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Administrative office 

Department of Near Eastern Studies
409 White Hall
Cornell University

Ithaca, NY, 14853

Access to White Hall is restricted at this time. Please contact Julie Graham with questions.

Hours of operation

Administrative staff are working remotely.

Please contact us via email during regular business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Role Name Contact Information
Department Chair Ziad Fahmy 416 White Hall
Director of Graduate Studies Lori Khatchadourian 406 White Hall
Director of Undergraduate Studies Seema Golestaneh 417 White Hall
Arabic language director Munther Younes 420 White Hall
Hebrew language director Shalom Shoer 411 White Hall
Department Administrator Julie Graham 409 White Hall
Undergraduate & Graduate Field Assistant Christianne Capalongo 409 White Hall
Administrative Assistant & Event Coordinator Ayla Cline 409 White Hall
Middle East & Islamic Studies Bibliographer Ali Houissa 174 Olin Library
Computer and Network Support Matthew Ivancie
Arts Quad Audio/Visual Technician Kevin Mathy & Philip Mericle