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Tennessee Initiative for Middle East Studies (TIMES)

TIMES (Tennessee Initiative for Middle East Studies) is a UT faculty initiative to promote educational programs and research related to the Middle East, including a Middle East Studies BA degree, a Middle East Studies minor, lectures, community events, and conferences, as well as the establishment of a center for Middle East Studies. TIMES faculty are affiliated with programs and departments across UT's campus including the Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy, the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, the Departments of History, Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, Music, Political Science, Religious Studies, and the Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies. Our goal is to make UT a regional leader in the study of the Middle East by supporting faculty research, undergraduate and graduate education, community outreach, and professional training in relevant areas.

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