Our Mission

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Watch the Webinar "A Half Century of Protest and Repression in Turkey, 1970-2020"

This virtual event featured Dr. Selin Bengi Gumrukcu, Postdoctoral Associate (Rutgers University, New Brunswick) as presenter, Haydar Darici, Postdoctoral Fellow (American University) as discussant, and Northeastern's Valentine Moghadam and Denis Sullivan as moderators. This event was presented by Northeastern University and BCARS with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.  


Watch this webinar other BCARS media on the new Virtual Events and Media page

The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies (BCARS) is an international network in which policy makers, practitioners, and scholars from the U.S., Europe, and Arab Region meet and work collaboratively to advance policy and research, strengthen scholarship in and on the Arab Region, and mentor the next generation of policy analysts and scholars, especially from the Arab Region.


BCARS was founded in 2013 in response to the Arab Uprisings of 2010-2011 and the resulting challenges facing the citizens and governments of the Arab Region. The Uprisings also have presented a crisis for policy makers and scholars alike, compounding the historical and ongoing struggle of the American public to understand Arab cultures, contributions to humanity, and American interests related to the Middle East as a whole.


Our current areas of research and policy analysis explore the nexus of civil society, human rights, citizenship and migration across the Arab Region.  We convene our research and policy workshops primarily in Boston, Cairo, and Beirut; we also work with local partners in Amman, Berlin, Istanbul, Thessaloniki, and Belgrade.

BCARS was established with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, America's oldest grant making foundation. Andrew Carnegie founded the Corporation in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.

BCARS does:

Fact finding missions & field work      Conferences, workshops & briefings      Seminars, lectures & public outreach     Education & training      Graduate & undergraduate mentorship

To connect with, support, or join the BCARS network, please contact BCARS Director, Denis Sullivan at: d.sullivan@northeastern.edu

Our themes include:

Citizenship Rights in the Arab Region     Displacement & Migration      Civil Society & Human Rights

The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies

210 Renaissance Park

1135 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02115 


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