Global and Regional Studies
Middle East Studies
Bogac Ergene, Ph.D., Program Director
Associate Professor, Department of History
133 S. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT 05405
The UVM Middle East Studies Program, one of eight areas of study within the Global and Regional Studies Program, is an interdisciplinary program that brings together faculty from across the College of Arts and Sciences who have a research and teaching interest in the Middle East or topics related to the region.
A minor academic concentration in Middle East studies is available to undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Many students in various departments and colleges also take courses on the Middle East, fulfilling various college and departmental requirements, without formally declaring Middle East studies as their minor.
The Middle East Studies Program sponsors a variety of lectures and cultural events on campus related to the region. Please check our website and the GRS calendar for upcoming events during the year.
Lecture by Ayda Erbal, NYU - "A Crime With No Name, an Apology With No Agency: Armenian Genocide as Reconstructed by Turkish Intellectuals", Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, 3:30pm, Waterman 427.
UVM Discussion Panel on the Crisis in Syria, sponsored by the Middle East Studies Program, makes Sunday edition of the Burlington Free Press. The panel consisted of Middle East experts from UVM and Middlebury College who spoke to a standing-room only audience on September 19th.