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Research Cluster – International Security, Middle Eastern Conflicts and U.S. Policy

The Research Cluster “International Security, Middle Eastern Conflicts and U.S. Policy” brings together three distinct Centers in the humanities and social sciences of University of Southern Denmark (SDU): the Center for American Studies, the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies and the Center for War Studies. All three Centers conduct research at a high international level and offer graduate teaching for Danish and international students. The research cluster aims at integrating related research themes of the three Centers and developing a platform for synergy in both conceptual and empirical fields of research. With its disciplinary anchor in International Relations and International Law, the Center for War Studies provides a framework to study issues of war and peace in the international system. Given the United States pivotal role in international politics and the volatile security situation in the Middle East, the research agendas of the three Centers are inherently connected. The core faculties of the Center for American Studies and the Center for Contemporary Middle East Studies all comprise of in depth experiences from teaching and fieldwork in their respective areas of research and provide crucial empirical inputs for the cluster’s overall research agenda on international security and governance. Together, the three Centers provide a unique research and teaching environment, bringing together different disciplinary backgrounds such as Geography, History, International Relations, Islamic Studies, Law, Political Science and Sociology.

Through a bundle of activities such as joined PhD education, series of lectures, enhanced information about ongoing research projects and the organization of joined workshops and conferences the research cluster aims at strengthening the profile of SDU in the broader field of international studies. In particular, the research collaboration will focus on the interlacement of state institutions, international and transnational organizations, and the ways in which specific political actors and civil society organizations navigate within national and international contexts. With regard to education, the cluster envisages to provide a research-oriented study environment for both Danish and international students. Furthermore it aims at developing joined courses to complement the teaching of the specific MA programs of the three Centers.

 

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Center for Middle East studies

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Center for American studies

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Center for War studies

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