Middle East

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Middle East Studies Council

The Council on Middle East Studies (CMES) functions as an academic platform where students and faculty can debate the myriad contemporary, historical, political, and cultural issues in the region.

Middle East Callout Boxes

MacMillan Program in Iranian Studies

The program in Iranian studies promotes study of Iran, Afghanistan, and the Persianate cultural sphere, with emphasis on regional and international affairs, domestic political developments as well as society, history, religion, art, art history, culture, law, medicine and public health, economy, and the environment.

Yale Babylonian Collection

Founded in 1911 by Laffan Professor of Assyriology, Albert T. Clay, the collection comprises over 45,000 items including cuneiform tablets, cylinder seals, and other artifacts.

Middle East Legal Studies Seminar

The Middle East Legal Studies Seminar (MELSS) brings together leading practitioners, judges, and legal academics from across the Middle East to meet yearly with Yale Law School faculty and students.