Resources
We have compiled lots of useful links, great lesson plans and free materials for teachers, language learning resources, and much more on the Middle East and the Islamic world.
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.
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.

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

Apr
29
Dr. Michael Boyle, Assistant Professor Political Science, LaSalle University
7:00pm
Civic Hall, Connector Building, Blackwood Campus, Camden County College
May
4
Middle East Center
9:00am
108/109 Arch Building, 3601 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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 >

The Center Launches Internship and Career Workshops for Students

On April 23rd, 2015, the Penn Middle East Center, with the help of Penn in Washington, hosted an Internship and Career Workshop....

High-Profile Lectures at the Middle East Center Raises Awareness  

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania continues to enhance the knowledge about the region...

Western Asia Day at Penn

On March 24th, 2015, the Middle East Center hosted several students and their teachers from Moorestown Friends School as part of the its K-12 outreach programs....

Arabic Language Immersion Preps Penn Senior for Government Service Career

Blake Harwood, a Modern Middle Eastern Studies and International Relations Major, will be graduating from Penn in May of...

Foreign Language and Area Fellowships Open Doors For Penn Students 

The Middle East Center at the University of Pennsylvania, along with South Asia Center, African Studies Center,...