Category: Science, Tech, Media & Social Media

WATCH : President Obama Addresses the Nation on ISIL (plus analyses by Duke professors)

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

via THE WHITE HOUSE on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 *UPDATED SEPTEMBER 11, 2014:  President Obama delivered an address to the nation on the threat posed by the terrorist group ISIL. — RELATED:  Several Duke professors participated in a live Twitter chat during President Obama’s speech tonight. In his address, the president explained to Americans his strategy for fighting […]

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Amina Wadud: Muslim Separatists and The Idea of an “Islamic” State

Amina Wadud: Muslim Separatists and The Idea of an “Islamic” State

[ 0 ] September 8, 2014 |

Since the horrible events in the US on September 11th 2001 I have experienced an overwhelming tendency of Muslim apologia. Any time anyone who identifies as Muslim commits horrific acts, Muslim civil organizations and community leaders have been quick to not to condone these acts. Sometimes they use the language “this is not Islam”. This […]

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LISTEN: The ISIS Social Media Attack (weighing in: Shane/NYT,Tufekci/UNC, Skinner/ex-CIA, Arquila/Naval Postgraduate)

[ 0 ] September 4, 2014 |

by TOM ASHBROOK for WBUR/ON POINT) on SEPTEMBER 3, 2014:  Another beheading of an American journalist by ISIS. Steven Sotloff, 31. The orange outfit. The killer in black. The desert. The knife. It’s hideous, stomach-turning. Beyond infuriating. And it’s on the web. Social media. This summer, ISIS has rampaged across the desert, taking turf, claiming a “caliphate,” […]

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Leveraging Social Media as an Academic (Mark Anthony Neal)

Leveraging Social Media as an Academic (Mark Anthony Neal)

[ 0 ] September 2, 2014 |

by KEVIN ANSELMO for EXPERIENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS on AUGUST 26, 2014:  Imagine writing or editing over 1,000 blog posts in a year. Or what about engaging with over 28,000 followers on Twitter. For Duke Professor Mark Anthony Neal, this is not a dream but a reality. In a previous post, Mark outlined why he considered external communications important as a professor. So […]

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Robert Kaplan: Terrorism as Theater

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

by ROBERT KAPLAN for STRATFOR’S GLOBAL AFFAIRS WITH ROBERT KAPLAN on AUGUST 27, 2014:  The beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq was much more than an altogether gruesome and tragic affair: rather, it was a very sophisticated and professional film production deliberately punctuated with powerful symbols. Foley […]

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WATCH– Anti-ISIS Propaganda on Iraqi TV: Iraqi Lion and Hawks Hunt Down ISIS Rats

[ 0 ] August 27, 2014 |

via MIDDLE EAST MEDIA RESEARCH INSTITUTE on AUGUST 27, 2014:  In this anti-ISIS propaganda video, ISIS rats are seen crawling out of their holes and invading a town. Iraqi hawks, responding to the roar of the Iraqi lion, swoop down upon them. The hawks then turn into Iraqi fighter planes. — Related A video (released by the […]

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Antisemitism and Salaita

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

via THE ACADEME BLOG and MICHAEL ROTHBERG’S WEBSITE on AUGUST 20, 2014:  The following letter by Michael Rothberg originally appeared on his website. Rothberg is the Head of the Department of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Director of the Initiative in Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies. He is the author of Traumatic […]

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Why Professors Should Disseminate their Knowledge and Share Opinions to Public Audiences (Mark Anthony Neal)

Why Professors Should Disseminate their Knowledge and Share Opinions to Public Audiences (Mark Anthony Neal)

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by KEVIN ANSELMO for EXPERIENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS on AUGUST 20, 2014:  Professors have a megaphone to the world. There are incredible opportunities for academics to communicate their knowledge with the general public through traditional and social media. While many don’t for various reasons, there are a number of professors who are doing this incredibly well. One […]

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Iraq: Islamic Militants, Breakup and Other Tough Questions on Twitter (USIP)

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

by STEVE RUDER for UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE (OLIVE BRANCH BLOG) on AUGUST 13, 2014:  Will Iraq’s current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki defy efforts to replace him? Will it break apart into several separate states? Should its neighbors do more to challenge the militants rampaging across the border with Syria? And are we giving this […]

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