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MEC logo.PNGWelcome to the Middle East Center (MEC) at Florida State University. Created in 2006, the MEC's main objective is to provide an academic environment for students from a multitude of disciplines to develop a deeper understanding of the Middle East. The MEC also administers FSU's Bachelor of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies, as well as minors in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies.
 

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Lebanon Intercultural Program Series presents Lebanon

On Tuesday, February 9, the Intercultural Program Series at the Center for Global Engagement will proudly feature Lebanon! Please join the Lebanese Social Organization to learn about the culture and history of Lebanon through music, dance, and food! 

Festivities began at 7 p.m. in the Globe Auditorium.

Arab Woman Film Festival Arabic Division hosts Arab Women Film Festival

Arab Women Film Festival

The Arabic Division of the Modern Languages Department is thrilled to announce their upcoming Arab Women Film Festival! Over the course of three weeks, the festival will feature four titles, showcasing Arab women in leading roles. Films will be screened at Askew Student Life Cinema on the evenings of Jan. 25, Feb. 1, and Feb. 8, and showings are free and open to the public. 

The program is as follows:

Dr. Zeina Schlenoff Dr. Schlenoff appointed MEC Director

Dr. Zeina Schlenoff, who co-founded FSU's Middle East Studies program in 2002 with Peter Garretson, has been appointed director of the Middle East Center. Congratulations, Zeina!

International Coffee Hour Arabic Outreach Program hosts International Coffee Hour

On Friday, November 13, the Arabic Outreach Program at Florida State is hosting International Coffee Hour. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy refreshments, cultural performances, and conversation celebrating Arabic and Middle Eastern culture. The event will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Center for Global Engagement. Coffee, mint tea, and baklava will be served. Please join us!