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Center for the Study of the Middle East Panel
Welcome CSME
Upcoming Events


Thursday, December 4, 4:30p

Model Arab League Call-Out Meeting

Location: CSME, 1105 E Atwater



Spring 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 11:30a

"Turkish Media"

Lunch and a Lecture with Basak Bingol Yuce, IUB

Location: CSME, 1105 E Atwater


Wednesday, February 11, 11:45a

Lunch and a Lecture with Prof. Choksy

Location: CSME, 1105 E Atwater


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Forum discussion with University of Pittsburgh School of Law's Prof. Haider Ala Hamoudi

Co-Sponsored with CCD


Spring 2015

Prof. David McDonald speaks about his award winning book "My Voice Is My Weapon".


Spring 2015

Lecture by Hisham Melhem, bureau chief of Al Arabiya News Channel




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Spotlight Videos


'Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity' - A Lecture by Prof. Leila Sadat

Oct. 21, 2014



To date, there is still no single body of international instruments that defines and outlaws crimes against humanity. Professor Leila Sadat will present and discuss  a draft prepared and proposed by a group of the world’s leading experts on the topic, in the hope that their draft will become the basis of a future international treaty.



Congratulations to CSME affiliate professor, Dr. Salih Altoma, for receiving the Mentoring Award from the Middle East Studies Association! The MESA Mentor Award recognizes exceptional retired faculty members and the contributions they have made to educating and training others.












Congratulations to CSME affiliate professor of ethnomusicology, Dr. David McDonald, for receiving two of the field's top honors for excellence in folklore and ethnomusicology scholarship! Prof. McDonald received the Chicago Folklore Prize for his book "My Voice Is My Weapon", and the Jaap Kunst Prize for his article "Imaginaries of Exile and Emergence in Israeli Jewish and Palestinian Hip-Hop".