On November 30, 2016, Bruce Lawrence discussed his forthcoming book The Koran in English: A Biography , the remarkable story of the ongoing struggle to render the Qur'an 's lyrical verses into English—and to make English itself an Islamic language.
Dr. Amna Guellali, the Tunisia and Algeria Researcher and Tunisia Office Director for the Middle East and North Africa Division of Human Rights Watch, visited Duke University as the 2016 Fellow in the Citizen Journalists in the MENA Region Program.
UCLA Professor Aamir Mufti discussed postcolonial minoritization and his book Enlightenment in the Colony: The Jewish Question and the Crisis of Postcolonial Culture (Princeton, 2007) with DUMESC Director Erdağ Göknar.
On Friday, October 21, 2016, the Middle East in Latin America Conference brought together many scholars from all over North America to present their research on Latino Islam and the influence of the Middle East on Latin America.
DUMESC is part of the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies. The consortium combines the strengths of our center with those of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations.