The North Carolina Consortium for Middle East Studies encourages collaboration and cooperation in all aspects of Middle Eastern studies across Duke University, UNC-Chapel Hill, throughout the state of North Carolina, and across disciplines. We study the Middle East as the region extending from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean and focus on interdisciplinary work.

As the recipient of a Title VI Middle East Studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education, the Consortium is a National Resource Center.  We support our faculty, students, and also our community (K-12 and community college teachers as well as the general public) in deepening understanding of the Middle East. Whether you’re a scholar, student, teacher, or interested community member, the Consortium is here for you.