in Islam: From Medieval Caliphate to the Muslim Brotherhood," is adapted from the lecture (featured below) given by Richard W. Bulliet, Columbia University Professor of History, when he visited the University of Denver in February. You may read and download the paper in its entirety on our Occasional Papers page.
The Center would like to thank Affiliate Faculty member Andrea Stanton, of DU's Religious Studies Department, for making the event and subsequent paper possible!
SEEN & HEARD AROUND CMES
Did you know the Center for Middle East Studies has its own YouTube channel? It does! You can find videos from all our events posted here in case you missed them, like the panel discussion reflecting on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq with former Ambassador to Iraq and Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies, Christopher Hill, and York University Professor of history, Thabit A. J. Abdullah:
Or this fascinating lecture Columbia University Professor Richard Bulliet gave on the historic relationship between Islam and politics: