CEMAT (Centre d'études maghrébines à Tunis) is the overseas research center of the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS). It is housed in an old villa in the center of Tunis, and offers to AIMS members quiet office space, a specialized library with works primarily in English on the Maghrib and the Middle East, a conference room, and administrative support. CEMAT organizes lectures and roundtables regularly, and an annual conference. AIMS is a member of the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). CEMAT, as well as the Centre d"Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA) and the Tangier American Legation Museum (TALM), are affiliated with CAORC.