Department of Middle East Studies (MDES)

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MESP at USC Dornsife is committed to the teaching and study of languages, cultures, and societies from North Africa and the Gulf to the Levant and Central Asia. 

Upcoming Events

Arabic Language Tables

MDES is hosting five Arabic language tables during Fall 2019 to provide additional opportunities for students to practice their Arabic skills with faculty....

9/25 12pm
Translating Iran During the Cold War

Kamran Rastegar (Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature, Tufts University) will present a lecture entitled "Translating Iran During the Cold War: The...

9/26 2pm

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