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Middle East Studies

Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University

Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University

Mission

The mission of Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University is to serve as the Marine Corps’ center of expertise on the Middle East and South/Central Asia in order to deepen the Marine Corps’ understanding of these critical regions and to link the Marine Corps to the broader academic, intergovernmental, and international Middle East studies community. Middle East Studies (MES) accomplishes this mission by:

  1. Analyzing and assessing current events, regional trends, U.S. policy decisions and strategies, and the cultural and historical complexity of the region;
  2. Conducting and publishing academic research related to the Middle East and South/Central Asia;
  3. Leading classes, supporting student papers, and offering lectures and discussions on the Middle East and South/Central Asia to Marine Corps University (MCU) schools and other U.S. Armed Forces professional military education institutions;
  4. Providing lectures and discussions on the Middle East and South/Central Asia to other services and U.S. Government agencies, foreign governments and militaries, and academia/nongovernmental agencies;
  5. Representing the Marine Corps and MCU at seminars and professional forums related to MES’s areas of responsibility by participation and professional engagement.

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