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      United States Center for Middle Eastern Studies(CMES)

     Affiliation : University of Chicago

   Head of the Institue : Robert J. Zimmer
   Date of establishment : 1965
   Field : Middle Eastern Studies
   Tel : (+1) (773) 702 8297 , (+1) (773) 702 1234
   Fax : (+1) (773) 702 2587
   Addres : Albert Pick Hall for International Studies 201, 5801 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, Illinios 60637,
   Email : cmes@uchicago.edu
   Url : http://www.uchicago.edu/research/center/center_for_middle_eastern_studies/ ; http://cmes.uchicago.edu/ ; http://cmes.uchicago.edu/page/faculty
   More : Founder: John D. Rockefeller Scope & history of the institute: The Center for Middle Eastern Studies focuses on the region extending from Morocco to Kazakhstan since the rise of Islam. Established in 1965, the CMES aims to assist students in acquiring a firm understanding and professional grade knowledge of the languages and civilizations of the Middle East. The Center, an interdepartmental, interdisciplinary unit, achieves these objectives by helping to plan degree programs for students who intend to use their knowledge of the Middle East in careers in university teaching and research; governmental and non-governmental organizations; business; journalism; and other personal or professional pursuits. The work of the Center is also closely linked with the programs of other degree-granting bodies of the University. In addition, CMES serves as a forum for the open, responsible, and informed exchange of ideas among University of Chicago students, faculty, staff, and members of the outside community on all issues relating to the areas of its interest. Research Topics: Central Asia, Civilization, Culture, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Islam, Language, Middle East, Middle Eastern Studies Head of institute: Orit Bashkin (Ph.D., Princeton, 2004) Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History oritb@uchicago.edu Fred M. Donner (Ph.D., Princeton, 1975) Professor of Near Eastern History f-donner@uchicago.edu (773) 702-9544 Saeed Ghahremani (Ph.D., Toronto, 2004) Senior Lecturer in Persian syousef@uchicago.edu (773) 834-8347