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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+ . 

Recent News

January 24, 2021

Professor Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, School of Environmental and Natural Resources, and Director of the CFAES Dr. Rattan Lal Carbon Management and…

June 7, 2020

Dear students, colleagues and friends, 

As leaders of the Area Studies Centers at The Ohio State University, we are horrified by the violence and turmoil we see unfolding around us.…

May 27, 2020

Next week is the Global Teacher Seminar co-hosted by the area studies centers of the Office of International Affairs. We organized the session with Professor Rattan Lal, world renown expert on…

June 4, 2018

By: Thorayah Abdelqader, Lead Intern

Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the ban on women driving came with great surprise and joy to the international world. This change in policy was so…

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