Near Eastern Studies on Campus
The study of the Near East extends beyond the walls of White Hall and the Department of Near Eastern Studies to include organizations, faculty and groups from across the Cornell University campus.
Examples of some related to the Near/Middle East:
- Arab Student Association
- Armenian Students Organization
- Center for Jewish Living
- Persian Students Organization
- Cornell Welcomes Refugees
- Islamic Alliance for Justice
- Language House
- Cornell Middle Eastern Music Ensemble (CUMEME)
With more than 1,000 student organizations on Cornell's campus, you can certainly find something to do, day or night!
Mostafa Minawi, assistant professor of history and the director of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Initiative (OTSI), is currently working on two research projects. The first is a follow-up to his book, The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz (Standford University Press, 2016), and is tentatively titled "Ottoman-Ethiopian Relations and the Geopolitics of Resistance: South-South Diplomacy in the Age of Colonialism." His second research project focuses on the lived experiences of "Arab" Ottomans living in Istanbul at the turn of the 20th Century.