You live in New York and/or do you want to study a Turkish Programme in the United States.
Columbia University, New York
- Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures
- Turkish Program
- Middle East Institute
Middle East Programm:
The Columbia University, founded in 1954, has helped to set the national pace in developing an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle East from the rise of Islam to the present, with a primary focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. Fostering an inter-regional and multi-disciplinary approach to the region, the Institute focuses on the Arab countries, Armenia, Iran, Israel, Turkey, Central Asia, and Muslim Diaspora communities.
Turkish Studies Programm:
Turkish Studies have always been an important component of Columbia’s Middle East Studies program. From the 1960s to the 1980s Columbia boasted four tenured professors of Turkish studies, Tibor Halasi Kun, Kathleen Burrill, Karl-Heinz Menges and Edward Allworth. Except for a brief hiatus (ending in 2004), Turkish has been taught at Columbia from the beginning through the advanced level. In addition to modern Turkish, Columbia also offers courses in Ottoman Turkish. Enrollments in Turkish language have steadily increased over the past 3 years.
The Middle East Institute
606 West 122 Street
Knox Hall – Third Floor
New York, New York 10027
Peter Awn - Director, Middle East Institute
Email: pja3"at "columbia.edu
Astrid Benedek - Associate Director
Email: amb49 "at "@columbia.edu