Research at the Moshe Dayan Center focuses on the Islamic and Arab worlds (including North Africa), Turkey, and Sub-Saharan Africa with an emphasis on modern history and contemporary affairs. Most of the Center’s researchers have been trained in history, with its rigorous requirements for documentary research, and have a strong command of two or more Middle Eastern languages, e.g. Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Persian and Kurdish. The Center also actively seeks to involve scholars from other relevant disciplines in all of its work. Individual scholars are free to pursue any avenue of research they choose, within any disciplinary framework.
The Center’s research initiatives focus on a variety of areas, which adapt to arising regional situations. Projects are pursued through research teams in workshops, symposia and international conferences designed to produce increased interaction between the Center’s scholars and those from other departments and disciplines at Tel Aviv University and elsewhere, in Israel and abroad.
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