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The Institute for Middle East Studies (IMES) at the George Washington University provides K-12 teachers and community college faculty access to scholars, classroom resources, and workshops.  Our goal is to increase literacy on this important region by providing interdisciplinary perspectives that help teachers and students move beyond the headlines.

The Institute for Middle East Studies also empowers journalists seeking to put local news in a global context. We support accurate and relevant reporting on the Middle East.  IMES boasts some of the country's top experts on the Middle East. Our scholars are cited frequently in news articles and appear regularly on television and radio programs. We coordinate with the Public Affairs department of the Elliott School of International Affairs, connecting members of the media to these scholars for expert analysis.

For media inquiries, please contact Jason Shevrin, Media Relations Specialist for The George Washington University.

Alison Kysia

Outreach Coordinator

Office: 512E
Phone: (703) 216-6960