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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.


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and in accordance with University of Denver policies, the Center for Middle East Studies has canceled all in-person events for the foreseeable future. We look forward to offering opportunities to connect virtually and providing updates and analyses from the region.


 

Watch Now

New: What Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Teach Us About Democracy & Authoritarianism?

CMES Director Nader Hashemi delivered a virtual talk on the Coronavirus pandemic in the context of authoritarian societies. This event was hosted by the Islamic Renaissance Front and the Islam and Liberty Network on April 2, 2020.

 

 

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Upcoming Events
JKSIS

The Center for Middle East Studies has canceled all in-person events for the foreseeable future. We look forward to offering opportunities to connect virtually and providing updates and analyses from the region.