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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)

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UM-Dearborn professor talks growth of Muslim communities in Detroit

Sally Howell, associate professor of history at Michigan-Dearborn discusses new strategies for urban renewal in Detroit. Professor Howell's lecture is part of the 2016 CMENAS Colloquium Series.

The Istanbul Terror Attack May Force a Reckoning in Turkey’s Foreign Policy Ankara has already patched up relations with Israel and Russia—and Washington could be next.

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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