A national network of resources and information about the Middle East

A thousand year old eco-fable, a story of migration from Oman, and realities faced by children growing up in war zones all are found in the 2015 Middle East Book Awards recipients. Many books recognized in this year’s awards focus on serious and complicated issues in ways appropriate for K-12 students. The Middle East Outreach Council (MEOC) made 10 awards and honorable mentions in Picture Book, Youth Literature, and Youth Non-Fiction categories. Winners were announced at the MEOC annual meeting at the Middle East Studies Association Conference held in Denver on November 21, 2015.


The Middle East Outreach Council and The Center for Middle  Eastern Studies at The University of Denver’s Joseph Korbel School of International  Studies hosted a full-day professional development workshop on “Dimensions of Diversity in the Middle East” during the Middle East Studies Association’s 2015 annual meeting on Saturday, November 21. It included  content-rich sessions on topics including “Religious Issues in the Middle East,” “Diversity in Middle Eastern Cities,” and “Minorities in The Middle East” with scholars Dr. Carole Woodall from The University of Colorado, Dr. Andrea Stanton from the Department of Religious Studies at The University of Denver, and Dr. Jonathan Sciarcon from the Department of Judaic Studies at The University of Denver.


Free photo resource!

MEOC is proud to make available a growing archive of member contributed photographs taken in the Middle East. These copyright-friendly photographs are licensed for use in the classroom or for non-commercial projects. Browse the galleries and help yourself!
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