Institute for Middle East Studies


SKYPE-A-SCHOLAR: Bring GW's Middle East faculty into your classroom with our SKYPE-A-SCHOLAR program. This free services allows K-12 educators to schedule GW faculty for real-time discussions on the Middle East using the voice-over-IP service Skype. Contact IMES Outreach Coordinator Alexandra Perrotti at to set up a Skype session for your classroom! (This program is supported by the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI National Resource Grant program)

Arabic K-12 Teachers Network (National Capital Language Resource Center)
This website is maintained by the National Capital Language Resource Center and it provides teachers of Arabic K-12 with research, teaching materials, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Council on Islamic Education

Library of Congress: Teaching with Primary Sources

Middle Eastern-American Resources Online
Established in response to the growing interest and need to incorporate Middle Eastern Americans into the study of American society and culture, past and present. The project is grounded on the rich and significant body of scholarship and literature produced over a course of more than a century.

Middle East Outreach Council

Muslim Voices
Aims to promote intercultural dialogue and understanding between Muslims and Non-Muslims through podcasts, videos, public events, art exhibits, and discussions.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summertime Favorites Reading List

Outreach World: Middle East Literature and Culture in the Classroom

Paul D. Coverdell World Wise Schools (Peace Corps)

Primary Source
Promotes history and humanities education by connecting educators to people and cultures throughout the world.

Saudi Aramco World
Provides free subscriptions, classroom sets, and online resources to educators.

Teaching the Middle East (University of Chicago)

Teach Mideast (Middle East Policy Council)

World History Connected


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Upcoming Events

IMES Annual Conference
"Art in a Time of Violence: Cultural Production in the Contemporary Middle East"
Friday, April 17th, 2015
8:45 AM
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs
» RSVP here

POMEPS Book Launch
"The Taming of Democracy Assistance"
Featuring Dr. Sarah Bush
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015
12:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs
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MEPF Book Launch
"Police Encounters: Security and Surveillance in Gaza under Egyptian Rule"
Dr. Ilana Feldman
Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
6:00 PM
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Elliott School of International Affairs
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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