Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African StudiesThe Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies (MDC) is a non-partisan, interdisciplinary research center at Tel Aviv University. For over half a century, our mission has been to explain the contemporary Middle East and Africa, in all of their richness and complexity, to Israeli and international scholars, practitioners, and the public at large. Our leading principle is simple: in order to understand these regions, one must understand their cultures, peoples, languages, religions, and history. In these complicated times, we believe that this approach has never been more relevant, and our mission never more critical. While the region is presently fraught with uncertainty, the Moshe Dayan Center hopes to continue to guide the way for those seeking to positively impact its future.