Education Dept says Middle East Studies program has to advance the security interests of the United States in order to receive further funding | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Education Dept says Middle East Studies program has to advance the security interests of the United States in order to receive further funding

King’s letter accuses the consortium of pushing “narrow, particularized views of American social issues” on students. “Although a conference focused on ‘Love and Desire in Modern Iran’ and one focused on Middle East film criticism may be relevant in academia, we do not see how these activities support the development of foreign language and international expertise for the benefit of U.S. national security and economic stability,” reads the letter.

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