The Middle East in the Contemporary World

The Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW) is a multi- and transdisciplinary strategic research area running since 2009 funded by the Swedish Research Council and 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 on processes, flows, mobilities, power relationships and debates.

MECW runs a number of research, outreach and educational projects and programs, organised into four overlapping themes. 

Coordinator: Ronny Berndtsson Co-coordinator: Torsten Janson