Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

WATCH 9/8: Duke Panel Presents an Insider View of the Iran Nuclear Deal

WATCH 9/8: Duke Panel Presents an Insider View of the Iran Nuclear Deal

[ 0 ] September 3, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for DUKE OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATIONS on SEPTEMBER 3, 2015: DURHAM, N.C. — Nasser Hadian, a prominent professor of political science at the University of Tehran, will headline a lunchtime talk — “The Iran Nuclear Deal: What’s at Stake” — at Duke University Tuesday, Sept. 8. Hadian will offer the […]

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“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

“Soft Force: Women in Egypt’s Islamic Awakening” (a Conversation with Ellen McLarney)

[ 0 ] August 19, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 20, 2015: “One of the most visible public faces of the 2011 revolution in Egypt was Asmaʾ Mahfouz, a young woman who posted a video blog on Facebook calling for the January 25 protest in Tahrir Square “so that maybe we the country can become free, can […]

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Trita Parsi on the Real Iran — Not Netanyahu’s Caricature

Trita Parsi on the Real Iran — Not Netanyahu’s Caricature

[ 0 ] August 18, 2015 |

by TRITA PARSI for THE (JEWISH DAILY) FORWARD on AUGUST 17, 2015:  Over the course of the past 25 years, the image of Iran presented by the Israeli government has become increasingly simplistic, one-dimensional, void of any nuance — in short, incomplete at best and inaccurate at worst. The Iranian government itself has contributed greatly […]

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WATCH: Omid Safi on Love and Justice in a World of Suffering

WATCH: Omid Safi on Love and Justice in a World of Suffering

[ 0 ] August 3, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI (via CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION) on JULY 29, 2015:  (from Dr. Safi’s Facebook page) — Every once in a while you get to give a talk that brings what’s going on inside you and around you together. I was so blessed this past week to give a talk at Chautauqua Institution on a topic […]

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LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

LISTEN: Why Islam Is on the Rise (Ani Zonneveld and Omid Safi Interviewed)

[ 0 ] July 23, 2015 |

by KERRI MILLER for MPR NEWS on JULY 23, 2015:  GUESTS: Ani Zonneveld: Founder and president of Muslims for Progressive Values Omid Safi: Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center By 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians in the world, according to The Pew Research Center. In the United States, […]

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Emran el-Badawi on “The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions”

Emran el-Badawi on “The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions”

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by MATTHEW LONG for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on JULY 17, 2015:  The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions (Routledge, 2013) written by Emran El-Badawi, professor and director of the Arab Studies program at the University of Houston, is a recent addition to the field of research on the Qur’an and Aramaic and Syriac biblical […]

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‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

‘Oldest’ Koran Fragments Found in Birmingham University

[ 0 ] July 22, 2015 |

by SEAN COUGHLAN for BBC NEWS on JULY 22, 2015:  What may be the world’s oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had […]

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Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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WATCH: Safi and Akyol Discuss Political Islam in Turkey, Media Freedom, and the Turkish Elections

WATCH: Safi and Akyol Discuss Political Islam in Turkey, Media Freedom, and the Turkish Elections

[ 0 ] July 8, 2015 |

by CATHERINE ANGST and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for the JHFC/ISLAMiCommentary Field Reports series, on JULY 7, 2015 :  Mustafa Akyol, a leading Turkish journalist and political analyst sat down with Duke Islamic Studies Center Director Omid Safi in June at Duke to discuss political Islam in Turkey, media freedom in Turkey, and the recent Turkish […]

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The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous piece, Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke, discussed his new book “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Empire, Islam, and European Modernity 1788-1914″ (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) with ISLAMiCommentary — carrying his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia […]

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