As one of the world's leading social science institutions with an emphasis on postgraduate studies, LSE comprises departments covering all branches of the social sciences. The Centre works within this structure to promote innovatory interdisciplinary research and training on the region.
Capitalising on LSE's exceptionally international body of students and staff, and London's proximity to Europe and the Middle East, the Centre greatly values intellectual relations with academic institutions in the region. The MEC places special emphasis on active and systemic collaboration with Middle Eastern universities, scholars, policy makers, and civil society, and speaks to a global audience about the region's strengths and challenges.
The Centre has three levels of governance, all adhering to LSE Research Committee’s established policies and procedures related to management and advisory functions of research centres.
The Management Committee meets termly to discuss research strategy, general management and resource issues arising across the Centre, and progress on individual research themes and funded projects.
Associate Professor of International History, Department of International History
Professor of International History and Head of Department, Department of International History
Associate Professor International Relations of Europe, Department of International Relations
Associate Professor in the History and Politics of Empire and Imperialism, Department of Government
Associate Professor in International Relations, Department of International Relations
Professor in International Relations, Department of International Relations and Director, LSE Middle East Centre
Professor, Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation (CARR) and Director, The Methodology Institute
Associate Professor, Department of Government
Deputy Director, LSE Middle East Centre
Associate Professor, Department of Geography and Environment
Associate Professor in International History, Department of International History
Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy
Professor of International Relations, Department of Internatioanl Relations and Director, the United States Centre at LSE
The Advisory Board provides independent, external and income-orientated advice to the Middle East Centre. The Board’s role is purely advisory.
Advisory Board Members
Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Chief Executive Officer, Partner, Head of Regional Fund Businesses, and Director of the Abraaj Group
Professor Lisa Anderson, President, American University in Cairo
Masood Ahmed, Director Middle East and Central Asia, IMF
Mohammad A.J. Al Fahim, Honorary Chairman, Al Fahim Group
Dr Bassem Awadallah, Secretary General, Islamic Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Hind Bahwan, Chairperson, Bahwan Cyber Technologies
Dr Maleeha Lodhi
Azmi Mikati, Chief Executive Officer, M1 Group
Zaki Nusseibeh, Adviser, Presidential Court, UAE
Ferit F. Sahenk, Chairman, Doğuş Group
Dr Nasser Saidi, Chief Economist, Dubai International Financial Centre
Professor Avi Shlaim, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Professor Charles Tripp, School of Oriental and African Studies
The Research Committee oversees centre-wide levels of excellence in research and publications. Current members of the Committee include: Professor Toby Dodge, Professor Madawi Al-Rasheed and Dr Michael Mason.