North Africa and the Middle East

45 Scholars Researching
15 Scholars Teaching
40 Scholars with Expertise

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Duke's Ties to North Africa and the Middle East

Duke University approaches the study of the Middle East and North Africa in an interdisciplinary fashion, encouraging collaboration among scholars and stakeholders from across the university. The Duke University Middle East Studies Center (DUMESC) is a hub for research, education, and outreach and offers several undergraduate majors and concentrations, plus a graduate certificate. The Duke Africa Initiative not only highlights the work of Sub-Saharan and Atlantic Africanist Scholars, but also encompasses many faculty members with expertise on North African topics including Islamic Institutions of Higher Education, the Arab Spring, and the politics of climate change adaptation. Duke has 167 students currently enrolled from North Africa and the Middle East and 583 alumni residing in this region. Learn more about Duke's activity in this region in the North Africa and the Middle East fact sheet.

Amna Guellali
December 12, 2016

Tunisian human rights activist emblematic of how societies step up when journalists are shut down.

Protest in Tunisia
November 16, 2016

Experts discuss the role of social media in activism during the Arab Spring and the recent U.S. election.