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UA Little Rock Middle Eastern Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program endowed by the University of Arkansas King Fahd Fund for Middle Eastern Studies. The Program’s chief goal is to foster knowledge of the Middle East among the UA Little Rock campus community and the community of Little Rock and the state of Arkansas. The Program has a dedicated group of faculty specializing in the Middle East. Academically, the UA Little Rock Middle Eastern Studies Program offers a series of courses on the Middle East and is centered on an academic minor in Middle Eastern Studies.

The Program also conducts frequent events (lectures, conferences, films, etc.) on the Middle East aimed at the academic community and the general public. Because of the generous endowment, the Program is able to distribute grant monies among UA Little Rock faculty and students interested in pursuing specific scholarly endeavors. The UA Little Rock Ottenheimer Library has a large and growing collection of books, periodicals, and other sources on the Middle East. The Program also funds UA Little Rock student participation in the Model Arab League and other simulation programs.

For more information about the Middle Eastern Studies Minor, contact Dr. Neveen Shafeek Amin at

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