Program Director: Dr. Abed el-Rahman Tayyara
Interim Director: Tama L. Engelking, Ph.D.
The United States has a long-term need for a critical mass of professionals in Middle Eastern languages, history, politics and culture, who understand the Middle East, to serve the nation's international relations, diplomatic, homeland security, military and economic needs. The Middle Eastern Studies minor provides a broad-based focus on important Middle Eastern topics. No other university in Northeast Ohio has such a program.