Center Co-Directors


Prof. Denis J. Sullivan, Political Science and International Affairs


Prof. Dov Waxman, Political Science and Israel Studies




Prof. Valentine Moghadam, Director, International Affairs; Professor of Sociology


Prof. Ilham Khuri-Makdisi, Associate Professor, History


Dr. Shakir Mustafa, Languages, Literatures & Cultures


Prof. Berna Turam, International Affairs & Sociology


Dr. Kimberly Jones, Associate Director, International Affairs & Head Advisor, Middle East Studies, Northeastern


Prof. Elizabeth Bucar, Philosophy & Religion


Center Fellows and Visiting Scholars


● Rami Khouri, Journalist and Director, Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy & International Affairs, American University of Beirut (2005-present)


● Yoram Meital, Professor, Ben-Gurion University, Israel (2003-present)


Past Fellows


● Ali Mohammad Pedram, PhD Researcher in Middle East Studies, Durham University, United Kingdom (2006-2007)


● Tom Segev, Journalist and Author, Israel (2003)


Research Affiliates


● Dr. Sheila Kohanteb, Northeastern University, Research Assistant, Middle East Center


● Dr. Paul Beran, II, Harvard University, Radcliffe College


● Dr. Marlyn Tadros, Executive Director, Virtual Activism




Fellows Highlights


Rami Khouri, Editor at Large of Lebanon’s Daily Star and Director of American University in Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy is a Senior Fellow with our Center. While in residence at NU, Mr. Khouri was named a Laureate of the Pax Christi International Peace Prize.


Yoram Meital, Director of the Chaim Herzog Center at Ben Gurion University of the Negev recently  hosted Prof. Amilcar Barreto (Political Science) & Prof. Denis Sullivan at an international conference on Reform, Resistance, and Conflict in the Middle East.