Events

The Middle East Center hosts a wide range of public events, including lectures, cultural events, film festivals, panel discussions, and interactive workshops. All of our events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. 

Please note: in accordance with the University of Pennsylvania's current COVID-19 guidelines, the Middle East Center is planning to begin holding events again in person. It is MANDATORY for all attendees to wear masks. Physical distancing will be observed. All attendees must sign a special event sign-in sheet, attesting that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or are a Penn community member enrolled in the Penn Cares testing program. We will continue to monitor CDC, city, and university guidelines and will move our events online if it is deemed necessary for the protection and safety of our community. 



[POSTPONED] Governance: Noura Erakat and Lisa Anderson

"Social Change and the Global Middle East" Series with the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
Noura Erakat, Lisa Anderson, and moderator Hocine Fetni
Dec 9, 2021 at -

EVENT POSTPONED  



Religion and Political Transformation: Tarek Masoud and Zakia Salime

"Social Change and the Global Middle East" Series with the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy
Jan 20, 2022 at -

The rise of Islamization has had enormous impacts on the political and social landscapes of Egypt, Morocco, and the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Tarek Masoud and Zakia Salime will address the…