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The Middle East Center at Penn sponsors and supports programs and initiatives across the disciplines and professional schools, and runs a dynamic outreach program in the Delaware Valley. Faculty and students at Penn are also active and prominent in the field of Middle East studies, making significant and highly regarded contributions to scholarly output in their areas of interest. We will continue to update news of the Center's activities and highlight the achievements of our faculty and students here.

Apr
24
Hassan Najmi, Eric Sellin, Roger Allen, Mbarek Sryfi Moroccan poetry reading and book signing featuring Hassan Najmi, Eric Sellin, Roger Allen and Mbarek Sryfi. The poetry reading will be followed by a reception.
5:30pm
David Rittenhouse Laboratory 3C6, 209 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Apr
25
Daniel Byman, a professor and Senior Associate Dean at the Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service and Research Director of the Center for the Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution Daniel Byman, a professor and Senior Associate Dean at the Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service and Research Director of the Center for the Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will drawn upon his work with the (-11 Commission and as an analyst for the US intelligence community, to explain how al Qaeda is distinct from the Islamic State and the broader jihadist movement. This lecture is part of a lecture series titled, "Terror in the Twenty First Century- al Qaeda and Their Affiliates. The lecture series is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
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 This workshop introduces the participants to the basic grammar of the Azeri language and its relation to Turkic Languages. It also discusses Azeri culture and language in Iran.     
10:00am
Williams Hall 440
Apr
27
Furkat Sharipov, Bianca Brown, Elif Sayar, Michael Ernst, Tansylu Gimadeeva, Feride Hatiboglu This workshop introduces the participants to Uzbekistan, Uzbek language and Uzbek culture.
10:00am
Williams Hall 440
May
4
Various   The Iran Graduate Student Workshop will take place at the University of Pennsylvania May 4-5, 2018. The workshop will feature graduate students and scholars who are working on Iran from many different perspectives. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information regarding the panels, participants, discussants,  and specific locations please visit the program and the flyer below.
9:15am
College Hall 209, University of Pennsylvania