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.
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
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.
Robert Lowe is the Manager of the Middle East Centre.
For further information about the project, please contact Robert Lowe at firstname.lastname@example.org