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  • Duke student participants in the Duke in the Arab World program with Professor Mbaye Lo

    Duke student participants in the Duke in the Arab World program with Professor Mbaye Lo

  • DISC Advisory Board talks with Mohamed Zakariya at his studio

    DISC Advisory Board talks with Mohamed Zakariya at his studio

  • Michael Muhammad Knight on his latest book "Why I am a Salafi"

     Michael Muhammad Knight on his latest book "Why I am a Salafi"

  • Edward Curtis and Jamilliah Karim on Islam as Black History

    Edward Curtis and Jamilliah Karim on Islam as Black History

  • Advisory Board Member David Graham at the Refugee Awareness Conference

    Advisory Board Member David Graham at the Refugee Awareness Conference

  • Professor Chris Bail on his book Terrified

     Professor Chris Bail on his book Terrified

  • DISC Director Omid Safi and students share conversation

     DISC Director Omid Safi and students share conversation

  • Professor Michael Sells in the York Room of the Divinity School

     Professor Michael Sells in the York Room of the Divinity School

  •  Trita Parsi on the relationship between Iran and the US

     Trita Parsi on the relationship between Iran and the US

  • General Abizaid and Peter Feaver discuss U.S. Military Response in Today's Middle East
    "U.S. Military Response in Today's Middle East" General John Abizaid and Professor Peter Feaver.
  • Cemalnur Sargut in the Lilly Library Thomas Room

     Cemalnur Sargut in the Lilly Library Thomas Room

  • duke in turkey 2014

    Duke in Turkey, summer 2014. 

  • Duke in the Arab World 2014, Morocco

    Professor Mbaye Lo and Duke in the Arab World students in Morocco (summer 2014). 

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