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Orient Institut Beirut

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The Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB) is an independent academic research institute belonging to the Max Weber Foundation. It is mainly funded through the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany. It conducts interdisciplinary research on the Arab world and the region of West Asia and North Africa at large. Its research community comprises long-term research associates from Germany and short-term visiting fellows from all over the world, who represent the major disciplines of the humanities and social sciences, including Islamic and Arab studies, history and anthropology of the Middle East, as well as sociology and political sciences. The OIB’s current research profile centres on “Relations”, a framework broad enough to provide a conceptual matrix allowing researchers to develop institutional links and projects and join the conversation.