Law Certificate
For Law Students interested in applications of Middle East and Islamic Studies to Law, the center has created a certificate program that addresses linguistic, cultural and legal issues of the Middle East.
Media Library
MEC offers an extensive collection of videos and DVDs for free use by schools, groups, and individuals in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley region.
About
At the Middle East Center we recognize our position as a meeting point of different disciplines, departments, and constituents, which allows us to facilitate learning and research opportunities.

The Middle East Center's (MEC) mission is to raise awareness about the unique circumstances of the Middle East and North Africa through implementing K-14 educational outreach programming, special events and academic lectures relating to the region.

Calendar

Sep
20
Dr. Jonathan Gribetz (Princeton University)
5:30pm
Stitler Hall B-26, 208 South 37th Street, Philadelphia PA
Sep
26
12:00pm
311 Griski Room, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St.
Oct
26
Dr. Hocine Fetni and representatives from the Modern Middle East Studies and International Relations program
6:00pm
Mayer Seminar Room, Mayer Residence Hall, Stouffer College House

The MMES Degree Program

The interdisciplinary MMES degree program is designed to allow students, both majors and minors, to specialize in the Modern Middle East as a region of the world by combining course work using both social, scientific, and humanistic approaches, underpinned by relevant language skills.

Alumni on the Major

“The Modern Middle Eastern Studies major provided me an exciting, multifaceted lens through which to view a region that has interested me throughout my college career. The interdisciplinary approach offered me the unique opportunity to think about the contemporary Middle East in a nuanced fashion...  More >

Placement

The Modern Middle East Studies (MMES) is an interdisciplinary major and provides an education that can lead to various exciting and prestigious careers. MMES alumni have joined and pioneered the government and private sectors, and they have also excelled in the arts and medicine... More >

Outreach Programs

The MEC provides K-12 teachers, as well as the wider public, access to the multitude of resources on the Middle East available through the University of Pennsylvania.

Calendar of Events >  Learn More >

Middle East Center Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ceyda Karamursel Joins SOAS Faculty

Middle East Center Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Ceyda Karamursel will be joining the faculty of School of Oriental and...

Philadelphia World Heritage Lesson Plan Project

On July 11th - 22nd, ten educators of diverse backgrounds came together to design lesson plans that teach...

The Middle East Center would like to congratulate Dr. Feride Hatiboglu for being voted among the top five best professors at Penn!

In a ranking of the top 30 Penn...

The Middle East Center is pleased to announce the Master Teacher Fellows for 2016. Varley S. Paul from, Plymouth Meeting Friends School, and Melanie...