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

Temporalities of Israel/Palestine: History, Culture, and the Politics of Time

Temporalities of Israel/Palestine: History, Culture, and the Politics of Time Lecture by Lital Levy, Princeton University Is there currently a “temporal...

1/27 5pm
Persian Film Series - Screening of Bashu, The Little Stranger

The Department of Middle East Studies will screen a Persian film series during Spring 2020. First up is Bahram Beizai's Bashu, The Little Stranger on January...

1/28 4pm
Persian Film Series - Screening of The Song of Sparrows

The Department of Middle East Studies will screen a Persian film series during Spring 2020. Our second film is Majid Majidi's The Song of Sparrows on...

2/18 4pm
Infrastructures of Daily Life: Technology and Environment in the Middle East

Material infrastructures are technological systems that have long shaped the social, economic, and political life in the Middle East and North Africa....

3/11 9:30am
Persian Film Series - A Night of Kiarostami: Screening of Close-Up

The Department of Middle East Studies will screen a Persian film series during Spring 2020. Our third film is Abbas Kiarostami's Close-Up on March 24th at...

3/24 4pm

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