The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley welcomes opportunities to cosponsor Middle East Studies-related activities on campus, and academically-oriented events in the Bay Area. The CMES does not sponsor activities of a purely religious nature.
There are multiple types of cosponsorships available (detailed below). Please check the type of request which best fits your needs in the Cosponsorship Request Form.
Applicants will receive a response soon after review of the request, its relevance to the mission and goals of the CMES, and budget allocations.
Use of Conference Room
Please fill out our online form to submit your cosponsorship request.
The CMES Sultan Conference Room may be requested by University of California groups for Middle East-related events such as lectures, research workshops, exhibits, and film screenings. The Center is not a complete conference facility and is unable to accommodate large-scale full-day or multi-day events.
The room can be set up in lecture (50), panel (50), seminar (25), or reception style (65).
Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 5pm. After-hours events on weekdays are approved on a case by case basis and will include a surcharge. The Center is unable to accommodate events on Saturdays and Sundays.
4 Hours: $300
5-8 Hours: $450
After 5 pm surcharge: $100
Fees may be paid via chartstring or check.
Audiovisual equipment includes projector and screen, DVD/Bluray player, wireless microphones (2), and sound system.
You must provide your own laptop and any necessary adaptors to connect to the projector.
Rentals: Any additional furniture, such as linens or a standing podium, must be coordinated separately with a campus-approved vendor.
Technical Assistance: A CMES-affiliated student will handle operation of the projector and microphones. Technical support such as video, audiotaping, or live streaming must be coordinated with a campus-approved vendor.
Damages: You are responsible for any damage to equipment, building, and furnishings incurred during the event.