NOCMES is a unique mode of collaborative public education dedicated to teaching and research on the modern Middle East. It is the collective product of local faculty at public and private universities in Northeast Ohio.
These organizations are active in the culture and life of Clevelanders interested in the Middle East.
"We are hopeful...that during these difficult times we may be able to contribute to a better understanding of the Arab world, of their contributions to world civilizations, and their impact on the development of the American nation in general and Cleveland in particular." — From the 1979 preface.