The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) offers a number of distinct graduate programs in different fields of study, all of which are concerned in some way with the peoples and civilizations of the Near East.
The A.M. in Regional Studies - Middle East program provides rigorous training in foreign language study as well as intensive emphasis on academic research and writing. A master's thesis based on original research is required to complete the degree.
P.I.: Sarkis, Hashim. Established in 2003, the main aim of the Aga Khan Program at the GSD is to study the impact of development on the shaping of landscapes, cities, and regional territories in the Muslim world and to generate the means by which design at this scale could be improved.
The Agricultural Innovation in Africa project (AIA) is funded by a generous grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the purpose of providing support to efforts that contribute to agricultural science and technology policy improvement through Africa's Regional Economic Communities … Read more about Agricultural Innovation in Africa
The Harvard Law School Alliance for Israel is a diverse student organization dedicated to fostering positive, truthful, and responsible discussion of issues affecting the Jewish State. Read more about Alliance for Israel
The Arab Republic of Egypt Fellowship Program was established to provide fellowships to students from Egypt to pursue graduate studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, Graduate School of Design, Graduate School of Education, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Read more about Arab Republic of Egypt Fellowship Program
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) was founded in 1954 for the purpose of furthering the study of the Middle East at Harvard University. This mandate features a primary emphasis on the centuries since the rise of Islam and a concern with the wider Islamic world. Read more about Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research (DHFMR) supports cutting-edge collaborative research, and seeks to establish sustainable research and education programs focused on diseases relevant to the population in the broader Middle East region.
Under sponsorship of U.S. and host government commissions, Fulbright and related grants provide for the international exchange of scholars. Specifically, the grants allow students to conduct research or advanced study, or undertake teaching assistantships, for one year in a foreign country. Read more about Fund for Historical Research on Questions of Justice