Professor Ross Brann discussed how racist depictions of the behavior and appearance of Jews and Muslims encouraged ancient peoples to view them as others in a talk held Nov. 16 in the Alice Statler Auditorium in Statler Hall.
About 2,000 people gathered in October in Greenwich Village for the Triangle Fire Memorial dedication. The 1911 workplace disaster became a catalyst for worker protections and a defining moment for the nation.
A Nov. 16 talk sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the College of Arts and Sciences will shed light on the history of hate movements in the U.S.
“As Roman Catholic Church leaders meet this month for the Synod on Synodality, some women—both nuns and laypeople—have been invited to join the workshop," says Kim Haines-Eitzen.
A new book by assistant professor of comparative literature and near eastern studies, Parisa Vaziri, exams African enslavement in the western Indian Ocean through the lens of Iranian cinema.
The Department of Near Eastern Studies will offer “Understanding Events in Israel – Palestine” from 5-6:30 p.m. in Room 165 of McGraw Hall.
The Society’s fall conference on Friday, Oct. 27, will feature talks by seven multidisciplinary fellows.
“Simon Shaheen is widely celebrated as a virtuoso violinist and oud player, incomparably creative composer and master teacher of Arab music."
After graduating from Cornell and NES in 2011, Sarah Powers moved to New York City, where she attended Columbia University School of Social Work.
With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship beginning August 2024. Applications are due January 5, 2024.
Faculty researchers paint a picture of what will happen if multilateral organizations fail to protect Armenian cultural heritage as Azerbaijan shells the disputed region.
Our 34 new faculty will enrich the College of Arts & Sciences with creative ideas in a vast array of topics.
Jonathan R. Lawrence, Near Eastern Studies
Andy is the author of four books: "This Land is My Land", "Spring Rain", the NY Times Best Selling "Brief Histories of Everyday Objects", and the YA history series Andy Warner’s "Oddball Histories: Pests and Pets".
Congratulations to NES alum Ayse Lokmanoglu on her recent appointment.
Andy Warner '06 is the New York Times best-selling author of "Brief Histories of Everyday Objects,” “This Land is My Land,” “Pests and Pets” and “Spring Rain.”
Rachel Bean, the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor in the Department of Astronomy and senior associate dean for math and science, has been named interim A&S dean.
The Falling Walls Science Summit 2023, set for November 7-9 in Berlin, will explore the forefront of scientific trends that shape the world.
The College's Career Development staff have seen an increasing number of young alumni contacting career counselors for help.
The department extends heart-felt congratulations to all our graduates.
“Helping students realize their greatest potential is at the core of our mission in the College of Arts & Sciences."
A&S faculty members will delve into questions ranging from quantum computing to foreign policy development and from heritage forensics to effects of climate change.
This summer, 101 students in the College of Arts and Sciences will take part in groundbreaking research on campus with 61 faculty as part of the Nexus Scholars Program.
Neala Gollomp graduated from Cornell in 2007 with a dual degree in Near Eastern Studies and Government. She is currently Senior Director, Product at Roku where she is responsible for the core experience across the Roku platform and The Roku Channel.
Hannah Master is an archaeology and Near Eastern studies major.
Danielle Greco Near Eastern Studies and Fine Art major
Department faculty nominate undergraduate students each semester to receive awards for excellence in a Middle Eastern language. We congratulate this year's recipients!
After graduation from Cornell University David Greenky spent four years working at a company dealing with international security with a focus on the Middle East, traveling often to Israel and the Gulf States.
On April 20, Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, David Nirenberg, will give a talk on the history of anti-semitism and how it can help us understand debates about anti-semitism today.
The program now has four endowed faculty positions, 28 affiliated faculty from more than 15 departments and nearly 40 courses offered each year.
On March 28, Andy Warner ’06, author of the memoir "Spring Rain" and several other books, will explore the power of graphic media to tell true stories.
Jenna started her studies at Cornell focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, though she quickly discovered an interest in and passion for the languages, politics and cultures of the Middle East region more broadly. Jenna complemented her studies at Cornell with an abroad semester at SOAS University of London, where she focused her studies on Arabic, gender theory and international development.
With about 70 students on campus from Syria and Turkey affected by the devastation in their countries, students, faculty and administrators have mobilized to create relief efforts.
Ways to support those affected by the earthquake's devastation.
Seema Golestaneh spoke with the Cornell Chronicle about her new book “Unknowing and the Everyday: Sufism and Knowledge in Iran,” published this month by Duke University Press.
Long before Isaac Kramnick joined the Cornell faculty, he was a foster child from a family grappling with poverty and mental illness.
I graduated from Cornell in 1994, having been both a College Scholar and NES major. Cornell, and the NES department headed by Professor Ross Brann, hold a special place in my heart and memory. I also grew up hearing from my grandfather about his years as a graduate student in the Agriculture school at Cornell, where he had come to study from Iraq.
In recognition of his distinguished scholarly contributions to medieval studies, Brann will be inducted during the academy’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 25.
"Without question, my years as an NES major had an enormous impact on my career path, my scholarship, and my teaching," says Dr. Lewental of his time at Cornell.
This semester’s work also featured an end-of-semester mini-field course for local children and youth presented by two Cornell students.
The minor is distinctive in including courses from many disciplines, from across Cornell’s schools and colleges.
The program matches undergraduate students with summer opportunities to work side by side with faculty from across the College.
Pre-enrollment for Spring 2023 begins November 2 for undergraduate students at Cornell. Check out the courses offered by the department.
Anna Kawar '06 started her time at Cornell initially planning on going to medical school; however, after taking courses in areas such as sociology, Near Eastern Studies, history, etc., she decided to broaden her possibilities for a future career.
After graduating from Cornell University as an NES major and College Scholar in '02, Jonathan Levine moved back to the Washington, DC area to work as an international affairs fellow at the American Jewish Committee, a nonprofit advocacy organization.
The study compiled decades of high-resolution satellite imagery from the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.
“These efforts recognize the critical questions Jewishness raises and its place as part of a shared heritage.”
NES Ph.D. student Sasha Prevost received the UW Madison Summer Program Poetry Award.
Adam Nerenberg '25 and Jeremy Zarge '25 both received awards for study this summer in Israel.
As a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, Melanie double majored in Near Eastern Studies and Economics, exploring her two passions of international relations and business. After completing her undergraduate degree in 2014, Melanie spent three years working in the Healthcare Group in the Investment Banking Division at J.P. Morgan.