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Middle East Centre
Tower 1, 10th Floor
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE 

General Enquiries and Events
Sandra Sfeir
+44 (0)20 7955 6198

Projects and Scholarships Enquiries 
Chelsea Milsom
+44 (0)20 7955 7038

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Ribale Sleiman Haidar

+44(0)20 7955 6250


LSE Academic Collaboration with the American University of Sharjah

Aims of the project

One of the central goals of the LSE Middle East Centre is to develop strong working relations with academic institutions in the Middle East. AUS has strong expertise in the field of Middle East Studies. Building on connections established in the autumn of 2011, this programme fostered collaborative academic links between the two institutions. As well as strengthening knowledge transfer between the universities, it also encouraged high calibre research by LSE and AUS faculty members.


AUS Visiting Faculty Fellowship at LSE
This programme allowed four faculty members from AUS to be hosted at the Middle East Centre at LSE for a period of six weeks. The programme was open to all members of faculty at AUS who wished to conduct social sciences research within the field of Middle East Studies.

Workshop: Challenges to Citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa
This workshop took place in January 2014 and aimed at exploring the theme of citizenship as a relationship between state and society, as a legal construct, and as a site of transfer of social and cultural memory.

Outcomes and Impact

This project had the following outcomes:

  • Established meaningful cooperative ties between LSE and AUS
  • Generated original and rigorous research by high calibre faculty researchers
  • Expanded interaction between LSE and AUS scholars on significant research questions

Project Directors

Fawaz Gerges

Professor Fawaz Gerges

Professor Fawaz Gerges is Professor of International Relations and Emirates Chair of the Contemporary Middle East


Dr Mark Rush

Dr Mark Rush is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at American University of Sharjah. 


Project Manager 

Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe

Robert Lowe is the Manager of the Middle East Centre.