Welcome to The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Arizona (UA) supports and promotes Middle East language and Middle East studies-related teaching and research throughout the University, and fosters understanding of the Middle East through an extensive program of outreach to schools and the wider community.

2015 Annual Photography Exhibit: Labor and Leisure
MENAS Colloquium Series
        SPRING 2015 Talks are usually scheduled for 3pm on Friday afternoons in Marshall 490. Please check individual talk webpage for date/time/location details as they may change. Visit the MENAS Colloquium Series archives.     January... read more
Spring 2015 Film Series
DIMENSIONS OF WOMEN'S LIVES IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1ST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 7PM IN MANUEL PACHECO INTEGRATED LEARNING CENTER (ILC) 1301500 E. UNIVERSITY BLVD.
CMES Annual Photography Exhibit

Center News

1,000s of used Middle Eastern studies books, including rare volumes, will be on sale. CMES t-shirts 50% off. Purchase $50+ and receive a FREE mounted photograph of the Middle East (while supplies last). Free mint tea will be served. September 5, 2014, in Marshall 490, from 8:30am to 3:00pm. Bring... read more
Come finish your holiday shopping at CMES next week. CMES t-shirts will be ON SALE  for $15 from December 9-13. CMES mugs and evil eye key chains will be sold at regular prices. CMES is open 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. CMES merchandise is always available for purchase at regular prices during... read more