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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)

Recent News

The William Davidson Institute Promotes Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa with M2Gate.

During the eight-week program, students work together by identifying a pressing social problem in the region and working toward a creative and collaborative solution through social entrepreneurship.

Cinetopia Film Festival brings 2018 Arab Film Festival to Michigan

CMENAS, DISC, and ISP sponsor screenings in Dearborn and Ann Arbor

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, Spring 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.