Middle Eastern Studies

This FIGS will help students understand U.S. perspectives of the Middle East and North Africa, focusing on issues as diverse as culture, language, religion, and gender. We’ll examine what we know about that region of the world and how that knowledge has been shaped (and sometimes misshaped) by historical events and international politics. Students will engage in informed dialogues about the Middle East, will meet faculty affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and will learn about a variety of academic paths and career opportunities related to this exciting field.