The McGhee Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies
was established in 1989 when George Crewes
McGhee, a distinguished former Ambassador to Turkey
and Germany, donated
his Mediterranean villa to Georgetown
It was Ambassador McGhee’s wish that the villa should become a center of
scholarship and learning in the Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, and
Today the Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies continues to realize
this vision by offering opportunities for overseas study, teaching, and
research as well as space for workshops, meetings, study tours, and
alumni events at the McGhee Villa in Alanya, Turkey.
The academic programs offered at the McGhee Center
explore the incredible wealth of civilization, history, and culture in
the Eastern Mediterranean, as well as the changing landscape of
and the political forces affecting this region today.