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Seteney Shami and Cynthia Miller-Idriss

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781479827787

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.001.0001

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The Dual Logics of International Education in the Global University: The Case of Middle East Studies at New York University

The Dual Logics of International Education in the Global University: The Case of Middle East Studies at New York University

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(p.189) Chapter Five The Dual Logics of International Education in the Global University: The Case of Middle East Studies at New York University
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Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu
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Jonathan Z. Friedman

Cynthia Miller-Idriss

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NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0006

This chapter analyzes the position of the “area studies center” as a major institutional form in the context of a US university that seeks to transform itself into a global institution. It looks at the case of the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University (NYU). NYU is a compelling case for several reasons. First, it exemplifies well the recent efforts to refashion American universities as global entities. Second, the Kevorkian Center at NYU is a quintessential example of the area studies approach initiated during the Cold War. It is argued that two distinct logics of international education coexist at NYU and in the contemporary US university more broadly. These are the specialist logic and the cosmopolitan logic, which encompass divergent ways of thinking about the best way to educate students about the world. The chapter concludes with a discussion of the merits and challenges involved in each of these logics.

Keywords:   area studies center, Middle East studies, Hagop Kevorkian Center, Near Eastern Studies, New York University, international education, specialist logic, cosmopolitan logic

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