The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) "was founded in 1954 for the purpose of furthering the study of the Middle East at Harvard University. This mandate features a primary emphasis on the centuries since the rise of Islam and a concern with the wider Islamic world. CMES serves Harvard as the coordinating body and the primary source of support for the various courses and academic programs that cover the vast region from Morocco and North Africa to Turkey and Iran." 
- Former Director (1987-90), Roy Mottahedeh
Accessed May 2008: 
- Don Babai
- Habib Ladjevardi
- Jocelyne Cesari
- Lenore Martin
- Sara Roy
- ↑ About, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, accessed May 21, 2008.
- ↑ Research Associates, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, accessed May 21, 2008.