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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Upcoming Events

October 4, 2023
Hagerty Hall 255 and via Zoom
October 18, 2023
Enarson Classroom Building, Room 100
October 27, 2023
070 / 090 in the 18th Avenue Library

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