Middle East Film Festival

Sep 23, 2022 at -

Penn Middle East Center, in collaboration with Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Cinema & Media Studies, Jewish Studies, and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, is pleased to present the 2022 edition of New…

Camden County College Speaker Series: Understanding the Syrian Tragedy: Regime, Opposition, and Outsiders

Bassam Haddad
Oct 5, 2022 at

In 2018, seven years after the start of the uprising, Syria found itself divided and embattled, with no positive end in sight. More than half of the population had been displaced and the death toll had surpassed 400,000…

Saints, Memory & Cultural Exchange between Christianity and Islam

ONLINE Book Talk with Reyhan Durmaz
Oct 11, 2022 at

Join Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Reyhan Durmaz, to discuss her book Stories between Christianity and Islam: Saints, Memory, and Cultural Exchange in Late Antiquity and Beyond. Dr. Durmaz's research…


Course offerings on the Middle East at Penn are rich and multidisciplinary. All are taught by world-renowned scholars in their field with exemplary records of teaching and publishing some of the most innovative research on the Middle East and Islam.