Language Circles

CMES supports the regular language circles in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish.  Check each circle's webpage for information about weekly presenters, discussion topics, and meeting times during the fall, winter, and spring quarters.

Arabic Circle

The Arabic Circle is a weekly lecture in Arabic at the University of Chicago's Center for Middle Eastern Studies. This lecture series includes social, cultural and academic discussions about the Arabic-speaking world and is led by faculty, students and visiting scholars. The Arabic Circle site has an extensive audio archive of past events. The opinions of the speakers are their own. 

Persian Circle

The Persian Circle is a weekly lecture series in Persian at the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies. The lectures include social, cultural and academic discussions about the Persian-speaking world and is led by faculty, students, and visiting scholars and artists. The opinions of the speakers are their own. 

Hebrew Circle

Turkish Circle