Welcome to the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Islamic and Middle East Studies (CIMES) at CSUSB serves as a flagship for international dialogue and academic excellence for students and faculty as well as the local and international communities. The Center supports research, lectureships, curriculum development and community outreach in order to advance the study of Islam and the Middle East.

CIMES 2014-15 Newsletter

The Wind of Peace: Music and Poetry of the Middle East

This event will celebrate the long tradition of poetry in the Middle East—a poetry of love and freedom, a poetry of witness and revelation—including the contemporary, living poetry born of this diverse heritage. It will feature poets and musicians of Middle Eastern backgrounds as well as CSUSB faculty reading some of the poems in the original Turkish, Arabic and Farsi, by internationally renowned poets from the region such as Nazim Hikmet, Mahmoud Darwish, Rumi, Sayeh and Naomi Shihab Nye.

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