Friday, June 1 –
Friday, June 8, 2018
It has been an extraordinary journey of rapid growth and community building. What began as a concentration in 2012 is now one of the top MES programs in the United States.
Over the past six years, the number of core faculty and concentrators has tripled. There are currently 28 declared concentrators, and almost 1500 students enrolled in Middle East courses in 2017-2018. The number of graduate students increased from 26 in 2014 to 38 in 2017. This has had a positive impact on student interest in Middle East languages. In Arabic, for instance, enrollments in the advanced third-year course have more than doubled over the past five years.