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Center for Middle East Studies


Center for Middle East Studies




CMES strives to contribute cutting edge research and scholarly work to push up against conventional wisdoms and challenge our preconceived notions about the Middle East. This has resulted in the publication of several co-edited book projects.

Occasional Paper Series 

Ocassional Paper Series

Our Occasional Paper Series takes lectures, events or larger research projects of our Affiliate Faculty, Visiting Scholars, Research Affiliates, and other visitors and polishes them up into short and accessible essays. Explore the great variety of topics this series touches on by clicking on the image.

Middle East Today

CMES Director Nader Hashemi is the co-editor of Middle East Today, a series of books published through Palgrave Macmillan, and co-edited with Fawaz Gerges.