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This is a selection of useful links related to the MEIS program. We hope this gives a taste of what areas the MEIS program strives to reach and will make our webpage a useful resource to students and the community.

Middle East and Islamic Studies at US Universities ~ Newspapers and Media ~ Local Resources ~ Online Resources


Middle East and Islamic Studies at Other US Universities


The University of Cincinnati

The University of Texas at Austin

New York University

The University of Arkansas

Duke University Library - great resource guide! 

Columbia University

Brown University 

San Francisco State University

 Indiana University  Bloomington

Indiana University Islamic Studies Program

Boston College

Sacramento State University

Gettysburg College  

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

American University in Lebanon  - Summer Institute for Intensive Arabic Language and Culture at Lebanese American University

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Newspapers and Media - English language site of Qatar based pan-Arabian TV broadcaster. - Beirut-based pan-Arabian newspaper providing in-depth reporting on the Middle East and the Arab world. - Premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously on four continents in 12 cities. - Site of Washington based pro-Israel Middle East Media Research Institute providing translations and analysis of Arabic, Farsi and Hebrew media reports. -The Jadaliyya is a volunteer run site that focuses on the events that are happening in the Arab world today. It is a combination of advocacy, scholarship, and knowledge the focus on events in the United States and the Arab world. The site is in English and Arabic.

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Local Resources


The Louisville Free Public Library Iroquois Branch


Dining in Louisville 

The Caspian Grill - Mediterranean, Persian

Ramsi's Cafe on the World - Eclectic variety of cuisine with excellent Middle Eastern selections.

 Yafa Cafe - "Classic Mediterranean cuisine" such as hummus, falafels, rice and lentils and Tabolih, Fattoush, Greek, Arabic, Jerusalem, and Yogurt salads.

Al Watan - Middle Eastern 

Safier - Mediterranean, Persian, Lebanese, Indian

The Grape Leaf - "Pan-Mediterranean" cuisine 

Zaytun - Mediterranean

Pita Delites - Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean

Shiraz - Mediterranean, run by a Persian family

Saffron's - Persian

Little Jerusalem - "Jewish, Mediterranean"

Safier Mediterranean Deli

 Mirage Mediterranean Restaurant

Petra Mediterranean Restaurant

Pesto's Persian & Italian Cuisine

 Dining in Southern Indiana

Coming soon!!

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Community Outreach

Kentucky Refugee Ministries - a non-profit organization, is dedicated to providing resettlement services to refugees through faith- and agency-based co-sponsorship in order to promote self-sufficiency and successful integration into our community.

 The Americana Community Center - >The Americana Community Center is a non-profit organization, which provides a spectrum of services for the many diverse residents of Metro Louisville.  These services enable people to discover and utilize resources to build strong families, create a safe, supportive community, and realize their individual potential.

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Online Resources - This is a project of Indiana University comprised of various initiatives and activities that are all dedicated to promoting understanding and dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims.

Duke University Library - great resource guide! 

Columbia University Libraries

Harvard University Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP)

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