I am grateful to the Department of Global Middle Eastern Studies for pushing me to challenge my own perceptions of the Arab community, as a Lebanese American. Under GMES, I was given unparalleled flexibility to explore classes from a diverse range of departments and schools, each providing a stimulating environment . . .
The program in Middle East Studies has exposed me to a culture and people I did not know much about before coming to university. Through this program, I have not only grown as a writer but as a student, an observer, and a traveler. In my study of the Middle . . .