Past News Articles

  • May 10, 2024

    Click here to read all about what we have accomplished this year in our Annual Newsletter.

  • April 22, 2024

    International Women’s Day Panel at the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies  In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies hosted a panel discussion featuring distinguished faculty and students. The event highlighted the experiences and contributions of women in various fields at [...]

  • November 8, 2023

    Abdul Basith, he/him Bio Abdul Basith is from Chicago, IL and holds a Bachelors degree and Masters degree in History from the University of Illinois Chicago. He is a first-year PhD student in the History department at UNC and specializes in Global History, with interests in the Middle [...]

  • September 18, 2023

    The Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies (CMEIS) successfully conducted a professional development training for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (CHCCS) staff and Durham Public Schools at the Teaching & Learning Conference Day in collaboration with the other UNC area studies centers. The training was offered to fifty [...]

  • September 8, 2023

    Dear UNC Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community, Due to the present circumstances and as a courtesy to our community during this difficult time, the event “A Conversation with Dr. Cornel West” will be rescheduled for a later date. We will communicate the new date as soon as possible. Thank [...]

  • August 22, 2023

    Micah Hughes -- Associate Director It is with great pleasure that we extend a heartfelt welcome to our new Associate Director, Dr. Micah Hughes, to the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies. We are thrilled that Dr. Hughes has joined us and look forward to the many contributions, [...]

  • August 21, 2023

    Dear Students, Faculty, and Staff, The Fall Semester is a time of renewal, opportunity, and inspiration. We are thrilled to welcome you back to the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies for another exciting year at UNC. Whether you’re returning from a break or stepping into our campus [...]

  • August 15, 2023

    In June 2023, CMEIS collaborated with GEEO (Global Exploration for Educators Organization - a non-profit organization that helps and encourage teachers to travel abroad) to lead a two-week educational study tour across Morocco. Caroline Sibley, Teaching Assistant Professor in Arabic and Coordinator for the North Carolina Arabic Teacher [...]

  • May 19, 2023

    We are excited to welcome our newest Visiting Scholar Emrah Yildiz (PhD, Istanbul University). Emrah is an economic sociologist who teaches courses on modernization and economic development in Turkey. His major research interest lies in the relationship between Turkey and international organizations, particularly the role of foreign experts and [...]

  • April 17, 2023

    Faculty, staff, students and community across the state came together on April 14-15 for the NC Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies 2023 conference centered on “Border Politics: Bodies, Community and Ecology.” The 2 day event (also co-sponsored by the UNC Institute for Arts and Humanities and Center for Middle [...]

  • March 12, 2023

    Dr. Claudia Yaghoobi We all enjoyed an intellectual feast on Friday March 10th, at the UNC Persian Studies Program symposium “Bazm O Razm In The Persianate World: Continuities And Convergences” (co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies). Throughout the day, 2 dozen participants and [...]