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Welcome to MEALAC... now renamed MESAAS

The Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures (MEALAC) has changed its name to MESAAS--the Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies.

In the Registrar's Directory of Classes, the Graduate School online application process, the list of Columbia College majors, and all other official Columbia pages you may still find us for the time being under the name MEALAC. However, the department has a new website to go with its new name, which we invite you to visit here.
The information on this site is NO LONGER CURRENT. Please go to the new website ( for up-to-date listings of faculty office hours, courses, news, and events.

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606 West 122nd Street
New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-854-2556
Fax: 212-854-5517