The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) at the University of Arizona, one of 15 Title VI National Resource Centers in the U.S. for Middle Eastern Studies, will award a record 13 Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships to both undergraduate and graduate students for summer intensive language study this year. FLAS is funded through the U.S. Department of Education.
Led by Ali G. Scotten, a senior consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton's Persia House, where he serves as a leading linguist and analyst on Iranian foreign Policy and domestic issues. Included is a powerpoint on how to write effective policy briefs.
Beginning in summer 2012, UA students will be able to spend seven weeks in Jordan earning UA credit.
NES 597A, "Teaching about the Middle East," is offered by the University of Arizona for 3 graduate credits (in Middle Eastern and North African Studies).
- 2010 Winners of CMES Annual Lesson Plan Competition
The Center is pleased to announce the 2010 winners of our annual Lesson Plan Competition.
1st Place: Benjamin Breault
2nd Place: Lorna Holmes
Honorable Mention: Stacy Hercules, Wendy Youngblood, Karen Lieneke, and Saviz Safizadeh
- Middle East Outreach Council Announces 2009 Middle East Book Award Recipients
Established in 1999, the Middle East Book Award recognizes quality books for children and young adults that contribute meaningfully to an understanding of the Middle East. All of the award winning books have been added to the CMES lending library and are available for public use.
- CMES Outreach Coordinator Wins Award from the History Channel
Lisa Adeli, CMES coordinator wins award from the History Channel at National History Day competition.
- Lisa Adeli Publishes Book on Minorities in the Balkans During WWII
CMES Outreach Coordinator Lisa Adeli, recently published her first book, "Resistance to the Persecution of Ethnic Minorities in Croatia and Bosnia During World War II." The book is published by Edwin Mellen Press and available for purchase through major book sellers.
- 2009 Winners of the CMES Annual Lesson Plan Competition
The Center is pleased to announce the 2009 winners of our annual Lesson Plan Competition.
1st Place: Abbey McNair
2nd Place: Brenda Bonine and Jennifer Turner
Honorable Mention: Louise Forsyth and Laura Provencher