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We promote knowledge of the Middle East by providing enrichment to academic programs, scholarship, public outreach, and support for educators and students at all levels.Learn more about CSME
We provide teachers with information, curricula, and resources to facilitate learning about the Middle East. We also coordinate and support programming related to the region for educators.View our curricula
To truly understand the Middle East, you must have a solid grasp of the modern languages of the region. We support the study of modern Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Persian, and Kurdish.See our language resources
Ambassador Feisal Istrabadi, CSME’s founding director, is an expert on international law and diplomacy. He frequently contributes to news media on issues related to the Middle East.Make a media request
You can support CSME’s mission to advance understanding of the Middle East. Your donation will be used to support our academic and outreach initiatives.
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