The Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI) celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation in 2018. CAARI is the youngest of the U.S. Overseas Research Centers (ORCs) affiliated to ASOR, and one of the more recently established in the Near East and the Mediterranean. Over the past 40 years, CAARI has cemented its place in the cultural and heritage landscape of Cyprus, creating a space in which U.S. students and scholars share research and build friendships with Cypriot colleagues and those from around the world. Facilitated by our location in the center of the eastern Mediterranean region, CAARI on Cyprus has become a hub in which connections are made and international dialogue is fostered. This occurs despite the difficulties caused by the continued division of the island to the people of Cyprus, and to the preservation and interpretation of the island's heritage.