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Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

The Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (IMEIS), within the School of Government & International Affairs, is a Social Science-focused academic institute of excellence, research-led in ethos, with a track-record of internationally acclaimed research outputs across all sub-areas of its activity. Success in this respect obtains largely from the interdisciplinary nature of the Institute's activities and the fruitful interaction of political economists, political scientists, historians and Islamicists, as well as with colleagues from Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Geography, Business – all linked together by their collective focus on the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world in the widest sense.

IMEIS Conference 2017: Diversity

  • Call for abstracts: Deadline Wed 31 May 2017
  • Conference: Wed 20 Sept 2017

Brexit Britain and the Middle East

  • 'The UK and the Middle East post Brexit'
  • 'Brexit Britain and the Gulf'
  • 'Prospects for more Independent UK Policies in the Middle East after Brexit'

Durham Middle East Papers: The Politics of Change in the Middle East

Edited by Professor Clive Jones

The Durham Middle East Papers series covers all aspects of the economy, politics, social science, history, literature and languages of the Middle East. Authors are invited to submit papers to the Editorial Board for consideration for publication.

Iran: Stuck in Transistion Ehteshami, Anoush 2017

Having been ruled, more or less continuously, by a range of monarchical dynasties for three millennia, the end of the monarchy in Iran was relatively sudden, taking place in two short years. Since then, Iran has gone through tumultuous change, yet is still apparently caught in a cycle of transition. Iran has now created a complex but unique and non-transferrable system of government, but the question to be asked is whether the Islamic republic has lived up to its founding expectations, serving the Iranian people and helping them to realize their aspirations.

Professor Niv Horesh

Following Donald Trump's victory in the US Presidential Elections, Professor Niv Horesh, explores what the future may hold for the relationship between the US and China.

Special Journal Issue: Middle Eastern Studies

From Aden to Abu Dhabi - Britain and State Formation in Arabia 1962 - 1971: A Retrospective
Funding received from AHRC.

Contact Details

Professor Anoush Ehteshami
Director, IMEIS
Al-Qasimi Building
Elvet Hill Road
Durham
DH1 3TU

+44 (0)191 334 5662
a.ehteshami@durham.ac.uk