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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)

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Second Annual Islamic Peace Studies Conference: “The Abode of Peace: Spirituality and Harmony in Islam”

CMENAS organizes the second annual Islamic Peace Studies conference—March 21-23, 2019

“I, too, sing America”: A Literary Journey through Iran, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Curriculum

MENAS master's degree graduate Shireen Smalley reflects on her experience at the 2018 UPR-UM Symposium.

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.

CMENAS Newsletter, Fall 2018
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We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, CMENAS needs you—because the world needs Victors.


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