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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.

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FLAS Fellows
SUMMER 2017 FLAS FELLOWS   Fellow (department), language/level, program   -Ryan Brown (Business Economics), Undergraduate, Advanced Modern Standard Arabic   -Kyle Jones (MENAS), Graduate, Intermediate Modern Standard Arabic   -Noor Rana (Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law), Undergraduate,... read more
CMES Internship Funding Awardees
M. Fardous Asem Rahmani, Master's in Development Practice (MDP) program, School of Geography and Development Internship Location: CREATIVE International in Washington, DC   Rachel Rosenbaum, Sociocultural Anthropology PhD program, School of Anthropology Internship Location: Heinrich Böll Stuftung... read more
Dr. Clancy-Smith Becomes Guggenheim Fellow
  Congratulations to CMES Affiliated Faculty member Dr. Julia Clancy-Smith for being named one of the 2017 fellows of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in the category of Intellectual & Cultural History!
Director Betteridge Goes to Washington
In March 2017, CMES Director Dr. Anne Betteridge participated in an advocacy training session of the Coalition for International Education, which included representatives from US Department of Education Title VI-funded National Resource Centers and Language Resource Centers. The following day,... read more
Proposed Federal Budget
Dear CMES Community, The White House's proposed Federal budget (https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/budget/fy2018/2018_blueprint.pdf) calls for drastic cuts throughout the... read more

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Center for Middle Eastern Studies
845 N. Park Avenue
Marshall Bldg Room 470
P.O.Box 210158-B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Tel: (520) 621-5450
Fax: (520) 621-9257
sbs-cmes@email.arizona.edu

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Anne H. Betteridge
845 N. Park Avenue
Marshall Bldg Room 471
P.O.Box 210158-B
Tel: (520) 621-5456
Fax: (520) 621-9257
anneb@email.arizona.edu