Middle Eastern Studies     

Welcome to the website for Middle Eastern Studies (MESTU) at Penn State University. The Middle Eastern Studies Committee at Penn State is comprised of faculty members from across the university. We all have professional interests in the study of the Middle East region, ranging from West Africa to Afghanistan. In addition to offering students the opportunity to minor in Middle Eastern Studies, we sponsor lectures and host events. We also administer the Shibley Award for study of the Middle East.

The Middle Eastern Studies Minor

Affiliated Faculty

The Shibley Scholarship

Study Abroad Programs

Upcoming Events


For more information:

Dr. Jonathan Brockopp, Chair
406 Weaver Building
Office hours: Tuesdays 2:30 - 4:30pm

Benjamin Whitesell, Academic Adviser
224 Weaver Building


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