FSU MEC News

MEFF Poster MEC Launches 12th Middle East Film Festival

The MEC and FSU's Student Life Cinema are delighted to announce the 12th Middle East Film festival at FSU. The festival starts on Sunday, February 21 and ends on Sunday, March 21. A total of 5 films over 5 Sundays. We hope you will join us by watching these films virtually from the comfort of your home. The event is free and open to anyone from the public who wants to watch the films. 

Fall 2020 Advising Hours and General Questions

We are here to help advise our MES students during Fall 2020 via Zoom or over the phone. Please email Dr. Zeina Schlenoff (zschlenoff@fsu.edu) or Dr. Zafer Lababidi (zlababidi@fsu.edu) to arrange for meeting and obtaining a zoom ID.  

Summer 2020 Advising Hours

We are here to help advise our MES students during Summer 2020 via Zoom. We will be available every Tuesday from 11am-1pm. Please email Dr. Zeina Schlenoff (zschlenoff@fsu.edu) or Dr. Zafer Lababidi (zlababidi@fsu.edu) to arrange for the meeting and obtain a zoom ID.  

MEC Open House FSView: MEC Open House

Mon. Nov. 18, the Middle East Center at the Kellogg Research Building (KRB) opened their doors to the FSU community over sweets and mint tea. Students and faculty gathered in lively conversations to discuss Middle Eastern appreciation and culture. The open house also gave students a chance to learn about the Arabic Program at FSU and the only full B.A. degree in Middle Eastern Studies offered in Florida.

Maddy MES Student Awarded Boren Scholarship

Ms. Madelyn Johnson (International Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies) has been awarded the Boren Scholarship to study Arabic this coming spring and summer in Amman, Jordan. Boren is a prestigious and competitive scholarship which funds study abroad by U.S. undergraduate students in world regions critical to U.S. interests. 

Mabrook (congrats), Maddy! 

Courtney Reed MES Alumni Speak for the Voiceless in the Middle East

Florida State University senior Courtney Reed was in Amman, Jordan, for two months last summer interning with a nongovernmental organization when she unexpectedly ran into FSU alumnus Adam Coogle, who was working just a floor above her office. Click here to read more. 

MEC 2019 Middle East Film Festival

The Middle East Center and the  Askew Student Life Cinema (ASLC) are teaming up for the 11th year to recognize, present, and discuss a variety of films from across the Middle East. Palestine, Israel, Syria, Afghanistan, Iran, and Lebanon are all represented in this year’s lineup, with titles extending until November 4th. 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 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.