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We focus on the deep historical ties between the many and varied cultures, religions, literatures, and languages of the Middle East and South Asia

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Professor Hanadi Al-Samman Interviewed On al-Hurra News Channel

Professor Hanadi Al-Samman was interviewed on al-Hurra news channel by Hisham Melhem to discuss Thomas Jefferson's educational vision, challenges to his equality legacy, and his interests in Arabic and the Quran. The program was aired throughout the Arab world, reaching up to 420 million people. You can view the interview, which also includes other UVa faculty members, here. Professor Al-Samman's interview starts at 35 minutes.

Professor Mohammed Sawaie Receives The Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Mohammed Sawaie is one of five UVA faculty members who received the Jefferson Scholars Foundation annual faculty awards, and one of three faculty members to receive its Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is featured in the UVA Today article here for his accolade.  

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News & Announcements

MESALC Statement on Anti-Racism
June 9, 2020
“BEHIND THE ‘MANDALORIAN’ MASK: MEET UVA GRAD EMILY SWALLOW,”
June 9, 2020
MESALC Class of 2020 Congratulatory Video
May 19, 2020
Professor Geeta Patel's “Unforeseen Poet: How I Found Myself in Lyric"
May 19, 2020
Mehr Farooqi's From CAA to Lockdown in New Delhi
April 22, 2020