On November 11, 2020, the Middle East Center was proud to host Professor Amr Al-Azm, Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio.
On October 29, 2020, the Middle East Center was privileged to host Dr.
Scholars of the Middle East are frequently called upon to share their knowledge and expertise with a diverse range of publics outside the confines of academia—from policymakers to civic organizations to the media.
On September 23, 2020 the Middle East Center welcomed the University of Washington's Dr. Arbella Bet-Shlimon who spoke on the topic of ethnicity and conflict in Iraq's oil city of Kirkuk.
Congratulations to Fenjan -- Penn's undergraduate journal on the Middle East and North Africa for their first published issue! Click here to read the Summer 2020 issue
Since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic, at least 17 million people have been infected worldwide, and more than 600,000 have lost their lives to the disease.
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.