Old Main

Letter from MEST Director 

Dear Students, Parents, Alumni, and Friends,


Welcome to the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies. We are delighted that you found us and are excited to work with you. Our center consists of a diverse group of internationally acclaimed faculty members who have been recognized for their outstanding research, teaching, and mentoring. If you are an undergraduate student searching for an academic home or interested in graduate programs, our center is ready to discuss different options with you. We are deeply committed to the academic success of our students, and eager to discuss why studying the Middle East continues to matter today. We also support our students after graduation to ensure they achieve success in their careers.


Thank you for your interest in our center. If you have any question about our programs, feel free to call our office at 479-575-4373 or stop by on the second floor of Old Main. We look forward to talking with you.


Dr. Shirin Saeidi
Director of the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies
Old Main 202
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR 72701