The mission of the Center for Middle East Studies is to enrich Middle East programming at the University of Oklahoma.
The Center for Middle East Studies brings distinguished speakers to the University each semester, sponsors informal Brown Bag Lunches, and supports Middle East events on campus. In the past years, CMES has brought Reza Aslan, Stephanie Saldana, Adeed Dawisha, Mona Eltahawy, Eugene Rogan, Graham Fuller, Hooman Majd, Juan Cole, among others, to speak at OU.
The Farzaneh family generously endowed a lecture series on Iran and a professorship in Iranian studies. The Department of International and Area Studies welcomed Dr. Afshin Marashi to fill this new position. He is now working on establishing Iranian Studies at OU and currently teachs Iranian Studies courses such as Modern Iran: 1500-Present.
To find out about the latest events sponsored by CMES, please go to our Facebook site: "Middle East at OU", here.
Joshua Landis, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Modern Middle East, History department and Department of International and Area Studies; Director of Center for Middle East Studies, International Programs Center.
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