News & Announcements

Ganga River Symposium 2015 examined the river's past and future

Posted Fri, 09 Oct 2015

The Ganga (Ganges) River embodies the continuity of the Indic civilization, its religious ethos, and its rich cultural traditions. On October 9, 2015, CSAMES presented The Ganga (Ganges) River Symposium, which brought together presentations on the Ganga's multi-faceted heritage, threats to its sustenance, and planning initiatives to conserve it.
For full details on the symposium, click here

How Does Iran View The Nuclear Deal?

Posted Fri, 04 Sep 2015

Middle East Expert Behrooz Ghamari-Tabriz  discusses the view from Iran with News Bureau social sciences editor Craig Chamberlain: Click here for the story.  Dr. Ghamari-Tabrizi is Interim  Director of CSAMES.

CSAMES MA student Umair Rasheed presented at the 4th Annual University of California Santa Barbara Islamic Studies Graduate Student Conference

Posted Thu, 03 Apr 2014

Middle East and South Asia related Institutional Memberships

Posted Fri, 25 Oct 2013

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Go to "News and Events"/"Recorded Lectures" to hear presentations from CSAMES speakers.

Posted Wed, 13 Mar 2013

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Submissions of Student Research

Posted Mon, 25 Feb 2013

Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit reports relating to their research on South Asia and the Middle East, including study abroad courses or projects completed abroad. Photos, charts and maps may be included.  Accepted papers will be posted on the CSAMES website.  Material should be sent to Angela Williams at

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Rajmohan Gandhi Featured on Main Page of University of Illinois Website as "Illinois Innovator"

Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2012

Rajmohan Gandhi, research professor at the University of Illinois Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, is featured on "Illinois Innovators."

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Updated List of Language Programs

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012

Click and to see the CSAMES updated list of language programs.

Middle East Story Time: Refugees

Posted Fri, 15 Apr 2011

Join us for a Middle East Story Time with activities, music, and stories about refugees on April 16, 2-3pm, at Urbana Free Library.