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Middle East Institute, Columbia University


The Middle East Institute, 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 and with specialization in the Arab countries, Armenia, Iran, Israel, Turkey, and Central Asia.

Working Papers

Title: Altruism and Imperialism: The Western Religious and Cultural Missionary Enterprise in the Middle East
Authors: Eleanor Doumato, Carolyn Goffman, Mahmoud Haddad, Linda Herrera, Ruth Kark, Samir Khalaf, Hans-Lukas Kieser, Andrew Porter, Jeremy Salt, Paul Sedra, Reeva Simon, Eleanor H. Tejirian, Elizabeth Thompson, Michael Zirinsky
Date: August 2000