Program on Teaching about the Middle East

Program on Teaching about the Middle East

 

 

 

The Middle East has occupied a central role in U.S. foreign policy now for several decades, and this pivotal and tumultuous region promises to remain important to the United States for the foreseeable future. There are so many components that are essential to understanding this unique area—religion, history, geography, politics, to name a few.  Whether one looks at sectarianism, the status of ethno-religious minorities, the impact of the youth bulge, radicalism, or authoritarian creep, teaching these complex topics to today’s students is extremely important to prepare future generations for the challenges the U.S. will face in the coming years. Middle East History Institutes offer teachers a vehicle through which to educate themselves and therefore their students about the past and present of this region and the key issues facing it.  

 

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