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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.

Please consider donating, signing up for email announcements: http://eepurl.com/btgs_P, and/or joining us on social media; Facebook/mesc.osuTwitter/mesc_OSUGoogle+

Upcoming Events

October 13 - October 14, 2022
OSU Thompson Library and the STEAM Factory
November 3, 2022
Thompson Library, Room 165

Recent News

September 27, 2022

The Middle East Studies Center, Global Water Institute, and University Libraries will host a food sovereignty workshop on October 13 and 14, 2022.  Globally, 27% of people face moderate or severe…

September 10, 2022

The Middle East Studies Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Daniel M. Varisco, President, American Institute for Yemeni Studies, will discuss what local food systems can look like in the…

September 1, 2022

Food Sovereignty Workshop: Community-Centered Approaches for Food Systems Transformation

October 13 - October 14, 2022

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Locations: OSU Thompson Library (Day…

July 27, 2022

By Alivia Kiefer

An older man steps into the frame carrying an ‘oud, the traditional stringed instrument of Iraq, and kneels. Behind him, two people dressed in US military uniforms dance…

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