Middle East in the Contemporary World

The Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW) is a multi- and transdisciplinary research project running since 2009 hosted and supported by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies. It brings together national and international expertise on Middle Eastern societies, looking beyond the ”Middle East” as a geopolitical region. MECW explores the ”Middle East”  as a fluid and transregional concept, focusing processes, flows, mobilities, power relationships and debates. Hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, MECW runs a number of research-, outreach and educational projects and programs, organized into four overlapping themes:

Coordinator: Ronny Berntsson Co-coordinator: Torsten Janson

-(A) Democratization and social development in the Middle East

-(B) Migration, multicultural societies and minorities in the Middle East

-(C) Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East

-(D) Religion, Processes of Interpretation and Identity Formation in the Middle East.

Annual Reports