Northwestern University Middle East Forum (NUMEF)

The Northwestern University Middle East Forum was established in 2009 to provide a cross-disciplined meeting ground for faculty, graduate and undergraduate students interested in the region. 

Forum goals:

  • Provide a space for accessing Northwestern's existing Middle East resources
  • Promote the intellectual collaboration and multifaceted approach demanded by the complex issues of the region
  • Stimulate analysis and debate through roundtable discussions, workshops and seminars, conferences, and publications.

Forum Co-Chairs

Picture of the NUMEF Co-Chairs

Elie Rekhess
Visiting Crown Chair of Middle East Studies, Department of History

Hendrik Spruyt
Director of the Buffett Institute & Norman Dwight Harris Professor of International Relations, Department of Political Science