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Center for Middle East Studies


The Center hosts frequent public forums, lectures, panel discussions, film screenings, and international conferences. We are happy to co-program with various academic departments, research centers, and student groups across the University of Denver. Our aim is twofold: to promote spirited discussion and research on the Middle East at DU, and to make the best and brightest scholars, policymakers, and intellectuals from around the world accessible to the university community.

spring 2016 event schedule 

Monday May 23 | 12:00 p.m.
Sie International Relations Complex - room 301
Josef Korbel School of International Studies (2201 S. Gaylord St.)

Education in Emergencies & No Lost Generation
A Roundtable Discussion with Maryanna Schmuki & Maryan Koehler

As a result of armed conflict and attacks on schools, children are often denied access to education. According to UNICEF, 2.6 million Syrian children are out of school and on the verge of becoming a lost generation. Join us for a roundtable discussion to learn more about the field of education in emergencies, how refugees access education, and the international No Lost Generation Initiative! They will frame the discussion around the students' interests and questions. Lunch will be provided!

co-sponsored by No Lost Generation DU, Korbel's Humanitarian Assistance program and the Center for Middle East Studies 

For more information please visit the Facebook event page.


grappo Tuesday June 7 | 5:30 p.m.
University Club Denver (167400 Sherman Street)

Saudi Arabia's Relationship with Gulf State Neighbors
A Talk by Ambassador Gary Grappo

Co-sponsored with WorldDenver 

Click here for more information and to register