The ME Study Group is a think-tank that brings together people from different disciplines, academic and non-academic, to discuss Middle Easters affairs. Believing that university should be an integral part of the community, the MESG is open to all people who are interested in and engaged with ME politics. The group has been meeting since 2008, usually once a month on the third or fourth week of the month, to discuss pertinent topics. Meetings are usually designed for the discussion of work-in-progress papers, so presenters can benefit from the deliberation prior to publication.
The Study Group conducts research in ME affairs, delivers high quality, relevant academic insights through public presentations, provides forums to consolidate and promote understanding of current affairs, serves as a meeting point for people of different nationalities to converse and debate, and supports justice, human rights, women rights, minority rights, health rights, peace, security, the two state solution — Israel and Palestine — as well as freedom of expression and academic freedom.
The group has dozens of members from different departments (Law, Politics, Business, Philosophy, Psychology, Drama, Biology, Theology and History). It includes lecturers, students, administrators and members of the public who frequent our activities. They come from Hull, Beverley, Scarborough and East Riding at large. Further information at http://mesg.wordpress.hull.ac.uk/members/
Meetings are usually designed for work-in-progress papers, so that presenters could benefit from the deliberation prior publication.