The Middle East Studies Program (MESP) at USC Dornsife is committed to the teaching and study of the languages, cultures, peoples, and societies throughout the Middle East region. With faculty in Arabic, Classics, Comparative Literature, Economics, French, History, International Relations, Judaic Studies, Persian, Political Science, and Religion, MESP is home to an interdisciplinary major and minor in Middle East Studies as well as a minor in Iranian Studies. The program organizes lively and exciting lectures, colloquia, conferences, and film series on a broad range of topics ranging from politics and economics to religion and popular culture.
Sherman Jackson, the King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity teaches a GE course, Introduction to Islam.Video by Mira Zimet
Dornsife students describe how they use their SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) funds to assist faculty research or to support their own research project.Video by Mira Zimet
Problems Without Passports shows undergraduate researchers that big issues transcend national borders.Video by Mira Zimet
USC College students provide testimonials on the decision-making process for choosing a major.
Undergraduate students work with Professor Lynn Dodd on photographing ancient Indian artifacts for preservation.Video by Mira Zimet
Learn more about our November 18th lecture in this Daily Trojan article.
Check out this article in the Daily Trojan on our November 2nd lecture.