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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…

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. We…

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…

April 23, 2018

By Cheyenne l'Auclair (Hall)

Last week, I met with Dr. Alam Payind, Director of the Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State to discuss al-Qaeda in the Arabian…