In addition to putting on a full slate of programs and events each semester, the Duke Islamic Studies Center sponsors special initiatives that reflect emerging leadership priorities or faculty interests.

Previous initiatives include the Transcultural Islam Project, a multi-year project developed to inform public discourse and policy by promoting scholarly and research-based information about Islam and Muslims, and the DISC Media Fellows Initiative, which brought working journalists who cover Islam and Muslims to the Duke campus to interact with our scholars, students and Dewitt Wallace Media Fellows.