The Middle East Studies Departmental Undergraduate Group (DUG) is run by students in the Middle East Studies program who wish to build community both inside and outside of the concentration. The DUG aims to highlight the undergraduate-oriented nature of the department, and encourage the expansion of the concentration within related fields. This year’s DUG leaders were Anna Murphy ‘19, Nathan Vanelli ‘18, and Isabella Creatura ‘17. In addition to helping fellow students prepare for capstone projects and study abroad programs, they organized a number of events, including information sessions on the concentration, a departmental book swap, and the Undergraduate Paper Series.
All students are welcome to attend and participate in the DUG regardless of concentration.