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.
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.

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

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
Jul
17
Multiple
10:00am
University of Pennsylvania, Carriage House, Penn Museem

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 >

PhD candidate Gareth Smail is the recipient of the 2017 University of Pennsylvania-Pulitzer Consortium International Reporting Fellowship for the Middle East

Gareth Smail is a researcher and...

Michael Karam is awarded an honorable mention for the undergraduate essay "The Lebanese M Community: Identities Lost (or) Found in Translation.

Michael Karam is a graduating senior in the College...

Middle East Center Supported Bilingualism Workshop at the Graduate School Education 

Partnering with the Teacher Education Program (TEP) at Penn’s Graduate School of Education, the Middle East...

Lauren Beard: Winner of the 2017 Undergraduate Essay competition with the essay "Mental Health Conditions of Syrian Refugees in Turkey" 

Lauren Beard is a...