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.
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.
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.

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

Apr
18
Apr
18
Barack Mendelsohn, Associate Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of the Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program at Haverford College
7:00pm
Civic Hall, Camden County College Blackwood Campus
Apr
23
Sara D. Pursley, Assistant Professor in History, New York University
5:30pm
Fisher Bennett Hall 201, 3340 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Apr
24
Hassan Najmi, Eric Sellin, Roger Allen, Mbarek Sryfi
5:30pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory 3C6, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Apr
25
Daniel Byman, a professor in the Security Studies Program at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Research Director of the Center for the Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution
7:00pm
Civic Hall, Camden County College Blackwood Campus
Apr
26
Daisy Braverman, Erika Gilson, Mahyar Entezari, Aychin Sultan, Elif Sayar, Bianca Brown, Feride Hatiboglu
10:00am
Fisher-Bennett Room 244
Apr
27
Furkat Sharipov, Bianca Brown, Elif Sayar, Michael Ernst, Tansylu Gimadeeva, Feride Hatiboglu
10:00am
Fisher-Bennett Hall Room 244

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 >

On April 11th, Cory Boatwright facilitated a panel discussion, titled The United States Military and The Middle East: A View from Veterans. The panel included Chase Wilke (Wharton MBA Student), Michael Lowhorn (...

Congratulations Gareth Smail! This former FLAS recipient has received a well-earned spotlight on our FLAS page. We wish you all the best.

Read his bio by going to https://www.sas.upenn.edu/mec...

The Daily Pennsylvanian, Penn's student newspaper, welcomes Dr. John Ghazvinian as the Middle East Center's new Associate Director.

Among continuing the new, exciting programming of the Center, Dr. Ghazvinian is...

New Films Added to the Media Library! 

The Middle East Center adds Tickling Giants, Clash, The House is Black, Tales of Darkness, Turtles Can Fly, Kedi, Before Your...