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The UCLA Gustav E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies encourages, coordinates and integrates instruction and research in the humanities and the social sciences, business, law, medicine and the media, and in all languages essential to an understanding of the Middle East. We provide vital support for permanent and visiting faculty to enrich our course offerings for undergraduate and graduate students.

As one of the largest National Resource Centers in the US, CNES fosters public education programs and research projects of interest to the academic and professional communities and to the broader public in metropolitan Los Angeles and throughout Southern California.

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We need your donations to help ensure the long-term health and vitality of Near Eastern Studies at UCLA. All gifts are tax-deductible and will help the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies to fulfill its mission and sustain its active programming.

You may make an outright gift (by check or credit card) or a pledge payable over time (1-5 years). You may donate online, or download a gift/pledge form to return to us by mail.

If you have any questions about giving to the Center for Near Eastern Studies, please contact Atticus Batacan, Development Coordinator at (310) 206-9229 or We will be happy to discuss specific gift opportunities such as endowments, bequests, or planned gifts that may provide additional tax benefits and income to the donor.