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The Middle East Center at Penn sponsors and supports programs and initiatives across the disciplines and professional schools, and runs a dynamic outreach program in the Delaware Valley. Faculty and students at Penn are also active and prominent in the field of Middle East studies, making significant and highly regarded contributions to scholarly output in their areas of interest. We will continue to update news of the Center's activities and highlight the achievements of our faculty and students here.

Dr. Jamal Elias, Dr. Cheikh Babou, and Mr. Juan Castrillon K-12 Teachers The Middle East Center and Center for Civic Leadership and Responsibility at Camden County College are happy to present: “Addressing Islamophobia in K-12 Education: a Workshop for Teachers". The workshop will take place Tuesday, June 27th between 9:00-3:30pm in Connector Building (Room 101) Camden Community College, Blackwood Campus. Dr. Jamal Elias, Dr. Cheikh Babou, and the Ethno-Musicologist Juan Castrillon, all three from the University of Pennsylvania, will give lectures and performances on how to address Islamophobia in the classroom. Participation is free but registration is required since space is limited. Teachers are eligible to receive a stipend of $150 along with instructional material from Brown’s Choices Program and New Jersey Professional Development Credit. To receive the stipend teachers are required to submit a lesson plan based on the material presented in the program within a week of the conclusion of the program. For more information and to register please find the flyer and the registration form below. The deadline for registration is May 31. Please email your registration forms to Valerie Concordia at
Connector Building Room 101 Camden County College, Blackwood Campus, NJ
Multiple University of Pennsylvania's National Resource Centers Present the Global Summer Institute 2017, titled Legendary Empires: Power, People and Politics July 17-21, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The Global Summer Institute is a five-day K-12 teacher training organized by the National Resource Centers at University of Pennsylvania focusing on global education. The Summer Institute offers workshops by Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, trips to the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new South Asia Gallery and the Penn Museum’s special exhibition, "Cultures in the Crossfire: Stories from Syria and Iraq," curriculum development activities and much more! This year’s theme will focus on creative interpretations of “empire,” exploring fabled kings and queens, dynasties that reshaped landscapes, colonial rulers and modern empires. Registration is free: Participants receive ACT 48 credit and a $ 100 stipend for attendance and completion of all workshops. Apply at  Application deadline: Wednesday, May 31, 2017  We hope to see you there!
University of Pennsylvania, Carriage House, Penn Museem