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Dr. Tamar Amar-Dahl

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-73180 (telefonische Vermittlung über Presse und Kommunikation
Emailtamar_amar_dahl@gmx.de
HomepageDr. phil. Tamar Amar-Dahl

Areas of Expertise

  • History and policy of the state of Israel
  • Political culture in Israel
  • History of Zionism
  • Jewish history
  • Israel and the Shoa
  • Mideast conflict


Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck
Professor of Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute for Near Eastern Archaeology

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 570 17
Emailrbernbec@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Reinhard Bernbeck

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology of the Near East
  • Archaeological theories
  • Political dimension of archaeology (esp. Palestine, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan)
  • Archaeology and colonialism
  • Emergence of social inequality in Mesopotamia
  • Neolithic (Middle East)
  • Cultural anthropological issues
  • Archaeology in places of the 20th century


Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum
Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 55578
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 53347
Emaile.cancik-kirschbaum@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Near East
  • Assyrians
  • Babylonians
  • Sumerians
  • Akkadians
  • Israel
  • Syria
  • Iraq
  • Middle East
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Science
  • Early states
  • School and education in pre-modern societies
  • History of knowledge
  • Oldest writing
  • Decipherment
  • Nimrud
  • Nineveh
  • Libraries
  • Cuneiform
  • Sumerian
  • Akkadian
  • Ancient Near East, Near East, Middle East: History and cultural history
  • 4. - 1st millennium BC
  • History of the influences of the Ancient Near East to the present day
  • Ancient Near East and Europe: mythology


Dr. Ulrike Freitag
Professor of Islamic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Islamic Studies, Freie Universität and Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO)

oder Fabeckstr. 23-25 (Freie Universität)
Kirchweg 33 (ZMO), 14129 Berlin, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)838-52487 (Freie Universität), 80307-0 und 80307-229 (ZMO)
Emailufreitag@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Ulrike Freitag

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern history of the Middle East with emphasis on the Arabian Peninsula and the Levant (esp. Syria, Lebanon)
  • Migration
  • Urbanization processes


Dr. Hajo Funke
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Fundamentals of Politics

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Mobile+49 172 304 06 46
Emailhfunke@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Hajo Funke

Areas of Expertise

  • National Socialism
  • Dealing with National Socialism
  • Right-wing  extremism
  • Issues of democracy and political culture
  • Middle East (Israel/Palestine conflict, the situation in Iran and Iraq)


Theocharis Grigoriadis
Professor of Economics

School of Business & Economics
Institute for East European Studies
Economics

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 570 37
Phone (Home)+49 178 7700020
Emailtheocharis.grigoriadis@fu-berlin.de
HomepageTheocharis Grigoriadis

Areas of Expertise

  • Comparative economic systems
  • Economic history
  • Political economics
  • Development assistance


Dr. Gülistan Gürbey
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 228 97 66 75 78
Emaildapir@web.de
HomepagePD Dr. habil. Gülistan Gürbey

Areas of Expertise

  • Turkey
  • Cyprus
  • Kurds
  • Iraq
  • Integration
  • Immigration
  • Middle East
  • Kurdish conflict
  • Cyprus conflict
  • Relations between Turkey and the EU
  • German-Turkish relations
  • Relations between Turkey and Greece
  • Kurds in northern Iraq
  • Turkish foreign and security policy
  • Turkish domestic politics
  • Migration and integration policy – Germany / EU


Dr. Cilja Harders
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics

Ihnestr. 22, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 566 40
Emailcharders@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageUniv.-Prof. Dr. Cilja Harders

Areas of Expertise

  • Egypt


Dr. Axel Havemann
Privatdozent

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Islamic Studies

Fabeckstr. 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 524 87
Emailaxel.havemann@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Axel Havemann

Areas of Expertise

  • Modern Middle East
  • Shiites


Dr. Sabine Hofmann

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics

Ihnestr. 21, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 33232 41 79 3
Mobile+49 171 196 91 61
Emailshofmann@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageDr. oec. Sabine Hofmann

Areas of Expertise

  • Economy, politics, and society of Israel and Palestine
  • Middle East conflict system
  • Israel-Palestine conflict and regulation process


Dr. Tal Ilan
Professor of Jewish Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Jewish Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 56558
Emailtalilan@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Tal Ilan

Areas of Expertise

  • Israel
  • Israeli culture and literature
  • Science and academic research in Israel


Dr. Florian Kohstall

Cairo Office of Freie Universität Berlin

11, Sh. Salah Ayoub, 11211 Kairo - Zamalek, Ägypten

Phone (Office)+20 2 2736 2923
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 739 47
Emailflorian.kohstall@fu-berlin
HomepageDr. Florian Kohstall

Areas of Expertise

  • Higher education and research policies in Egypt and the Middle East
  • Transformation processes and reform policies in Arab countries
  • Election processes in North Africa and the Middle East
  • Refugees / migration and integration at universities


Dr. Hartmut Kühne
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Near Eastern Archaeology

Malteserstraße 74-100, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 591 85
Emailhartmut.kuehne@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf Dr. Hartmut Kühne

Areas of Expertise

  • Excavations and archaeological monuments in the Middle East
  • Geographical focus: Anatolia, Syria, Iraq
  • Time frame: Beginning of the Neolithic to the Islamization (about 10,000 BC – AD 600 )


Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis
Professor of Balkan Studies

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 52944
Mobile+49 176 78029800
Emailjnp@zedat.fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis

Areas of Expertise

  • Balkans, especially Greece and Cyprus
  • Religion in the Balkans
  • Religion in the Middle East
  • Jews in the Balkans
  • Relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam


Dr. Carola Richter
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
International Communication

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 58898
Emailcarola.richter@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Carola Richter

Areas of Expertise

  • Arab media (al-Jazeera, Egypt, Libya)
  • Protest movements in the Arab world, Islamists
  • Foreign reporting
  • Image of Islam
  • Media and the Middle East conflict
  • Media and migration / refugees


Dr. Claus Schönig
Professor of Turkic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Institute of Turkic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 539 55
Emailclaus.schoenig@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Claus Schönig

Areas of Expertise

  • Turkey
  • German-Turkish relations


Dr. Ferhad Ibrahim Seyder
Professor of Political Science

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics

Ihnestraße 22, 14195 Berlin

Mobile+49 173 4168852
Emailferhad.seyder@uni-erfurt.de

Please note

Professor Seyder is also the director of the Mustafa Barzani Center for Kurdish Studies at the University of Erfurt.

Areas of Expertise

  • Politics of the Middle East
  • German Middle East policy
  • Ethnic conflicts
  • Irak, Syria, Turkey
  • Kurds
  • Islam
  • Terrorism


Dr. Shabo Talay
Professor of Semitic Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar for Semitic and Arabic Studies
Semitic Studies

Fabeckstraße 23-25, Berlin 14195

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 603 63
Emailshabo.talay@fu-berlin.de
HomepageProf. Dr. Shabo Talay

Areas of Expertise

  • Semitic languages
  • Arabic and Arabic dialectology (i.e., Syria, Iraq, Turkey)
  • Aramaic languages in the Near East and in Europe
  • Oriental Christians, past and present
  • Christian-Muslim coexistence in the Near East
  • Ethnic group of Arameans, Assyrians, Chaldeans
  • Coexistence of Kurds and Syrian-Aramaic Christians (Turkey, Syria, Iraq)