Education & Training

A central pillar of BCARS’ mission is “amplifying and mainstreaming Arab region scholarship, increasing public knowledge and, eventually, informing public policy, both in the United States and in the Arab region, illuminating and supporting those developments in the Arab Awakening that promote social justice, peace, and democracy.” Towards that end, we collect and disseminate important educational resources, including those listed below.

Middle East Center

Northeastern University's Middle East Center works closely with BCARS to provide events and research materials to the public on regional issues.

Dialogue of Civilizations Blog

Reporting on students educational experiences in the Middle East from Dr. Denis Sullivan.

Open Classroom Series

Middle East courses and lectures, open to the public.

Institute for Iraqi Studies

Boston University's Institute for Iraqi Studies offers research, events, and other resources to academics and the general public.

UNHCR Resources

The UNHCR's online portal provides detailed information on refugee issues.

Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! provides breaking news on several Arab region topics.

The Guardian, Arab Spring: An interactive timeline of Middle East protests

The Guardian provides an intuitive timeline of the events that made up the Arab Spring.

International Foundation for Electoral Systems

IFES has a depth of resources on democratization, governance, and other regional topics relevant to BCARS.

Columbia University: Virtual Library on Islam

Columbia University's virtual library is an excellent resource for understanding Islam. 

MIT OpenCourseWare: Anthropology of the Middle East

MIT's OpenCourseWare provides a public, online guide for researching the "Anthropology of the Middle East."

MIT OpenCourseWare: Islam, the Middle East, and the West

MIT's OpenCourseWare provides a public, online guide for researching "Islam, the Middle East, and the West."

MIT OpenCourseWare: The Middle East in 20th Century

MIT's OpenCourseWare provides a public, online guide for researching "the Middle East in 20th Century."

MIT OpenCourseWare: Seminar on Politics and Conflict in the Middle East

MIT's OpenCourseWare provides a public, online guide for researching "Politics and Conflict in the Middle East.

Georgetown University Edx: Terrorism and Counterterrorism

Georgetown University's Edx provides a public, online guide for researching "Terrorism and Counterterrorism."

British Library: Middle East

The British Library provides numerous documents, manuscripts, and other research materials on the Middle East.

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The Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies

210 Renaissance Park

1135 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02115 

617-737-5472

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