Current Developments and Future Directions in Middle Eastern Studies

  • Philip S. Khoury
Keywords: Middle East Studies, Middle Eastern Studies


What are some of the new directions that specialists are beginning to chart for Middle Eastern studies? Middle East specialists are finding ways of linking their basic research on these questions and others to policy formation, and, in so doing, they are becoming more closely connected than ever before to international agencies and organizations focused on global change. The charting of these new directions could in time enable the Middle East studies field not only to make new substantive contributions to knowledge but also to convince the social sciences to recognize and incorporate this new knowledge.


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Author Biography

Philip S. Khoury

Philip Khoury is Professor of History and Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is author and editor of five books on Middle Eastern history and politics. In 1998, he served as the elected President of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA). 


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How to Cite
Khoury, P. S. (2000). Current Developments and Future Directions in Middle Eastern Studies. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 6(1), 117-126.