Institute for Middle East Studies

IMES Outreach Program

The Institute for Middle East Studies Outreach Program seeks to provide K-12 educators from metropolitan Washington, DC, with access to resources, scholars, and tools on the Middle East. We hope to assist educators in teaching this important region by moving beyond the headlines to provide an in-depth and interdisciplinary look at the Middle East.

Funded through the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI grant, this program will provide no cost workshops and resources to area educators.

Online Resources
IMES Library
Opportunities for Teachers
Lesson Plans

Past Events:

GW's Institute for Middle East Studies' Title VI National Resource Center & Office of Military and Veteran Services partnered with Montgomery County Public Schools Visual Arts Center at Albert Einstein to create The Rendering Project.

The Rendering Project takes stories of life in and out of the military uniform and transforms them into art through the creativity of today's youth. Visual Arts students were given veteran testimonials and charged with rendering their experiences into charcoal drawings. The project culminated in a gallery showing and reception at the National Veterans Center on Veterans Day 2014.

For a short video about the project produced by The GW Hatchet please visit their website linked here.

To see more photos from this event, please visit the IMES Facebook page here.


The Encounter: Americans, Iraqis, and a Decade of War

American discussions of the Iraq war often focus on questions of military strategy and regional foreign policy. But what about the war itself? How did Iraqis and American soldiers experience a decade of war? How did they view each other? What lessons have they learned? This unique full-day conference on October 3, 2013 brought together Iraqi students and American veterans of the war, along with academics and former policymakers, to discuss the human side of America’s war in Iraq.

Local teachers participating in the IMES Outreach Program's September 2013 workshop, "Not A Drop to Drink: Water and Environmental Sustainability in the Middle East".


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Upcoming Events

POMEPS Book Launch
"Political Aid and Arab Activism: Democracy Promotion, Justice, and Representation"
With Dr. Sheila Carapico
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of Internaitonal Affairs
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IMES Lecture Series
"Terrace of the Sea: The Mediations of Memory in a Palestinian Beach Camp in South Lebanon"
With Dr. Diana Allan
Tuesday, April 29th, 2014
5:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons (Room 602), Elliott School of Internaitonal Affairs
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Contact Us

Phone: 202.994.9249
Fax: 202.994.4055
Twitter: @IMESatGWU

Institute for Middle East Studies
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 512
Washington, D.C. 20052