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Increasing Understanding of the Middle East and South Asia at UVa and in the Community

The Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures (MESALC) developed a series of five new courses which highlight the deep cultural, economic and political connections between the Middle East and South Asia and which will attract high enrollment.  In addition, they developed two outreach initiatives: (1) a pair of symposia for UVa students that provided information and a rationale on how to prepare for the world of work involving the Middle East and/or South Asia; (2) “town hall” type symposia which highlighted general concerns of the community and provided information about the Middle East and South Asia, particularly how US interests intersected with the two regions.

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Increasing Understanding of the Middle East and South Asia at UVa and in the Community