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.
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.
Resources
Useful links, lesson plans, language learning resources, and much more on the Middle East and North Africa.

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

May
19
Dr. Joyce Pittman (Drexel University, School of Education)
1:30pm
Room 141, One Drexel Plaza, 3001 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Jun
27
Dr. Jamal Elias, Dr. Cheikh Babou, Mr. Juan Castrillon, Musicians and experts from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture K-12 Teachers
9:00am
Connector Building (Room 101 & 105) Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, NJ

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 >

Former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor, Stephen Hadley Speak at Penn

On Wednesday March 1 the Middle East Center in partnership with the Pulitzer Center...

Asia Day Brings K-12 Students and Teachers to Penn

On Friday February 24 the Middle East Center in partnership with the South Asia Center and Penn Museum had the pleasure to host approximately one...

War Correspondent Scott Anderson Visits Penn

On February 21 at 6: 00 pm, Scott Anderson, a journalist and war correspondent, delivered a lecture entitled “Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came...

Anna Viden and Laura Zier-Ehrlich Joins Middle East Center

Dr. Anna Viden joined the Middle East Center as Program Coordinator in January 2017. She has previously held positions as Lecturer at the...