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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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Dr. Lisa Adeli Memorial Gathering
It is with deep sorrow that we share the news that Dr. Lisa Adeli, CMES’ devoted Director of Educational Outreach, passed away on December 22, 2020,...
$100,000 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant awarded to CMES
The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies has received a $100,000 Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad grant for a 2021 teachers'...
Teachers Collaborating Across Borders (TCAB): Online Program for US and Middle East/North African Teachers
A Virtual Exchange Program for the 2021-2022 School Year  Description of the Program:      The TCAB program is a unique opportunity for 18 teachers...
Community college professors present creative ways to internationalize the curriculum at ICC 2020
    Whether it is through courses on wartime poetry, water sustainability in Morocco, reflections on ancestry or a reality-call to contemporary...
CMES Awarded a 2020 Fulbright-Hays Grant
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies has received a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays grant of $86,902 to take 2 trip leaders and 14 K-12...

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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

Center Director

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