Welcome to UW–Madison's Middle East Studies Program
What we do
We foster knowledge of the Middle East, its past and current economic, social and political developments, and seek to facilitate teaching, learning, research and public awareness of the diverse array of Middle Eastern languages, cultures and peoples.
What we offer
We confer the Middle East Studies (MES) Certificate to undergraduates seeking in-depth study of the region. Together with IRIS, we offer a summer language immersion program that is open to students and professionals, whether beginner or advanced.
What to watch out for
We organize lectures, film screenings, performances and talks featuring world-renowned academics and personalities from a wide range of topics focusing on Middle East culture, politics, arts and sciences. See our upcoming events below.