The Doris Duke Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures welcomes Professor Juan Cole as their Scholar-in-Residence for December 2016. During his residency, Professor Cole will research the center’s rare collection of medieval Persian verse to trace its influence on modern British and American thought. On December 15, he will be the featured speaker in “Night Shift: Millennials and the Arab World”—a discussion on how this generation is shaping the region through technology, art and activism. To learn more, read Shangri La's press release»

Juan Cole is the director for the Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies and a Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. His most recent work is The New Arabs: How the Wired and Global Youth of the Middle East Is Transforming It (Simon & Schuster, June, 2014). Engaging the Muslim World (Palgrave Macmillan, March, 2009, rev. 2010) and he also recently authored Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).