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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.

Various NOTE: EVENT IS NOW FULL. There is an active waiting list. If you would like to be added, please write to How have people in Philadelphia, the Middle East, and North Africa shaped their urban communities over time?  We explore this question in a two-day Global Summer Institute for social studies, humanities, arts and STEM educators of grades 6-12. Participants receive 14 hours of ACT 48 credits, online and print educational resources, and free breakfast and lunch. Monday, July 15th, 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM LBGT Center, 3907 Spruce Street Tuesday July 16th, 8:30 PM- 4:00 PM Penn Museum 3260 South Street  Urban heritages offers educators the opportunity to explore various aspects of urban lives across global regions and cultural perspectives through time. Scholars in the field of World Heritage, Cultural History and Archaeology will share their insights into the ancient cities of Ur and Aleppo, as well as our own city of Philadelphia, allowing deeper inquiry into each urban community. Teachers will tour the Penn Museum, experience object-based learning with real ancient artifacts, and collaborate with other educators in similar disciplines. By the conclusion of these workshops, participants are invited to submit a lesson plan for curricular implementation for a $100 stipend.    To RSVP click on the following link Last day to RSVP is July 8.  For inquiries please contact MEC Program Coordinator Anna Viden
Day 1: 3907 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; Day 2: Penn Museum, 3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104