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A message from the Director of DUMESC, miriam cooke.

“DUMESC offers its deepest condolences to the family and friends of the three young students, Deah Barakat, Yusor Abu-Salha and Razan Abu-Salha.” 


The Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) is a hub for research, education, and outreach that serves as a forum at the local, national and international levels. We prepare tomorrow's leaders by equipping them with knowledge about Middle Eastern languages, cultures, and societies.

Are you interested in the Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies? Check here for information about AMES 740S, Critical Genealogies of the MIddle East, the certificate's required core course.

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2015 Spring Course List Available

Spring 2015 is almost here! Check out what courses related to the Middle East are being offered this coming semester. This list will continuously be updated, so check back for changes. Read More...
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Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Awarded Title VI Grant

The recent award from the U.S. Department of Education firmly positions the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East studies as the principal National Resource Center for Middle East studies in the southeastern United States. The Consortium is a collaborative project of the Carolina Center for the… Read More...
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New Books by Middle East Faculty

Duke Today recently featured new books by Duke faculty inlcuding several DUMESC faculty members. Congratulations to Shai Ginsburg, Bruce Jentleson, Laura Lieber, David Marshall, Carol Meyers and Eric Meyers who all had fall 2014 publications. Timur Kuran and Lucas Van Rompay both had books published… Read More...
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Middle East Reads

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies invites you to “Middle East Reads,” a celebration of recent Middle East-related publications by Duke and UNC faculty and graduate students. Twelve participants will share their work through short five minute readings, followed by a reception. The Gothic… Read More...
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New faculty publication: Tribal Modern

“Tribal Modern: Branding New Nations in the Arab Gulf” by miriam cooke (University of California Press, January 21, 2014) Read the publisher's description of the book and find links to the University of California Press website and reviews. Read More...
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Arts of Revolution in the Middle East Conference

Registration is now open for the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies annual conference: Arts of Revolution in the Middle East. The conference will be held at Duke University, March 28 - 29, 2014. Visit the Arts of Revolution website for conference program, abstracts and… Read More...
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