The Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) is a hub for research, policy, education, and outreach about the Middle East. DUMESC supports in-depth Middle Eastern language training and a variety of interdisciplinary courses on the region's geopolitics, culture, and society.
On Duke's campus, DUMESC creates an intellectual community by supporting curricular programs such as study abroad, DukeEngage, Middle East related majors and minors, and the graduate certificate in Middle East Studies. It also offers a wide array of programming from guest speakers to conferences and film festivals.
With its renowned faculty expertise in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences, DUMESC emphasizes the importance of the Middle East to global education, engaging in a variety of topics from literature to policy. As part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies, DUMESC reaches a wide community of scholars seeking to understand the Middle East.