Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies Open House

Starts:
12:30 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Ends:
5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 20, 2013
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University will be hosting a virtual open house on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 12:30pm for potential applicants. During the open house, we will be providing an overview of the expansive array of opportunities for the study of the Middle East offered at the Kevorkian Center, including degree options, course offerings, academic resources, extracurricular activities, and much more. Applicants can RSVP at arthur.starr@nyu.edu.

About:
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University was created in 1966 to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region. The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, and on the historical processes that have shaped the present.
The Kevorkian Center is housed in its own building, designed by Philip Johnson and located on Washington Square in Greenwich Village, one of the cultural centers of New York City. Its facilities include the Richard Ettinghausen Library, seminar and screening rooms, and a computer language lab, as well as offices for the faculty and staff of both the Kevorkian Center and the Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies.

Academic Offerings
We offer a master's degree program in Near Eastern Studies, along with a joint master's program with Journalism, a Museum Studies concentration and a Stern School of Business option. These master's programs are distinct from the graduate program of NYU's Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, which offers a program of studying leading to the Ph.D. The Kevorkian Center and the Department work together closely to promote the study of the Middle East at NYU.
We also organize research workshops, luncheon seminars and other forums to encourage new perspectives on the Middle East and foster exploration of interactions and parallels with other world regions. These events showcase new research by both established and younger scholars and foster discussion of current events and policy issues relating to the Middle East. We typically produce more than two dozen events each semester, which are heavily attended by our own students and faculty and other members of the NYU and local community. The event series forms a core part of the academic experience at the Kevorkian Center, and provides a robust supplement to our students' classroom education.

Connect With Us
The Kevorkian Center will be hosting its inaugural virtual open house on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 at 12:30pm. It will be geared toward educating potential applicants about the many opportunities for the study of the Middle East at the Kevorkian Center and NYU, and addressing any potential questions or concerns. We ask that you please forward this email to any students you know who may be interested in pursuing graduate studies at one of the nation's leading academic institutions for the study of the Middle East.

For further information about the Kevorkian Center in general, please visit our website.Please also connect with us on Facebook for regular updates on our event series and other activities.