NIMEP

The New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) is a collaborative research group studying the Middle East and North Africa. NIMEP is a non-polemical,...

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New Initiative for Middle East Peace

The New Initiative for Middle East Peace (NIMEP) is a collaborative research group studying the Middle East and North Africa. NIMEP is a non-polemical, student think-tank and outreach initiative devoted to finding progressive solutions to historic and emerging conflicts in the Middle East. NIMEP provides a forum for producing dialogue, scholarship, and nuanced explorations of the region. The group is designed to cultivate future leaders and to inspire students to realize the powerful results of its multi-perspectival model of thinking and acting.

NIMEP works to foster understanding of the MENA region in the Tufts community through sharing the outcomes of its research initiative and bringing experts to campus. The research initiatives engage students in terms of pursuing important issues in the Middle East. Topics for the 2017-18 year include migration from the MENA region to Europe, colonization in North Africa, Zionism in the 20th century, and entrepreneurship in Egypt. NIMEP’S annual research trip provides its members an opportunity to conduct independent research in the MENA region. Past research trips have been to Egypt, Iraqi Kurdistan, Israel/Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.

Research from the yearly trip and the initiative culminate with the publication of NIMEP’s Insights journal, a research publication featuring the original work of Tufts students. Each volume of Insights is the culmination of months of research and preparation, carefully planned and executed fact-finding missions abroad, and immense dedication to discourse and learning on behalf of NIMEP’s members and supporters, who include Tufts faculty members, foreign government officials, and former IGL students working in the field.

If you are interested in getting involved in one of NIMEP’s programs, please contact us at tuftsNIMEP@gmail.com.

Program At-a-Glance

Category

Experiential Education and Research

Areas of Study

Program Size

=35/yr

Year Founded

2003

Locations

NIMEP Iran

NIMEP Iraq

NIMEP Israel/West Bank

NIMEP Kuwait

NIMEP Lebanon

NIMEP Syria

NIMEP Trip to Jordan

NIMEP Tunisia

NIMEP Turkey

NIMEP UAE