Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. The Center for Middle Eastern Studies office and library are closed except by appointment only; to reach us, Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm, or to find out how to set an appointment, please refer to our CMES contact page.

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Community Resources

Spring 2020 Trip to Morocco
We are offering a spring trip to learn about Morocco, a wonderful, diverse country that is a crossroads of North African, European, and Middle Eastern civilizations.

We are offering a fall trip to learn about the layered history and culture of Bosnia, led by our very own Balkan historian.

Global Business Outreach
We offer a wide variety of outreach services to help facilitate better business experiences in the Middle East and North Africa.

Tucson Community Resources
There are numerous resturants, markets, and cultural centers across the Tucson area which all specialize on resources for the MENA region.

Since CMES has been forced to operate remotely in light of COVID-19, we have supplemented our support for the local community with additional resources to visit virtually. You'll find likes to free, open-source resources like podcasts, archives, newspapers, map collections, music, and more.