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Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Camden Newark New Brunswick/Piscataway
  Graduate School-New Brunswick 2017 Research Centers and Institutes Center for Middle Eastern Studies  
Graduate School-New Brunswick

Lucy Stone Hall, Room B316

54 Joyce Kilmer Avenue

Piscataway, NJ 08854

Phone: 848-445-8444 ; Fax: 732-445-8446

Toby C. Jones, Director

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is an interdisciplinary center composed of faculty drawn from the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

The center was originally established in the 1970s as a Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures Program. In cooperation with the Department of Africana Studies, it introduced the teaching of Arabic, enabling students to take Arabic for the first time at Rutgers, in addition to the Hebrew language and literature courses already being offered by the Hebraic Studies department (today Jewish Studies).

As part of its initiative to increase its course offering and further develop the various areas of instruction in Middle Eastern studies at Rutgers, CMES has developed several new programs in concert with the local communities: the Contemporary Arab Studies Program (CASP), the Contemporary Iranian Studies Program (CISP), and the Islam in the Contemporary World Program (ICWP).

In addition, center faculty members have proposed a new Iranian studies undergraduate minor and are currently working with the faculty at the Department of Africana Studies on the development of an Arab studies undergraduate minor and with the faculty at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese to produce a professional certificate program in translation and interpretation.

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