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Welcome 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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MES MES Alumni Selected as Schwarzman Scholar

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2018 MEFF 2018 Middle East Film Festival

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 13thAll 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!

Sabrina Abboud MES Student Sabrina Abboud Among FSU's Presidential Scholars

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 MES Alumni Jesse Marks Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to Conduct Research in Jordan

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.