Part of the School of Global and International Studies

CSME is part of IU’s Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies  (HLS), which combines International Studies and 20 area studies and language centers and programs. Its 350+ faculty teach across a wide spectrum of academic topics including more than 70 languages. The result is multi-disciplinary cross-fertilization based on current research and a depth of understanding of history and culture.

Modern languages in the Middle East

Understanding of the Middle East cannot occur without a solid grounding in the modern languages of the region. Thus, CSME supports the study of modern Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, and Persian. Using NRC funds, we are also developing the country’s first communicative curriculum in Kurdish. A pilot course is offered through our partner institution, IU’s Language Workshop.

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Faculty experts offer insights on current affairs

Indiana University experts on the Middle East offer their commentary on issues such as the U.S. foreign policy and the greater Middle East.

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