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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.



Our Annual Review is Available Now

Annual Review 2017-2018

We at CMES are thrilled to share our annual newsletter for the 2017-2018 academic year. We provide a snapshot of the public events, student programs, publications, and more that kept us busy over the past year.

We'd like to thank our students, colleagues and community supporters for another great year at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

You can access past annual reviews here.

 

 

 


Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East

Sectarianization: Mapping the New Politics of the Middle East is now available through Amazon, and Hurst Publishers. Sectarianization is a co-edited volume intended to disentangle the conventional argument that long-standing sectarian strife is responsible for much of the instability in the Middle East. This breakthrough publication features in-depth case studies from the region, written by some of the most notable names in Middle East studies, to push back against this conventional argument.

For a list of reviews and interviews about the book, click here.

Watch the co-editors, CMES Director Nader Hashemi and former CMES Associate Director Danny Postel discuss the book in the University of Denver's Bookchat series:

 


Korbel Trip to Israel and the West Bank
Korbel Trip to Israel and the West Bank

Interested in traveling to Israel and the West Bank this summer? Join CMES on Monday, October 1, for an information session featuring a panel of students who participated in the trip this June. Funding is available for current students. RSVP here.

 

Meydan Film Series
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Join us for our second screening of the Autumn 2018 season, featuring the award-winning film, Yol (The Road) on October 26. RSVP here