American Univesity of Beirut

Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) Study the Middle East in the Middle East
  • Teaching and scholarship on the Middle East, Islamic civilization and Arabic language

    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. CAMES' goal is to enrich the understanding of the Middle East and the Islamic world, to encourage the study of the Arabic language, and to develop informed scholarship on the region in all academic disciplines.​​​

    ​​​​​​​​​​​CAMES Summer Arabic Programs - ONLINE in summer 2021!

    • Online program dates: June 14 - July 30, 2021
    • NEW! Application deadline extended to May 3, 2021
    • Tuition fees: $3,600 including a non-refundable $300 deposit.​

    ​​​​*HOW TO APPLY - SUMMER 2021*​​

    ​​​​​CAMES Lecture Series - Spring 2021 - Program​​​​​​​

    Thursday March 4 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM YouTube Link
    مناقشة كتاب
    نحو إعادة بناء الدراسات الإسلامية
    مع المحررين
    رضوان السيد | ساري حنفي | بلال الأرفه لي
     الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت 
    باسم عيتاني - عميد كلية الدعوة الإسلامية | وجيه قانصوه - الجامعة اللبنانية 
    تدير النقاش
     هبة خضر - الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت

    Thursday, March 18 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM YouTube Link
    مفهوم الدولة المدنية وتجاوز التقابل القطبي بين الدولة العلمانية والدولة الدينية
     حسام الدين درويش - جامعة لايبزك
     بشار حيدر - الجامعة الأمريكية في بيروت

    Monday, April 19 | 8:30 – 10:30 PM YouTube Link
    مناقشة كتاب - بالعربي 
    وجوه عالقة للتحرر العربي
    «Libérations arabes en souffrance» 
     (Le prix Phénix de littérature 2020)
    مع المؤلف
    أحمد بيضون - الجامعة اللبنانية
     باسكال لحود - نائب رئيس الجامعة الأنطونية في لبنان | نجو​ى بركات - روائية 

    Wednesday, April 28 | 8:30 – 10:30 PM WebEx link
    Book discussion
    Religion, Modernity, Globalisation: Nation-State to Market
    With the author
    François Gauthier - University of Fribourg
    Hossein Radmard | Sari Hanafi 
    American University of Beirut 
    Hiba Khodr
    American University of Beirut

    ​​​CAMES endorses the MESA Board Statement​ in solidarity against systemic racism and anti-Blackness in the US as well as in the Middle East and North Africa.​​







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