Middle East Center
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10th Anniversary Middle East Film Festival
The Middle East Center and the ASLC are teaming up for the 10th year to recognize, present, and discuss a variety of films from across the Middle East. Lebanon, Egypt, Kurdistan, Israel, Iran, Lebanon and Syria are all represented in this year’s lineup, with titles extending until November 13th. All films are free to the general public, and several are showing for the very first time in Tallahassee. Don’t miss your opportunity to see these excellent films on the big screen!
MES student Sabrina Abboud is a recipient of the Presidential Scholar award. The Presidential Scholars award is the premier undergraduate merit scholarship at Florida State University. The program provides four years of support and is open to high school seniors who are admitted into the Florida State University Honors Program. Presidential Scholars Program invests in undergraduate students with extraordinary potential to be the transformational leaders of their generation.
Jesse Marks, 24, Jacksonville, Fla.
Marks, who earned a bachelor’s degree in Middle East studies in August 2016 and is currently the Herbert Scoville Jr. Fellow at the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., will spend the year in Jordan studying the management of the eventual return and reintegration of Syrian refugees in Jordan to a postconflict Syria.
Kelly Baker, a senior majoring in international affairs and middle eastern studies from Greensboro, N.C., will travel to Jordan to study Arabic starting this fall. It will be a return visit. Baker studied in Amman during the summer of 2016, and the experience put her on a path toward fulfilling a key goal she’d harbored for years.