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September 17, 2021

Congratulations to NELC's Donna Jarjour for being awarded the Melton Center’s George M. and Reneé Levine Graduate Fellowship in Jewish Studies for this academic year (2021-2022). 

Donna…

June 29, 2021

Please join me in congratulating Phil Tice for a successful defense of his doctoral dissertation, Language and Performance in Post-revolution Tunisia.

Phil, a Major in the U.S. Air Force,…

June 1, 2021

Larkin Cleland, a fourth-year undergraduate majoring in Geography as well as Arabic and Islamic Studies in the NELC Department, has been awarded a CASA at AUC Fellowship. The Center for Arabic…

February 25, 2021

arlier this year, the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (SEELC) partnered with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) to offer a January Term (J-…

September 28, 2020

Special Announcement! NELC Department Poetry Project

Since the dawn of human civilization, poetry has played a vital role in transmitting culture, expressing individual identity, and…

September 23, 2020

The 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Tuesday, September 22nd. As part of the General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of the Republic of…

July 28, 2020

Ben Batarseh recently completed and defended his M.A. Thesis, Transjordanian State-Building and the Palestinian Problem: How Tribal Values and Symbols Became the Bedrock of Jordanian Nationalism.…

July 15, 2020

Nathan Young recently completed and defended his Dissertation, Modernity’s Other: Nostalgia for Village Life in Turkey (see below for summary).

During his time in the NELC PhD Program,…

July 14, 2020

During this peculiar summer of 2020, Ehsan Estiri finished and defended his Dissertation, Talking Back to America: Discursive Processes in Iranian Angelino Public Events (see below for summary).…