Category: Americas

WATCH: Trump Stands by His Call to Ban Muslims from Entering the U.S.

[ 0 ] May 4, 2016 |

Fears that hate crimes against American Muslims could continue to rise by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 4, 2016: Republican presidential candidate and likely GOP nominee, Donald Trump, joined the MSNBC program “Morning Joe” this morning to discuss his big Indiana win last night and where he goes from here. Program co-host Joe Scarborough pressed Trump on […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on APRIL 28, 2016: In this latest installment On Security, David Schanzer speaks with Scott Briggaman about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. David also discusses the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo and the crisis in Brazil as the Olympics approach. Music Credit: Righteous by […]

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WATCH: Amb. William Burns on American Leadership

[ 0 ] May 2, 2016 |

On April 12, Ambassador William Burns presented on “American Leadership in a Changing International Landscape for the 2016 Anthony J. Drexel, Jr. Lecturer on International Studies. WATCH ABOVE  by LAURA BRINN for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 15, 2016:  The United States currently faces a key moment in history, with a “window of opportunity in which […]

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New Paper Examines Increasing Islamophobia in the Texas Public Sphere

New Paper Examines Increasing Islamophobia in the Texas Public Sphere

[ 0 ] May 2, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via INSTITUTE FOR DIVERSITY AND CIVIC LIFE  on MAY 2, 2016:  The Institute for Diversity and Civic Life (IDCL) published a white paper last month entitled “Islamophobia in the Texas Public Sphere.” Texas is home to the largest Muslim population of any state in the country. Produced by Tiffany Puett, Simran Jeet […]

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WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

WATCH LIVE: Sec. Kerry to Talk on Relationship Between Religion & U.S. Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

via U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT and JAMES A. BAKER III INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY AT RICE UNIVERSITY on APRIL 22, 2016:  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University, in Houston, Texas, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. (8:30pm eastern) […]

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WATCH: Abdul Sattar Jawad Presents on Themes of the Arabian Nights

WATCH: Abdul Sattar Jawad Presents on Themes of the Arabian Nights

[ 0 ] April 26, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 12, 2016:  Professor Abdul Sattar Jawad recently presented, “The Arabian Nights in America” during his Wednesdays at the Center lecture at the John Hope Franklin Center at Duke University. The Thousand and One Nights [alf Layla wa Layla] is the most popular world literature in the West. These […]

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WATCH: Torang Asadi on Her Work on Iranian Diaspora Religious Innovation in the US and Europe

[ 0 ] April 25, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 18, 2016:  Torang Asadi, a PhD student in Duke University’s Department of Religious Studies, outlines her comparative research on Iranian diaspora religious innovation in both United States (mostly Northern California) and Europe. She is a Council for European Studies fellow.

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WATCH LIVE 4/22-23: UC Berkeley Conference on Islamophobia

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

via UC BERKELEY CENTER FOR RACE AND GENDER ISLAMOPHOBIA RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION PROJECT (IRDP) at UC BERKELEY SCHOOL OF LAW on APRIL 22-23, 2016: The UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP) presents “The 7th Annual Conference Islamophobia: Has a tipping point been reached?” — to be held at the […]

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For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

“We have to recognize that there are several shattered political visions that are still with us and there are several unhealed traumas or wounds – the Armenians, Kurds, Palestinians (for example)…we are still dealing with the long-term legacy of these unhealed wounds.” — Cemil Aydin, UNC-Chapel Hill by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL […]

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Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

Graphic Novelist Joshua Dysart Spotlights the Darkness of Iraq with Living Level-3

[ 0 ] April 14, 2016 |

Column » Comics & Dialogue: Islam in Graphic Novels by A. DAVID LEWIS for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 14, 2015: New York Times best-selling graphic novelist Joshua Dysart has written about serial killers, about superheroes, and about the supernatural. Now, with Living Level-3, he brings his talent for dark themes to the real-life humanitarian crisis in Iraq. […]

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