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CMES Associates

Independent scholars/professionals who have interests related to the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia and who have been accepted by the CMES Governing Board. Read the affiliation guidelines here.


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Elise W. Crosby
Email: elisewcrosby@gmail.com
TEL: 5205291422
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Paul Dresch
Email: dresch@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5450
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David Dunford
Email: dunford@email.arizona.edu

Former U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman, 1992-1995 and former Deputy U.S. Ambassador  to Saudi Arabia, 1988-1992.

Author of From Sadat to Saddam: The Decline of American Diplomacy in the Middle East (Potomac Books 2019).

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Kathryn Howard
Program Manager, International and Intercultural Education, Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction, Maricopa Community Colleges
Email: kathryn.howard@domail.maricopa.edu
TEL: 480-731-8021
Office: 2411 West 14th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281
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J. E. Peterson
Historian and author on Middle East Affairs; Sir William Luce Fellow, University of Durham (2004)
Email: mail@jepeterson.net
TEL: (520) 885- 5457
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