The Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (TRI) is housed in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton. TRI sponsors research and the dissemination of ideas concerning the modern Arab and Muslim worlds at Princeton University. Its director, Professor Bernard Haykel, and research fellows publish and organize activities, such as lectures and conferences, around an annual theme. Last year's academic theme was centered on the Political Economy of the Gulf and its Relations with East Asia. This year's theme is on the Politics in the Contemporary Middle East and North Africa.
TRI also organizes and supports broader academic efforts that are deemed important for maintaining Princeton's reputation for excellence in Near Eastern and Islamic 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].