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A Message from the CMEPS Team

Whether you are just beginning your search for graduate studies or
are entering the program as a new student, we wish to extend our
sincere thanks for your interest. We are excited about this unique
program and those it attracts, for many reasons.

CMEPS aims to equip students with the necessary skills to develop
an understanding of the contemporary world and an appreciation of
the complex processes, institutions and value-allocation systems that
characterize human communities. Through the program, students
will be able to analyze and compare between political processes and
phenomena in Middle Eastern countries. By being part of a group of
students with diverse backgrounds, lively discussions are not limited
to classroom debates, but extend into an overall atmosphere of
critical thinking and engagement with the material. Whether student
interests lay in theory, policy, practice or a combination of all, the
common notion that politics matter prevails in the classroom.

The program is characterized by broad academic discourse. A unique
theme of exchange is evident in the design and implementation of the
MA degree program, which aims to challenge perspectives, encourage
analytical engagement and foster critical thinking about the
world. A joint venture between schools that value American liberal
arts education and continental European traditions, the program
comprises faculty members and students from various countries
around the globe. Due to its multicultural dimension, the program
also inspires vibrant debate among students.

It is not merely the constitution of the CMEPS cohort that makes it
special. students have the opportunity to take their academic pursuits
across borders to exchange ideas with counterparts overseas, both on
the doorstep of change in Cairo and in the heart of academic history
in Tübingen.

 

CMEPS Academic Coordinators
Cairo and Tübingen