The LSE Middle East Centre builds on LSE’s long engagement with the Middle East and North Africa and provides a central hub for the wide range of research on the region carried out at LSE.
The Middle East Centre works to enhance understanding and develop rigorous research on the societies, economies, politics and international relations of the region. The Centre promotes both specialized knowledge and public understanding and has outstanding strengths in interdisciplinary research and in regional expertise. As one of the world’s leading social science institutions, LSE comprises departments covering all branches of the social sciences. The Middle East Centre harnesses this expertise to promote innovative multidisciplinary research and understanding of the region.
The Centre hosts over thirty research projects on diverse themes applied widely across the Middle East and North Africa. Findings from these, and from other leading scholarly work, are disseminated through the Centre’s flagship paper publications and public events series. The Centre’s research benefits from strong partnerships on projects with numerous academic institutions in the region.