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Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies (CMENAS)

Recent News

Falafel, Frijoles, and Flan: The Middle East to Latin America

LACS and CMENAS host a four-hour teacher workshop, “Global Intersections: Middle Eastern Diaspora and Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean.”

A welcome back message from CMENAS Director Samer Ali

Welcome to a new and exciting year of CMENAS activities and news!

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.