The Institute for the Transregional Study

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The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI) sponsors research and the dissemination of ideas concerning a vast region of the world that encompasses diverse cultures, societies, and states. Its director, Professor Jonathan Marc Gribetz, and research fellows engage in research about this region and organize activities, such as lectures and conferences, around an annual theme. Recent themes have included the Political Economy of the Gulf and its Relations with East Asia and Politics in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa. The focus of the 2024-2025 academic year will be on modern Palestine and Israel. Recent PhDs and more senior scholars who study any aspect of modern Palestine and Israel are invited to apply here to join us at TRI next year.

TRI, which is currently housed in Princeton’s Department of Near Eastern Studies, also organizes and supports broader academic efforts that are deemed important for maintaining Princeton's reputation for excellence in the field of modern Middle Eastern Studies.  We welcome you to our events and hope that our efforts contribute to a greater understanding of these important regions of the world.

The Institute's contact is Mrs. Ruchi Chaudhary and she can be reached at [email protected].

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