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About MENAS

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies (MENAS) is a multi-disciplinary department focusing on the region known as the Near or Middle East, which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies).

MENAS News

  • Thanks to a generous gift from the Nofal Family Foundation, the School of Middle Eastern & North African Studies (MENAS) will be able to offer financial support to Masters students pursuing degrees in MENAS.  Jorj and Caryn Nofal, both University of Arizona graduates, recently established the... read more
  • Congratulations Dr. Nassar!  Dr. Nassar's book, Brothers Apart, has been selected for the Palestine Book Awards 2018 Shortlist. The Award winner will be announced in November. Please find a link to the award here! Palestine Book Award Shortlist Announcement

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School of Middle Eastern
& North African Studies
Marshall Bldg. 440
845 N. Park Ave.
PO Box 210158B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Tel: (520) 621-8013
Fax: (520) 621-2333
sbs-menas@email.arizona.edu

Our Director

Benjamin C. Fortna
Marshall Bldg. 444
845 N. Park Ave.
PO Box 210158B
Tucson, AZ 85721-0158
Tel: (520) 621-1732
bcfortna@email.arizona.edu

Support MENAS

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies gives various opportunities for students to study internationally, and excel in their language proficiencies. With endowments like the Michael E. Bonine Memorial Travel and Research Award and the Dr. Adel Sulaiman Gamal Endowment for Advanced Arabic. Help support MENAS and read more about all awards and opportunities for students at http://menas.arizona.edu/support-menas