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Near Eastern Studies at Cornell

The Department of Near Eastern Studies serves as the central hub of teaching and research on the Near East/Middle East for Cornell University. We offer courses on a wide array of subjects important for understanding the full sweep of Near Eastern civilizations--including languages, literature, history, linguistics, archaeology, and religion. Read More

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Recent Publications

Toorawa Book

Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith
Shawkat M. Toorawa

In Islam: A Short Guide to the Faith, editors Allen and Toorawa have assembled fifteen chapters by fifteen noted scholars, each of which provides a lucid description and exploration of an aspect of Islam, its institutions, doctrines, and interactions.  The volume is enhanced by 16 color pictures (including images of objects from Cornell’s Johnson Art Museum) and a bibliography of documentaries and books.

Cornell Affiliates

Given the interdisciplinary nature of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell, the department maintains close ties to a number of affiliated programs, institutes, and collections. See the Full List

Funding Opportunities

Check out the opportunities for students to receive funding for conducting research in the Middle East.  click here

Where is the Near East? 

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Intensive Summer Arabic Program

IAP

A unique summer program that integrates spoken Arabic with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in a way that reflects the use of the language by native speakers. (Not available for Summer 2014)

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