Tagged: Middle East & North Africa
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.
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.
BU Professor of History and International Relations Andrew Bacevich discusses the opportunity for the United States to end its involvement in the Middle East.
“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)
Recent MED grad Ashish Premkumar (CAS’10, MED’13) and the lessons in global health he brought back from Lebanon.
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.”