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Middle East Forum Newsletter

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#21 May, 2021

Message from the director


Summer greetings from the team at the Centre for Advanced Middle Eastern Studies

Finally, warm sunny weather has arrived and slowly but surely Sweden is opening up again since the vaccination program is now in full swing. At CMES, we are able to enjoy outdoor “Corona-safe” meetings in the beautiful garden and we feel confident of moving towards brighter times.

CMES is in the midst of planning a broad range of exciting research activities for the next semester. If conditions and Lund University regulations allow CMES will organise an “Open House” where you are warmly welcome to meet and mingle with CMES scholars at Finngatan 16. A new exciting CMES seminar program will be posted on the website and CMES will also participate in Lund University “Future Week” with five distinguished panelists conducting “future trend spotting in the Middle East”.

CMES continues to expand Middle East research at Lund University. With the start of the autumn semester, we are very much looking forward to welcoming our new PhD students and researchers who will launch new cutting-edge research projects. We are also happy to announce that Torsten Jansson, Svante Lundgren and Lisa Strömbom will be joining CMES for autumn writing retreats. 

So many research activities in the making, stay tuned on CMES website and by subscribing to the Newsletter!

Wishing you all a wonderful relaxing summer!

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