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.
Pulitzer International Student Reporting Fellowship for Penn Students
Middle East Center and the South Asia Center are now accepting applications in partnership with Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for our International Student Reporting Fellowship.

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

Dec
14
Middle East Center, MMES Advising staff
2:30pm
Fisher-Bennett Hall, Graduate Student Lounge Room 330
Jan
16
Jan
27
Penn Museum, Middle East Center Tessa Alarcan Martin, Dr. Marie-Claude Boileau
8:30am
Penn Museum
Jan
31
Feb
28
Cole Bunzel, PhD student at Princeton University
7:00pm
Civic Hall, Camden Community College Blackwood Campus
Mar
7
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
Mar
16

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 >

Four New Movies Added to the Media Library! 

The Middle East Center adds Tickling Giants, Clash, Tales of Darkness and the Women's Balcony to its Media...

On Wednesday Dec. 6, Dr. Rayya El Zein, Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Research in Global Communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, held a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania titled "...

On April 3, 2017 Professor Heather Sharkey published the book A History of Muslims, Christians and Jews in the Contemporary Middle East.

On October 19, 2017 Professor Nili Gold gave a talk at the University of Pennsylvania in the context of the celebration of the publication of her book Haifa: City of Steps.  

 

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