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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

1. 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 will foster collaborative academic links between the two institutions. As well as strengthening knowledge transfer between the universities, it also encourages high calibre research by LSE and AUS faculty members.

2. Activities

AUS Visiting Faculty Fellowship at LSE|
This programme will allow four faculty members from AUS to be hosted at the Middle East Centre at LSE for a period of six weeks. The programme will be open to all members of faculty at AUS who wish 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, which will take place in January 2014, aims 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.

3. Outcomes and Impact

This project will have the following outcomes:

  • Establish meaningful cooperative ties between LSE and AUS
  • Generate original and rigorous research by high calibre faculty researchers
  • Expand interaction between LSE and AUS scholars on significant research questions
4. Personnel

Project Directors

Fawaz Gerges

Professor Fawaz Gerges|

Professor Fawaz Gerges is Professor of Middle Eastern Politics and International Relations, Emirates Chair of the Contemporary Middle East and Director of the Middle East Centre, LSE.


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.

For further information about the project, please contact Robert Lowe at|