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Center Activities
Calendar of Local Events

The most comprehensive listing of local events related to the Middle East or other parts of the Muslim world! Contains events sponsored by the Center in addition to many others at UNC, Duke, and elsewhere in the Triangle.

Programs of Study

The Center supports a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs on various aspects of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations.

Center Resources

In addition to event funding and small grants for faculty, the Center provides guides to library resources and maintains a page with current job postings.

Visiting Scholars

The Center assists visiting scholars with visa paperwork, library privileges, and study space.


Campus & Community Connections
Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies

Bringing together the strengths of both institutions.

Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies

A program of periodic lectures and other events supported by the Carolina Seminars at UNC.

Islam in the Global Context Speaker Series

A multi-disciplinary initiative run by UNC graduate students that showcases the diverse research carried out by Duke and UNC graduate students at public lectures held several times each semester.

Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks

A UNC Press series co-edited by Center director Carl W. Ernst and Duke University’s Bruce Lawrence.

UNC Professional Schools in the Middle East

A list of programs and projects linking UNC’s professional schools to the Middle East.

Global Music

Monthly radio program on WXYC 89.3 FM. Each month’s show features music from a particular world region with commentary by guest scholars.

Provides scholarship-based information to its target audience, which includes people in media, public policy, NGOs, other academic centers and news offices, and members of the general public looking for information about Islam and Muslims.
Transcultural Islam Research Network (TIRN) Scholars
Designed to facilitate scholar interaction and to connect scholars with each other.