Welcome to the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies!
The Arab Awakening or “Arab Spring” has presented a crisis for scholars and policy makers alike, compounding the historical and ongoing struggle of the American public to understand Arab cultures, contributions to humanity, and American interests related to the Middle East as a whole. BCARS is an international forum where Arab region scholars from Boston and Arab institutions can meet and work collaboratively to advance research and policy, strengthen a scholarly community, and mentor the next generation of scholars and policy analysts.
BCARS was established with the support of the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Carnegie Corporation of New York is a philanthropic grantmaking foundation that was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding, “To do real and permanent good in this world.” – Andrew Carnegie, The Gospel of Wealth, 1900