Grant expands Mideast studies

New Middle East-​​focused study-​​abroad and grad­uate sem­inar pro­grams are under devel­op­ment, thanks to a recent grant from a non­profit devoted to the social sciences.

Working to end age-​​old strife

Pro­moting reli­gious tol­er­ance among Catholics and Protes­tants in Northern Ire­land has encour­aged North­eastern Uni­ver­sity junior Tess McCarthy to con­sider a career in con­flict res­o­lu­tion among Israelis and Pales­tinians in the Middle East.

3Qs: Opposing Al Qaeda with democracy

Asso­ciate Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional Affairs Berna Turam, the author of “Between Islam and the State: the Pol­i­tics of Engage­ment,” offers insight into the recent upris­ings in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya, and explains the impor­tance of hope in the midst of a wave of demo­c­ratic upheaval.