The first academic institute in the state of Iowa devoted to the study and discussion of one of the world's most geopolitically important regions
"In order to understand the world in a global context, you must understand the Middle East," said Ryan Dye, the institute coordinator and director of International Education at St. Ambrose.
The MEI has set goals related to student-learning, community collaboration and education—and regional initiatives.
Q-C Times on inaugural lecture by former Rep. Jim Leach: "Some may ask, 'Why establish a Middle East Institute in the heart of the Middle West?'"
Several major initiatives are planned for the Middle East Institute.