K-14 Outreach

Office of Resources for International and Area Studies

CMES conducts outreach initiatives to K-12 and community college instructors and schools in concert with other International and Area Studies units through the Office of Resources for International and Area Studies (ORIAS), which exists to help educators improve their understanding of global issues, expand their knowledge of World History, and integrate international topics into courses across disciplines.

ORIAS offers free programs for teachers year-round and...

Collaboration with CCPA

This program is an exciting new partnership between the Coliseum College Prep Academy (CCPA), a public high school in east Oakland, and the CMES. Using a multi-year cohort model, 15-20 students from the CCPA will take a series of seminar courses that meet in the summers and academic school year. The seminars will be co-taught by Dr. Asad Q. Ahmed, the Director of the Center for Middle East Studies (CMES), and Jerica Coffey, CCPA Humanities Instructor.