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The Duke Islamic Studies Center is a vibrant, diverse community of scholars and students engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, interactive learning, and cutting-edge research about Islam and Muslims. One of the leading institutions in North America for the study of Islam and Muslims, we are educating today's students to become tomorrow's leaders. Read full mission and history.

As of May 2013, the Islamic Studies Certificate is under review and is not accepting new students until further notice. Students who are currently enrolled in the certificate program will receive a certificate if they fulfill existing requirements. 

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Responding to 9/11: A new MOOC by David Schanzer

DISC Professor David Schanzer's newest CourseEra MOOC, Responding to 9/11: Counterterrorism Policy in the 21st Century will begin on October 20th and we encourage… Read More...
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Is All Morality Gone? Condemning ISIS, and Beyond, in a World of Suffering

Where do we stand with respect to suffering? What do we have to say when hatred and violence finds a ready audience in global… Read More...
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Understanding ISIS’s Apocalyptic Appeal

by ELLA LIPIN for COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS (MIDDLE EAST MATTERS BLOG) on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: President Barack Obama’s expected announcement today of a… Read More...
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Take a Deep Breath and Build a Coalition to Confront ISIS

by DAVID SCHANZER and LT. COL. TIM NICHOLS (U.S.M.C. RET.) for ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 8, 2014: As people who have been studying and, at… Read More...
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Israel Can’t Afford to Lose Jews Like Me

by DAVID H. SCHANZER for ISLAMiCommentary on AUGUST 8, 2014: Writing in the New York Times today, columnist Shmuel Rosner labeled non-Israeli liberal Jews… Read More...
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