Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies

The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies supports events that increase awareness of the history and cultures of the Middle East and Muslim civilizations, and values diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding. Events listed here originate from a variety of campus units and community organizations. The listing of an event does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein.

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April 2020

Art Exhibition: Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women

April 4, 2020 | 8:00 am - July 5, 2020 | 5:00 pm

  Good as Gold: Fashioning Senegalese Women is the first major exhibition of Senegalese gold jewelry to date that focuses on the history of Senegal’s gold, from past to present, and the beauty and complexity of the way Senegalese women use ornament and fashion to present themselves. A key theme of the exhibition is the Senegalese concept of sañse (a Wolof word for dressing up or looking and feeling good). Good as Gold explores how a woman in a city…

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May 2020

Virtual Event: “Middle East Trivia: Middle Eastern Cultures Edition”

May 27, 2020 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Registration required: go.unc.edu/MEStrivia   Join us for another fun game of online trivia on the Middle East! This entertaining and informative evening will feature questions related to Middle Eastern cultures. Test your knowledge with questions on music, film, literature, art, and more. Register in advance at go.unc.edu/MEStrivia. Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies; Duke University Middle East Studies Center; Duke Islamic Studies Center; Middle East, North Africa, South Asia Initiative at Portland State University; and the Portland State…

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June 2020

Alumni Event: Exploring the History of Muslim Life at Duke

June 13, 2020 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

  The Duke Muslim Alumni Association and the Center for Muslim Life cordially invite Duke Muslim alumni, students, staff, faculty, and community members to join us for an interactive exploration of the history of Muslim life at Duke, and the unveiling of the Muslim Life timeline current undergraduate students have been hard at work on. The original guest speaker for Reunions Weekend, Dr. Fuad Sha'ban '65, who founded the first known Duke MSA in 1960 (pictured), will be joining us…

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World View: K-12 Global Education Teacher Leader Institute

June 15, 2020 | 8:00 am - June 17, 2020 | 5:00 pm
Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States + Google Map

  Educators are invited to apply to the Teacher Leader Institute to further their own knowledge and understanding of global issues and to develop global competencies that support global education initiatives in their classroom. Application period will open in January. Continuing Education Units offered. #WorldView2020 Click here to for more details.   Sponsored by UNC World View.   Chapel Hill, NC

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