Category: Americas

WATCH: The Iowa Caucus & the Foreign Policy Credentials of the Candidates

[ 0 ] February 5, 2016 |

via CAMPAIGN STOP 2016 (DUKE UNIVERSITY) on FEBRUARY 3, 2016:  How will the debates over presidential candidate foreign policy credentials play out after the 2016 Iowa caucus results? Peter Feaver and Bruce Jentleson debate the implications in this episode of Foreign Exchange. Peter Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy. From 2005-07, […]

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Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Above: Full talk by Ambassador Alberto Fernandez: “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” (summary below)   by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 31, 2016: Dozens of Middle East studies scholars, students and the general public packed a public talk  — “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” —  given […]

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Scholars Discuss the Origins, Consequences and Responses to ISIS

Scholars Discuss the Origins, Consequences and Responses to ISIS

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

UPDATED FEB. 4 WITH NEW VIDEO! (Above is a series of clips taken from the discussion) by EZGI USTUNDAG for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 21, 2016:  DURHAM, NC – Tearful refugees landing on European shores. Terror in Paris, San Bernardino, Beirut, Istanbul and Jakarta. Gruesome calls to action and videos of beheadings in Iraq and […]

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WATCH NOW: President Obama Speaks at Baltimore Mosque; His First US Mosque Visit of His Presidency

[ 0 ] February 3, 2016 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on FEBRUARY 3, 2016:  Today, President Obama is making his first visit to a mosque in America. Today, Rumana Ahmed, a Muslim American and advisor at the White House, sent the following message to the White House email list ahead of the President’s remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore.  Today, President […]

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REPORT: Cases of Muslim American Involvement w/Violent Extremism in 2015 Highest Since 9/11

[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY on FEBRUARY 2, 2016: Today the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke University issued a report by UNC- Chapel Hill sociology professor Charles Kurzman: “Muslim American Involvement in Violent Extremism – 2015.” The report is  available at: goo.gl/VLcajh This is the seventh report in this series. […]

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Scholars Discuss The Making and Future of the Arab Refugee Crisis

Scholars Discuss The Making and Future of the Arab Refugee Crisis

[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, GEOFFREY MOCK and EMILIE POPLETT for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 2, 2016: The Syrian refugee crisis was decades in the making. The international community now has less time to try to resolve it. That was the message from a series of scholars, journalists and artists who spoke at a two-day conference […]

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WATCH: “Egypt–The Death of the Public Sphere” (w/Shahin,Hamzawy,Goldbery,El-Ghobashy,Jamal,Brown,Hashemi)

WATCH: “Egypt–The Death of the Public Sphere” (w/Shahin,Hamzawy,Goldbery,El-Ghobashy,Jamal,Brown,Hashemi)

[ 0 ] February 1, 2016 |

via DENVER UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES on DECEMBER 17, 2015:  A panel discussion was held at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) on November 22, 2015 in Denver, with the exiled Egyptian scholars Emad Shahin (currently at Georgetown University) and Amr Hamzawy (Visiting Scholar at Stanford University), followed by […]

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WATCH: First Mosque in the United States built by an American-Muslim Woman Opens

[ 0 ] January 31, 2016 |

by FATIMA RAHMATULLAH for NEWS 3 LAS VEGAS on JANUARY 29, 2016:  LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — At a time when political controversy surrounds the Muslim community, Friday a new mosque opened its doors near N. Jones and Rancho. Masjid Ibrahim is the first mosque in North America to be fully paid for by a […]

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WATCH: Debating Syria’s Future— with Landis, Ghadbian, Whitson, and Gelvin

[ 0 ] January 29, 2016 |

via UNIVERSITY OF DENVER MIDDLE EAST STUDIES CENTER on DECEMBER 16, 2015:  Panel discussion held on November 23, 2015 in Denver at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA), featuring (in order): Sarah Leah Whitson of Human Rights Watch, James Gelvin of UCLA, Joshua Landis of the University of Oklahoma, and Najib […]

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WATCH: Sociologist Chris Bail’s View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

WATCH: Sociologist Chris Bail’s View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016 |

Sociologist Christopher Bail studies how anti-Muslim organizations use social media by ERIC FERRERI for CAMPAIGN STOP (Duke News) on JANUARY 28, 2016: Duke sociologist Christopher Bail examines ways organizations use digital resources to reach new and broaden existing audiences. He is the author of “Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Organizations Became Mainstream.” He recently discussed his research with […]

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