Support Middle Eastern Studies at Berkeley
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) is grateful for your support at any level and at any time. Your philanthropy allows us to thrive as a place where students, faculty, and the engaged public pursue a better understanding of the Middle East's diversity and its connection to global themes. We provide grants and other support for students, faculty, and visiting scholars; host lectures, film series, art exhibits, conferences, and innovative workshops; and partner with local educational and non-profit institutions and businesses to provide accessible public programs related to the Middle East.
The following funds help us remain committed to access and excellence in Middle Eastern studies.
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CMES Operations (FU0723000)
Your support helps us offer accessible public programs related to the Middle East, including open lectures, book talks, film series, art exhibits, workshops, and creative outreach programming with local educational and non-profit partners.
This endowed fund supports the Stevens Scholars project, honoring the memory of Berkeley alumnus Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, who died in Libya on September 11, 2012. The annual payout allows students who demonstrate a high level of distinction in Middle Eastern studies at UC Berkeley to travel to the region, become proficient in Middle Eastern languages, and acquire the research and professional skills for a lifelong engagement with MENA. (Please note that gifts made to this fund cannot be used immediately; only the interest of the donation can be used once a year. For gifts intended for immediate support of programming related to the memory of Chris Stevens, please contribute to the Stevens Program instead below).
This fund is intended for immediate support of programming related to the memory of Berkeley alumnus Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, including student support in the current academic year. Partner with us to inspire a new generation of committed public servants, engaged scholars, and compassionate, understanding individuals, in the United States and in the Middle East.
Program for the Study of MENA Jewry (MENA-J) (FU0723000)
The very first of its kind in the United States, this new program establishes UC Berkeley as a leading center for the study of Jewish communities of the Islamic world across time and space, promising to have a lasting impact on how the region as a whole is studied and understood.
To learn more about the activities of the CMES, please visit http://cmes.berkeley.edu/