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Student Spotlight

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Stephen Choi '14 is a graduating senior. He was awarded a Boren Scholarship for his study-abroad year in China.

Brooke Loughrin '14 was recently appointed the first ever U.S. Youth Observer to the United Nations. | Boston Globe article on Brooke.

Narintohn Luangrath, Political Science '14, and Aoife O'Leary, Communication '13, received Clough Center Travel Grants to attend the 2013 Insight Dubai Conference.

Faculty Profiles

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Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom have traveled throughout the Middle East and Asia, authored or edited hundreds of scholarly articles and more than a dozen books—including seven jointly—and have accumulated an extensive catalogue of photographs of Islamic art and architecture.

Multimedia

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My Prison, My Home
Video from Front Row

Iranian-born Haleh Esfandiari tells the story of her 2006 arrest in Iran, imprisonment, and eventual release.

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Iran's Nuclear Challenge
Video from Front Row
David Menashri of Tel Aviv University discusses the Islamic revolution in Iran and the connections between ideology and Iran's foreign policy.

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Afghanistan on the Brink
Video from Front Row
Thomas Barfield of Boston University discusses Afghanistan's 2009 presidential election and the ensuing charges of balloting fraud.

Announcements

Take a look at the Afghanistan After 2014 project.

Check out our new Alumni page to follow the exciting careers of ICS graduates.

Stay informed! Visit the Events Calendar for upcoming events concerning MENA politics and culture.

Alumni

Profiles

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The ICS Program allowed Ryan Folio '12 to pursue his interest in freedom of expression in the Middle East.

AL-NOOR

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Al-Noor, Boston College's undergraduate Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies journal, aims to promote a discourse about the diverse opinions, myriad cultures, histories, and perspectives that comprise the Middle East.