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Middle East Institute

MEI visual representationThe first academic institute in the state of Iowa devoted to the study and discussion of one of the world's most geopolitically important regions


The MEI Film Festival features the best in contemporary filmmaking from the Middle East, bringing a bit of the region's artistic perspective to the Quad Cities.

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"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.

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The MEI has set goals related to student-learning, community collaboration and education—and regional initiatives.

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Several major initiatives are planned for the Middle East Institute.

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