Co-sponsorship Policy
The Middle East Center sponsors programs and events serving the scholarly community at Penn that promote discussion of the history, culture, and politics of the modern 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.
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.

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
8
Dr. Fatemeh Shams
5:00pm
Class of 1955 Room (Room 241) Van Pelt Library
Feb
13
Dr. Sarah Sharp / Workshop for K-12 Educators
9:00am
3000 W. School House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Feb
15
Dr. Ranin Kazemi, San Diego State University
5:30pm
Fisher - Bennett Hall Room 231 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA, 19104
Feb
18
Dr. Huda J. Fakhreddine (University of Pennsylvania)
5:30pm
Fisher - Bennett Hall Room 244, 3340 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA, 19104
Feb
22
Dr. Blake Atwood
5:00pm
Class of 1955 Room (Room 241) Van Pelt Library.
Feb
24
Director of Penn in Washington, Dr. Martinez and Jake Gutman, Penn Alum, Carnegie Endowment
12:00pm
Arch Building, Room 108 (3601 Locust Walk)
Feb
29
Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi
5:00pm
Class of 1955 Room (Room 241) Van Pelt Library

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 >

Arabic Spotlight: Language Aficionado, Oscar Chim, Tells MEC about His Passion for Arabic and Dr. Huda Fakhreddine Speaks about Arabic Education 

One of our goals at the Middle East...

UPENN’s National Resource Centers Are Now Accepting Applications for the Master Teacher Fellowship in Global Education

Attention K-12 and Community College Educators!

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The Middle East Center Undergraduate Essay Contest 2016 is now accepting submissions

The Middle Center (MEC) at the University of Pennsylvania is now accepting submissions for our 2016 Essay...

Middle East Center Fall 2015 Newsletter Released: See where we have been in 2015!

The Middle East Center Fall 2015 Newletter has been released. It includes information regarding various...