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.
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.
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

Feb
24
Various
9:00am
IR110 Amado Recital Hall, 3401 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Feb
28
Cole Bunzel, PhD student at Princeton University
7:00pm
Civic Hall, Camden Community College Blackwood Campus
Mar
7
Barack Mendelsohn, Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at Haverford College
7:00pm
Civic Hall, Camden County College Blackwood Campus
Mar
12
Mohammed Alyahya (moderator) Bernard Haykel, Peter Mandaville, Karen E. Young
5:30pm
Stiteler Hall B26
Mar
17
8:30am
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA
Mar
19
Middle East Center, Cinema & Media Studies Program, Jewish Studies Program, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
6:00pm
401 Fisher-Bennett Hall | Penn Campus
Mar
21
6:00pm
3340 Walnut St, Fisher-Bennett Hall, Room 401

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 >

Congratulations Gareth Smail! This former FLAS recipient has received a well-earned spotlight on our FLAS page. We wish you all the best.

Read his bio by going to https://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec...

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn's student newspaper, welcomes Dr. John Ghazvinian as the Middle East Center's new Associate Director.

Among continuing the new, exciting programming of the Center, Dr. Ghazvinian is...

New Films Added to the Media Library! 

The Middle East Center adds Tickling Giants, Clash, The House is Black, Tales of Darkness, Turtles Can Fly, Kedi, Before Your...

On Wednesday Dec. 6, Dr. Rayya El Zein, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, held a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania titled "...