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 is closed to the public, but you can reach us, Monday–Friday 8:30am-5pm, please refer to our CMES Contacts page

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Speakers' Bureau

Would your class or community group like to have a guest speaker address issues related to the Middle East? When possible, CMES will arrange for a graduate student, UA faculty member, or a visiting scholar to give a guest lecture to K-12 and post-secondary classes, or community groups.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

  • Country specific (i.e. Iran, Iraq, Egypt etc.)
  • Islam and religions of the region
  • Politics
  • Conflict and Resolution
  • Holidays (Religious and state)
  • Health care
  • Education
  • Ancient Middle East

For more information, please email Director of Educational Outreach Lisa Adeli or call 520-621-7904.

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