July 7 - July 11. PIER Summer Institute

Worlds of Islam: Regional Perspectives on Unity and Diversity. Invited experts will engage the participants through discussion on the pre-modern and modern history of the diverse regions which make up the Muslim World. Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Avenue.

July 19-30

Heart of the Silk Road Study Tour for Educators organized by GEEO, with academic leader Frank Griffel, Professor of Islamic Studies, Yale.

The Program on Governance and Local Development

Iranian Studies

The Program on Governance and Local Development (GLD) was launched on May 1-2 with the inaugural conference titled “Mapping Local Governance.” The Program fosters innovative research that breaks new ground in the understandings of governance and development issues focused on the Middle East. It is poised to significantly advance the theoretical and substantive understanding of governance in the region, extending research on politics and development that has primarily been state-centered, overlooking sub-national disparities that helped spark the 2011 uprisings.