The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES)

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

– Photo by Betsy Coleman (Damascus, Syria in 2009)

A bookshelf.

CMES Library

Books, videos, CDs, and more are available to check out from the CMES libraries. Enhance your Middle Eastern studies with our large inventory of materials.

Teachers posing for a photo.

K-12 Lesson Plans

Bring exciting lesson plans to your K-14 classrooms. Topics range from music and art to world history.

Bedouin dancers.

Culture Kits

Our informational culture kits include books, maps, clothing, and other everyday and ceremonial items from a variety of peoples and places.

Lisa Adeli Middle East Fund

This fund is established in tribute to Dr. Lisa Adeli who passed away in December 2020. Your donations support students and educators purchase educational materials and participate in conferences and other activities that enhance studies of the Middle East.

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Lisa Adelia