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About the Middle East Institute

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The St. Ambrose University Middle East Institute (MEI) was established in 2014 to serve as an academic institute devoted to study and discussion of one of the world's most geopolitically important regions. The institute is the first of its kind devoted to this area of the world in the state of Iowa.

From civil war in Syria to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, almost no part of the world is more topical than the Middle East. To better understand the world in a global context, you must understand the Middle East. The institute's mission is to provide a nonpartisan public forum for the university and the community to engage thoughtfully about key issues impacting the Middle East.

"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 institute's mission will be to provide a nonpartisan public forum for the university and the community to engage thoughtfully about key issues impacting the Middle East."

The Middle East Institute hosts scholars-in-residence and visiting artists whose work focuses on the Middle East. The institute fits with the St. Ambrose history of engagement in peace and justice issues.