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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)

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Islamic Peace Studies Inaugural Conference: Peace in Islam, Islam in Peace

Islamic Peace Studies Initiative inaugural conference brings scholars and community members together for a forum highlighting the field of Islam and peace

Third Annual UM-UPR Collaborative Symposium: Citizenship and Identity in the Classroom

The third annual symposium of the University of Michigan-University of Puerto Rico Outreach Collaboration will be held in Puerto Rico on March 2-3, 2017; live-streaming will be available at: http://galileo.uprrp.edu/

The Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies enhances awareness of the peoples, cultures, and languages in the Middle East and North Africa. This vitally important region of the world constitutes a highly diverse cultural area now undergoing rapid and large-scale change.

Study of the MENA region began at U-M in 1889. Since the inception of the program in 1961, U-M has been committed to area studies and language training. In 1993, CMENAS became a member of the new U-M International Institute, which seeks to stimulate research and teaching on critical areas of the world and to foster cooperation among the university’s departments, schools, and colleges.

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