Category: Asia

WATCH LIVE April 17-19: 5th Annual Conference on the Study of Islamophobia (UC Berkeley)

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

via UC BERKELEY:  2014 Theme: Latent and Manifest Islamophobia: Multimodal Engagements with the Production of Knowledge (WATCH LIVE HERE and ABOVE; Friday April 18′s session begins at 9 AM PACIFIC TIME– SEE BELOW FOR SCHEDULE) Join us free of charge for the Fifth Annual International Islamophobia Conference April 17-19, 2014 on the legendary Berkeley campus, the location with a reputation […]

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Editor’s Notebook: Security, Civil Liberties, and Community Partnerships in Focus This Week

[ 0 ] April 17, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 17, 2014:  National security, the extent of the threat of homegrown terrorism in our cities, and tensions between law enforcement policies and civil liberties came into sharp focus this week. Tuesday marked the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, allegedly committed by brothers radicalized by […]

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The Assad Regime: Winning on Points (Carnegie Middle East Center)

The Assad Regime: Winning on Points (Carnegie Middle East Center)

[ 0 ] April 14, 2014 |

As John Brennan, director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, said in a public talk in March 2014, “Syria has a real army” that is “a large conventional military force with tremendous firepower.” It benefits significantly from Iranian and Russian advice and new training in urban warfare as well as from the infusion of non-Syrian combat manpower, […]

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WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

WATCH LIVE ! 1130 AM EST FRIDAY, APRIL 11: Gen. Raymond Odierno and Duke’s Peter Feaver Discuss Afghanistan, Iraq, and More

[ 0 ] April 10, 2014 |

WATCH LIVE ! SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno will discuss national security and military affairs Friday, April 11, at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy. The talk takes place at 11:30 a.m. in Sanford 04 and is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Science Drive […]

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An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

An Iraqi Scholar-In-Exile Laments an Arab World “In the Age of Decay”

[ 0 ] April 7, 2014 |

by ABDUL SATTAR JAWAD for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 7, 2014: For many observers, including scholars, the uprisings in the Arab world in 2011 — commonly referred to as the Arab Spring — came unexpectedly and soon entered the global vocabulary as a Middle Eastern movement for justice and equality. Major world media outlets championed the […]

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India’s Elections and the Muslim Vote

India’s Elections and the Muslim Vote

[ 0 ] April 6, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL 6, 2014: Indians start voting in the world’s biggest ever election on Monday, April 7, with Hindu hardliner Narendra Modi, a frontrunner for premier who has promised to revive the economy. AFP reports that Modi “accused India’s ruling Congress party on the eve of the vote […]

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Pew: U.S. Doesn’t Rank High in Religious Diversity

Pew: U.S. Doesn’t Rank High in Religious Diversity

[ 0 ] April 4, 2014 |

by ALAN COOPERMAN and MICHAEL LIPKA for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on APRIL 4, 2014: The United States has often been described as a religiously diverse country, an image celebrated in forums ranging from scholarly work to a popular bumper sticker and even a recent Coca-Cola commercial during the Super Bowl. But, from a global perspective, the United States really is not all that religiously diverse, […]

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US State Department Releases Digital Publication on ‘American Muslims’

US State Department Releases Digital Publication on ‘American Muslims’

[ 0 ] April 3, 2014 |

via US STATE DEPARTMENT on APRIL 1, 2014:  The US State Department released it’s 2014 digital publication “American Muslims” on April 1, 2014. BY CATEGORY: English  عربي  DOWNLOAD: PDF Here are individual links to its contents below: Who Are American Muslims? Unity Through Diversity: The American Identity Islam and the United States Muslim Immigration American Muslims: Diverse, Valued, Vital […]

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“Afghanistan: The Next Phase” — What’s at Stake in the April 5 Elections and Beyond?

“Afghanistan: The Next Phase” — What’s at Stake in the April 5 Elections and Beyond?

[ 0 ] April 3, 2014 |

“There is a young and forward looking generation of youth that don’t want to associate themselves with the warlordism/the Civil War of the 1990s, that identify themselves as Afghans and don’t identify themselves necessarily along ethnic lines.  Afghanistan has a very robust and vital press compared to its neighbors I think. And they enjoy I […]

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WATCH: “Afghanistan: The Next Phase”

WATCH: “Afghanistan: The Next Phase”

[ 0 ] March 12, 2014 |

Emeritus Professor of Religion at Duke Bruce Lawrence moderates a discussion on Afghanistan with Wall Street Journal Reporter Nathan Hodge (via Skype in Kabul, Afghanistan) and Jayne Huckerby, Associate Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Center at Duke. READ HERE FOR COMPREHENSIVE SYNOPSIS. This discussion, held on February 26, 2014, was […]

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