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Center for Middle East Studies

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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.

 

Upcoming event

The Future of Palestinian Activism 

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The Future of Palestinian Activism  


Commentary
Nader Hashemi

CMES Director Nader Hashemi was on CTV News discussing President Donald Trump's recent major policy shift in Syria and its impact on Kurdish forces. Watch the interview here.

The Levant Express
Micheline Ishay

CMES congratulates faculty affiliate and Distinguished Professor Micheline Ishay for the publication of her newest book, The Levant Express: The Arab Uprisings, Human Rights, and the Future of the Middle East (Yale University Press, 2019). Read more about it here.

 

New Faculty Affiliate
Kareem El Damanhoury

CMES is thrilled to welcome Kareem El Damanhoury to our center as a faculty research associate. Kareem is the new Assistant Professor of Media and Journalism Studies at the University of Denver. Click here to see all of our faculty affiliates.