The Center for the Study of the Middle East (CSME) supports a broad range of activities aimed at the K-12 community, including sponsoring language programs, as well as outreach involving the history, culture, music, art, and other aspects of studying the Middle East. The Center also sponsors educational programs in community colleges. All of the lectures and events sponsored by CSME are free and open to the public.
CSME’s affiliates take their outreach obligations seriously and are proud to take part in the Bloomington Lotus Blossoms Festival, the annual conference of the Indiana Council for the Social Studies, the International Festival of Indianapolis, the Midwest Conference on International Education, as well as the Social Studies Workshop for K-12 teachers.
CSME has developed a core of local community members who consistently attend our events, and we continue to find ways of engaging and expanding this core group.