Community College Programs

The Center has been working with community colleges around Philadelphia area for the past years to enhance the understanding about the Middle Eastern cultures, history, languages, politics, and religions among community college students and instructors. For instance, in partnership with the American Research Institute in Turkey (ARIT) and the Center for Civic Leadership at the Camden County College (CCC), the Center sponsored two lecture series at CCC. These lectures brought Penn faculty and other Middle East area specialists in conversation with community college constituencies. Jamal Elias, MEC affiliate faculty and professor or religion, can be see lecturing about the essentials of Islam in one of these lectures at CCC on March 1, 2012.