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The Middle East Studies program and the Middle East Center seek to strengthen an understanding of the Middle East in all sectors of American society through training and research at the University of Washington, as well as through delivery of outreach programming across the nation.

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Center News

David Fenner, Affiliate Faculty, Middle East Center, introduced the Center's new "Bridging Cultures" project to a group of 120 K-8 educators at the February 7, 2015 Washington State Council for the Social Studies K-8 Winter Conference titled "Global Issues/Local Connections." Fenner's presentation was titled "Muslims in Our Classrooms" Differences, Challenges, and Expectations."
Frances Wilson, International Studies and Mathematics major, served an internship at the Marine Corps University last summer working on issues related to the Arab Spring. His research has just been published in an article titled "Outsourcing Repression: The Impact of Foreign Fighters on the Arab Spring" in the Journal of Undergraduate International Studies, 17 (Fall, 2014): 86-97, published by the University of Wisconsin. Wilson also serves as the Co-Editor in Chief of the Jackson School Journal of International Studies.
The Middle East Center
University of Washington
225 Thomson Hall
Box 353650
Seattle, WA 98195
(206) 543-4227 phone
(206) 685-0668 fax

Ellis Goldberg, Director

Felicia Hecker, Associate Director