Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)
The Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies at the American University of Beirut is a leading center for the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East, the Islamic world and the Arabic language, attracting a diverse group of students and scholars from around the world.
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Call for Applicants: Doctoral Dissertation Summer Workshop: Researching Lebanon
The Arab Studies Institute (ASI) and AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) are pleased to announce the first Lebanon-focused Doctoral Dissertation Summer Workshop, to be held 13-24 June 2016. The program aims to provide a framework for facilitating and advancing rigorous inter-disciplinary doctoral dissertation research on Lebanon. Application Deadline: **15 February 2016**
For more information:

CAMES Summer Arabic programs (June 22 - August 10, 2016)
Applications for the the 2016
intensive summer Arabic programs in Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Lebanese Arabic are now available online.
Early admission - February 25, 2016
Regular Admission - April 15, 2016

The New Arab Wars and the Future of US Policy 
Marc Lynch
Director, Project on Middle East Political Science
Professor of International Affairs, George Washington University
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at noon
Issam Fares Institute - Auditorium

The Future Nature of Conflict: How war (and the technologies of war) will evolve
Major General Arthur David Gawn (New Zealand), Head of Mission and Chief of Staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO)
Monday, February 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm
IFI Auditorium
[Co-organized with the UN in the Arab World Program at the Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy & International Affairs and the Program in Public Policy & International Affairs (PPIA)]

Palestinian refugees and the international community: Future challenges in the light of regional developments
Michael Dumper, University of Exeter
Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 12:00 pm
IFI Conference Room, 4th Floor
[Co-organized with the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA)]

American Empire Comes Home: The Domestic Impacts of American Policies in the Middle East
Alexander Barder, Florida International University
Thursday, February 25, 2016 at 5:30pm
West Hall, Auditorium A
[Co-organized with the Program in Public Policy and International Affairs & the Center for American Studies and Research]

A State without Citizens: The Tragedy of Syrian History
Kevin Martin, Indiana University
Tuesday, March 15 at 5:30pm
West Hall, Auditorium B

Drawing Blood: Art, Politics and Journalism
Molly Crabapple
Monday, April 11, 2016 at 6:00pm
West Hall, Auditorium A
[Event organized by the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) and co-sponored by Graphic Design, Media Studies, English, and the Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)]

Ottoman Print Culture and the Rise of the Image: Everyday Life and the Historical Past in Ottoman Illustrated Journals
Ahmet Ersoy, Boğaziçi University
Thursday, April 21, at 6:00 pm
College Hall, B1
[Co-organized by the Department of Fine Arts and Art History]


Read more about the 2015 programs here.


Orientation day                                              Field trip to Downtown Beirut


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