Latest MDC Publications
Saira Khan explains how the Islamic State uses water infrastructure as both a weapon of war and a political instrument.
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the shift in Turkish foreign policy. In Hebrew.
In this article from the January 2016 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Dr. Raz Zimmt examines the use of the "Telegram" text messaging application in Iran.
MDC Program Spotlight
The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies has established a research internship to honor the memory of Amira Margalith, who served as the Center administrator for more than two decades. It was Amira’s good nature and helpfulness that made the work of the Center, its fellows, and its visitors so successful for many years. Through a competitive application process, the MDC appoints one undergraduate or graduate from a European or North American college or university to intern for one semester. Students who have a budding passion for Middle Eastern Studies, are interested in undertaking quality research under the direction of a Center member, and have special linguistic and writing talents are encouraged to apply.
The Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk studies Middle East and North Africa networks, both online (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram), and off (networks of families, elites, and terror groups). Utilizing advanced technological tools that allow for the visualization and examination of sentiments in the Middle East and Africa region, MENAD analyzes patterns, developments, rises, and declines in opinions, reactions, and trends. With this information understanding of current events in the region reaches far beyond official media and taps into true public discourse.
New in the MDC Bookstore
Rowan & Littlefield
Hardback, Paperback, Ebook , 226 pages , $35
Moshe Dayan Center / הוצאת מרכז משה דיין and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Paperback , 252 pages , ₪90
The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC) is a non-partisan interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of the contemporary Middle East and Africa. Its primary mission is to serve as a resource for decision makers and the public at large, both in Israel and internationally, and to provide new analytical frameworks for understanding the constantly changing region.
Upcoming MDC Events
On 17 January 2016, the Moshe Dayan Center will hold a symposium in memory of the founder of the Reuven Shiloah Institute, Yitzhak Oron. The main lecture will be given by Maj.Gen (res.) Shlomo Gazit. In Hebrew.
On 14 January 2016, the MDC will host an evening commemorating the publication of Dr. Inbal Tal's new book, "בשליחות התנועה: אקטיביזם נשי בתנועה האסלאמית בישראל". In Hebrew.
The MDC for Middle Eastern and African Studies is hosting a symposium to inaugurate the new Doron Halpern Middle East Network Analysis Desk. The Symposium will be held in Gilman 144, between 16:00-18:00, on 3 December 2015.