Center for Global & International Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences


The University of Kansas has been dedicated to the study of the Middle East for many years. KU supports teaching and research related to the study of the Middle East across disciplines, as well a sponsoring numerous outreach programs. The program in Middle East Studies seeks to bring these historic assets together to facilitate knowledge about the Middle East from different perspectives, for the University and for the surrounding communities. The Middle East Studies Program is a cooperative endeavor, through which we hope to strengthen, unify and build upon the many resources available at University of Kansas.

The Middle East Studies web site is a repository of information relating to the study of the Middle East in and around the University of Kansas. Whether you are interested in minoring in Middle East Studies, are looking for future or past events, want to learn a foreign language, find out about funding opportunities, are curious about the specialties of our faculty, or need to identify a study abroad program, you will find all of that information and more included on the site.



Student Spotlight

Meet Zoya Khan, who graduated with the Middle East Studies minor  along with a double major in Global & International Studies and Political Science. Watch the video below and read more about Zoya here.

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