The Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) is a hub for research, policy, education, public events, and outreach about the Middle East. DUMESC promotes the production and exchange of knowledge by raising awareness to the region’s diversity and to its connection to broader global contexts.

As a Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center, DUMESC promotes the interdisciplinary study of the Middle East on campus and beyond. We do this through teaching, research, language training, study abroad, K-12 education, and by raising public awareness of the region's diversity and its connection to broader global contexts.