Research & Activities

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is home to a diverse group of faculty, students, and other scholars engaged in research and study covering a large variety of fields. In addition to the vibrant faculty and student community, CMES welcomes an annual cohort of visiting researchers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Current CMES research initiatives include three interdisciplinary working groups addressing the rapid social change ongoing in the Middle East since the beginnings of the 2011 "Arab Spring."