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  • 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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News Highlights

    • Professor Christopher Bail

How fringe attacks on American Muslims became mainstream

by Professor Christopher Bail Donald Trump recently claimed that he saw Muslims celebrating in New Jersey after the September 11 attacks. He later reaffirmed… Read More...
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    • The Apsis - Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey.

A Theology of Cracked Spaces: A Confluence of Traditions to a Confluence of Spirit

Last year, around this time, I wrote a column about Muslims celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad, a festival known as the Mawlid.… Read More...
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    • #JeSuisParis - Photo by Jim Roberts

Where Does It Hurt, O City of Light - Omid Safi

Where Does It Hurt, O City of Light BY OMID SAFI Upon receiving the news from Paris, I did what I often do in moments… Read More...
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    • MSA Class of 2015

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

DISC faculty and staff heartily congratulate the Class of 2015! Best of luck in your future endeavors. Read More...
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Return of the Public Square: Failure or Not, the Arab Spring ‘Made People More Politically Active & Aware’

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 1, 2015: In the postscript to his 2011 book Cairo: Histories of a City (reproduced by… Read More...
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