compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 30, 2014: President Obama meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on September 27 when the leaders were both in NY for the 69th UN General Assembly. In remarks before their meeting President Obama said “the U.S.-Egyptian relationship has been an important cornerstone of our […]
above Ted Talk by Ashraf Ghani — “How to Build a Broken State” — was filmed in July 2005. compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on September 30, 2014: Ashraf Ghani — a former Johns Hopkins anthropology professor, former Afghanistan Minister of Finance and advisor at the World Bank, and co-founder of the Institute for State […]
posted to YouTube on November 30, 2012: Muslim spoken word poet Madiha Bhatti performs a powerful spoken word piece on music, race, and gender. More
by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on September 29, 2014: Though many months in the planning, ISLAMiCommentary officially launched in October 2012. An outgrowth of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project, this forum for public scholarship is thriving and continues to grow. A humble to thank you to all of our readers, Facebook, […]
via ARAB FILM FESTIVAL on SEPTEMBER 24, 2014: An extract from the documentary series featuring the Chairman of the MPAC Hollywood Bureau, Ahmos Hassan, Emmy-winning TV producer and manager.
Duke alumnus returns to lead Islamic Studies Center by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on SEPTEMBER 25, 2014: Omid Safi came to Duke two decades ago “a shy, geeky poor immigrant kid from Iran.” He returns now as a senior faculty member determined to repay a debt for allowing him “to dream dreams I didn’t […]
“Greater military assertiveness by the Gulf countries, and Gulf cooperation with the larger armies in Egypt and Jordan, are key regional trends to watch. Gulf countries will remain keen to expand their own limited military capabilities and be less reliant on the US, just in case it is not always there to guard them.” by […]
via DAVIDSON COLLEGE, SEPTEMBER 2014: Dr. Ebrahim Moosa, Professor of Islamic Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, and in the Department of History at Notre Dame, discussed “Islamic Bioethics: Recent Debates about Brain Death and Organ Transplants” in September 2014, at Davidson College. This forum is hosted by the Vann Center for […]