Middle East


2018 Summer Programs in the Middle East


Middle East Policy and Security Studies

This two-week program features some of the top security and terrorism experts from inside and outside Israel. Learn first-hand how Israelis approach conflict and grapple with terrorism and other security issues. Class lectures will feature a wide range of topics from media and the Middle East to dilemmas in counter-terrorism decision making and the Persian Gulf. In addition to classes and lectures, the course includes a tour of Tel Aviv, day trips to northern Israel and Jerusalem, and other field trips and activities designed to enhance your understanding of Israeli culture. You’ll be expected to complete required reading assignments prior to departure to the course and submit a research paper one month after the course concludes. (3 credits; PSC 400)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Revolutions, War, and the Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East

From a foreign policy perspective, the program will examine the influence of global players and stakeholders in the region, including Turkey, Iran, and especially the role of the United States. (3 or 6 credits; PSC/IRP/MES 400/600 and PSC/IRP/MES 490/690)