Welcome to Kalamna, the student blog of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Marhaba and welcome to Kalamna which means “Our Talk” in Arabic. Kalamna is the graduate student blog of the Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University.

Masters students in the program study a wide range of social, political and cultural issues within a region spanning from North Africa to the Middle East to South Asia, as well as those elements which cross over globally. Students have three possible academic paths they can follow on a Masters level at NYU: a joint degree with Journalism, a Business track option with the Stern School of Business or a concentration in Museum Studies. Students in the program may go on to prestigious doctoral programs or pursue professional careers in the cultural arts, media, government, business and the nonprofit sector. Many of them also serve as consultants in the international arena.

Kalamna is a space for students of the Middle East and those interested in learning about the Middle East to share their knowledge, thoughts and experiences beyond the classroom and with the wider university community. If you ever wondered what it would be like to be a student of this region, this is a good place to start finding out. Please feel free to join in, ask your questions and share your comments.

All the Best,

Amal A. Hageb
Program Coordinator
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies