The Middle Eastern Studies Student Association (MESSA) is an SFS-Q student body which aims to provide a dynamic platform that allows students to present their work on Middle Eastern economic, social and political issues. Every year, MESSA organizes an annual undergraduate conference on Middle Eastern Affairs, where students from around the globe present their undergraduate work affecting the Middle East.
MESSA publishes a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal on Middle Eastern Studies, The Journal of Georgetown University-Qatar Middle Eastern Studies Student Association. The first issue was published in May 2014 as a medium to publish selected papers from the MESSA Conference and independently solicited undergraduate essays. The journal is published by QScience.com, an online publishing platform developed by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Journals.