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.
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.

The Middle East Center's (MEC) mission involves raising awareness of the unique circumstances of the region through research and instructional programs.  The MEC has adopted an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the Middle East, and we offer a wide range of educational opportunities.

Calendar

Aug
20
Julie Lenard and Labaron Palmer K-12 Teachers
12:00pm
LGBT Center, 3907 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA
Sep
15
Michelle Breslauer (of the Institute for Economics and Peace), Saif Al Saudi (2015 Davis Projects for Peace recipient), and Farah Siraj (Musician)
12:45pm
International House, 3701 Chestnut St., South America Room
Sep
17
Fatima Agnaou
10:00am
Penn GSE Room 427
Sep
17
Dr. Ahmed Boukous
2:00pm
GSE Room 200
Oct
13
Dr. Sa’ed Atshan, Swarthmore College
5:30pm
TBA
Oct
19
Dr. Arang Keshavarzian, New York University
5:30pm
208 South 37th Street Stiteler Hall B21
Oct
26
5:30pm
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut Street

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 >

Teacher Training, "Turkey: Then and Now", successfully completed
August 21, 2015
3907 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6031

On August 21, 2015, the Middle East Center conducted a teacher...

MEC Participates in EdCamp
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room
Williams Hall, 2nd Floor
https://edcampdelvalis...

Dr. Sharkey's Seminar Explores Historical Ties between Penn and the Middle East 

Since the inception of first Arabic professorship in the United States in 1782, the University of Pennsylvania...

Summer Institute on Transnational Experiences: Engaging with World Heritage 

This year’s global education Summer...