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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)

Recent News

Juan Cole’s book is one of New York Times’ recommended titles

Juan Cole’s book titled, “ Muhammad: Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires,” landed on New York Times’ Book of the Week, and received notable reviews from NYT editors

CMENAS partners with CSEAS to launch their inaugural teacher program

The 2019-2020 MENA-SEA Teacher Program is an outreach program and a collaboration between the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS) and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS).

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