Welcome to the LSE Middle East Centre
The LSE Middle East Centre builds on LSE's long engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.
The Middle East Centre works to enhance understanding and develop rigorous research on the societies, economies, politics and international relations of the region. The Centre promotes both specialized knowledge and public understanding of this crucial area and has outstanding strengths in interdisciplinary research and in regional expertise. As one of the world's leading social science institutions, LSE comprises departments covering all branches of the social sciences. The Middle East Centre harnesses this expertise to promote innovative multidisciplinary research and understanding of the region.
The Middle East Centre engages in a wide variety of activities, including:
Promoting independent and critical research on the Middle East and North Africa;
Fostering open and critical debate about the politics, societies and economics of the region;
Disseminating knowledge about the Middle East through Centre’s lectures, web resources and publications and through LSE, community and media activities;
Providing a rich research environment for scholars and students;
Establishing and cultivating ties with scholars in Middle East and international institutions.
The Middle East Centre does not run degree programmes and does not supervise PhD students. Students interested in studying at LSE should explore the various teaching departments.
The Middle East Centre was established with support from the Emirates Foundation and the Aman Trust.