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Buildings in Old City Lebanon

The Middle East Studies Center (MESC), an area studies center of the Office of International Affairs at the Ohio State University, is the central hub for Middle East Studies at OSU.

Our e-bookssupport for online learning, and our personal delivery of content to teachers, schools, and community venues, make us a local, national, and international resource center.

We conduct extensive training for schools and the military, provide ongoing media analysis (delivering 50 media interviews per year), and continually work to strengthen Middle East Studies at OSU by supporting courses, online cross-cultural conversationsenrichment activitiesforums on water, library resources and other opportunities for students.

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Recent News

January 11, 2023

Ohio State now offers an Intercultural Competence for Global Citizenship certificate to students engaging in cultural learning and exploration. Available as of autumn 2022, this certificate will…

January 3, 2023

Dr. Daniel M. Varisco, President, American Institute for Yemeni Studies, shared his expertise on Yemeni food systems for our Food Sovereignty Workshop on October 13th and 14th.  Dr. Varisco is an…

January 3, 2023

The Middle East Studies Center is growing its internship program! We are now offering a paid opportunity to support our programming and lead the student team! We intend to grow the team to 3-5…

December 13, 2022

Hi Middle East Studies Forum friends and curious,

What do a Moroccan folklorist, Malcolm X’s hajj journey, and the reports of Noura Erekat have in common? Each made their presence known at…