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
Kuwait Professor, 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
Director, LSE Middle East Centre
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
Sheikh Mohammed bin Issa al Jaber, Founder and Chair, MBI Al Jaber Foundation
Mohammad A.J. Al Fahim, Honorary Chairman, Al Fahim Group
Dr Ali Al-Khouri, Arab Union for E-Commerce, League of Arab States and Emirates Identity Authority
Dr Bassem Awadallah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Tomoh Advisory
Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director, International Institute for Strategic Studies Middle East
Lana Nusseibeh, Ambassador of the UAE to the UN
Zaki Nusseibeh, Adviser, Presidential Court, UAE
Professor Avi Shlaim, Professor Emeritus of International Relations, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
Professor Charles Tripp, Professor of Politics, 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.