Center for European and Mediterranean Studies:
CEMS serves as the University's interdisciplinary hub for teaching, research, and programming on Europe—from both a historical and contemporary perspective. With a primary focus on teaching, CEMS offers a B.A. degree (Major and Minor in European Studies), M.A. degree, and doctoral support for Ph.D. candidates in related disciplines from across the university. CEMS also maintains an active calendar of workshops, lectures, and conference, many of which are open to the public.
Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia:
The Center undertakes to make Russia intrinsic to all aspects of scholarly investigation: from history to journalism and visual culture, politics to literature, economics to anthropology. With this ubiquity in mind, the Center encourages a better understanding of Russia by stimulating study at an advanced level in the schools and departments of NYU with more programming and funding. It provides support and encouragement for advanced students, and ample opportunity to showcase cutting-edge research by faculty and students alike. It sponsors and organizes programs of lectures, research, scholarship, and public presentations that link Russia with other regions of the world on a thematic basis.
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies:
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New York University was created in 1966 to foster the interdisciplinary study of the modern and contemporary Middle East and to enhance public understanding of the region. The Kevorkian Center's activities focus on the histories, politics, economies, religions, cultures and languages of the area stretching from North Africa to Central Asia, and on the historical processes that have shaped the present. The Kevorkian Center organizes research workshops, luncheon seminars and other forums to encourage new perspectives on the Middle East and foster exploration of interactions and parallels with other world regions.
The Taub Center for Israel Studies:
The Taub Center for Israel Studies was established in 2003 to advance the study of Modern Israel: its recent history, society and politics, together with the history of the Zionist movement and the Yishuv. NYU's pre-eminent position as a center of instruction and scholarship in Jewish history and thought, Hebrew language and literature, and Middle East Studies provides a natural setting for the development of Israel Studies. The Center is a part of the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at NYU’s Faculty of Arts andScience, which offers a range of undergraduate and graduate courses onIsraeli history and society. The center offers a wide variety of fellowships and graduate workshops.
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies:
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) was founded in 1966, as the first area studies center at NYU. Today it is one of the premier centers of its kind in the country. The Center’s national and international reputation derives from the strength of its approximately 130 research-active affiliated faculty. The Center is highly regarded for its rigorous, interdisciplinary MA program, one of the oldest and most successful in the field. CLACS has joint MA programs with Global Journalism, Museum Studies, Law, and Library Science. The Center’s Quechua language program, launched in Fall 2008, offers rigorous language training through the intermediate level, and has received media attention from local, national, and international news agencies in New York and Latin America.