Teacher Institutes

MEPC provides highly respected in-person presentations on the Middle East for students, educators, and other civic leaders. We will also be adding webinars and articles featuring original content on subjects of importance in the Middle East. For more information, please contact us


Arab Culture & Civilization

Explore this exemplary library of articles and resources on Arab societies and culture. This site was originally created by the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE).


Resources and Events

What is the Middle East?

The Middle East is the common term for a region consisting of countries in Southwest Asia and, usually, at least part of North Africa. It is a relatively new term now widespread both inside and outside the region. While this essay mainly focuses on geography, it also discusses some stereotypes and realities.