Krista Gulbransen lecturing in AMES class
Professor Krista Gulbransen discussing on object from the Maxey Museum's David C. Graham Collection of Chinese Anthropology in an Intro to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies class.

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program (AMES) consists of a group of Whitman College faculty who specialize in a variety of disciplines and study Asian or Middle Eastern cultures. AMES oversees majors and minors in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a major in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (SAME). In addition, AMES oversees the annual David Deal Lecture series.