Tagged: Middle East & North Africa

New Middle East–North Africa Major Fills Gap at CAS

May 6th, 2014 in News

As interest in Middle Eastern studies grows, BU students with a scholarly passion for the region’s languages and culture have been accustomed to cherry-picking related courses. But with the creation of a new College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate major in the modern languages and comparative literature department, students can now major in Middle Eastern and North Africa (MENA) studies, a course of study that corrals offerings in the region’s four spoken languages as well as the humanities, social sciences, and geography.

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Frederick S. Pardee Endows New Global Studies School

December 13th, 2013 in News

The new Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, named for its largest benefactor, will focus on advancing human progress and improving the human condition.

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With Iran, Obama can end America’s long war for the Middle East

December 6th, 2013 in News

BU Professor of History and International Relations Andrew Bacevich discusses the opportunity for the United States to end its involvement in the Middle East.

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Rowing to Kabul

June 27th, 2013 in News

“Our [team] has Kurds, Shia, Sunnis, Arabs, and what brings us together is a care for the environment. I see that in rowing—one Arab, one Kurd, one Christian, one Muslim, all working together toward a common goal, building team spirit among different backgrounds” – Matt Trevithick (CGS’06, CAS’08)

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An Unconventional OB/GYN

June 6th, 2013 in News

Recent MED grad Ashish Premkumar (CAS’10, MED’13) and the lessons in global health he brought back from Lebanon.

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Why the United States Should Stay out of Syria

June 3rd, 2013 in News

BU College of Arts and Sciences Professor Andrew Bacevich weighs in on the Gordian knot of the upheaval in Syria: when it comes to understanding the conflict’s historical context and implications, Washington “is manifestly clueless and powerless.”

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