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Center for Middle East Studies

Center for Middle East Studies


Welcome to the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES) at the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies. 

We seek to engage the University of Denver community and the broader Denver community in informed discussion on topics of regional importance in an effort to deepen understanding of this critical region of the world. We host numerous events, films, and panel discussions throughout the year; almost all are completely free and open to the public. 

We also hope to add to discussions by staying engaged with current events through our timely news & journal publications, as well as our frequent appearances on local and national news networks.


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The Killing of Qassem Suleimani: What's Next for the Middle East?


CANCELED: February 18 Event
Tom Farer

Our event with Tom Farer has been canceled. We will notify our subscribers if and when we reschedule the event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

For Sama: Screening & Discussion
For Sama

Join CMES, DU's Department of Religious Studies, and the Korbel Humanitarian Assistance Program for a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary For Sama on February 25. Click here to register.