Mission

DUMESC partners with departments, institutes, and centers across disciplines and regions to explain and analyze the Middle East to students, faculty and the community.

With its renowned faculty expertise in the humanities and the interpretive social sciences, DUMESC emphasizes the importance of the Middle East to global education, developing a vertically integrated pedagogical model that engages a variety of topics from literature to policy.

On campus, DUMESC creates an intellectual community by directly supporting curricular programs such as FOCUS, GEO study abroad, DukeEngage, Middle East related majors and minors, and the graduate certificate in Middle East Studies. For the Triangle community, it offers a wide array of programming from guest speakers to conferences and film festivals.