Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 23, 2016: How did the rise of nation-states in the 20th century doom religious diversity and pluralism in the Middle East? And, can pluralism be recovered to heal and transform the Middle East? Veteran journalist Nicolas […]
Category: History and Anthropology
a discussion about “boots on the ground” in contemporary American military conflict via DUKE UNIVERSITY FORUM FOR SCHOLARS & PUBLICS on MAY 1, 2016: Last month Duke Divinity School student and veteran Naval Officer Giovanna Meek moderated a conversation with acclaimed author and Army veteran Matt Gallagher about his experiences being a soldier and a writer. […]
by BRUCE BERGLUND for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on APRIL 30, 2016: Is there a figure in sports more admired and beloved than Muhammad Ali? Widely revered not only as one of boxing’s greatest champions but also as one of the rare athletes to speak out on political issues, Ali holds a place at […]
via HARTFORD SEMINARY on MAY 2, 2016: Mohammad Sagha and Prof. Tehseen Thaver discussed and debated “The Formative Period of Shi’i Thought” at Hartford Seminary on April 28, 2016.
Paul M. Cobb, Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at University of Pennsylvania, spoke on April 28 at the University of Minnesota via UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA on APRIL 28, 2016: The study of the Crusades, that sequence of papally-sponsored holy wars against various enemies of the Church, has never been more exciting. These movements are […]
What it means for human rights and freedom of expression in Israel by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 29, 2016: Last week the Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, spent four days in Israel as the very-well-received guest of the government. And, in a move unusual in the world of diplomacy, the Israeli government had […]
by MARCIA LYNX QUALEY for THE NEW ARAB on APRIL 23, 2016: It was 1608 when the crew of the Red Dragon – under the leadership of Capt. William Keeling – set down on a small island that was then part of the Sultanate of al-Mahra and Socotra, now Yemen. While there – according to […]