Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

WATCH: A Conversation with Edward Curtis & Jamillah Karim on Islam as Black History

WATCH: A Conversation with Edward Curtis & Jamillah Karim on Islam as Black History

[ 0 ] March 16, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER/DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER on MARCH 16, 2016:  At a public event last month, scholars Edward Curtis and Jamillah Karim discussed Islam as Black History and why is it important to integrate the study of Black history and Islam. They took up questions such as: How does the study of gender challenge both […]

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UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke to Examine Lasting Effects of WWI on Middle East

UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke to Examine Lasting Effects of WWI on Middle East

[ 0 ] February 15, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR ISLAMiCommentary from Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies press release:  (Chapel Hill, N.C. – Feb. 15, 2016) – The Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies will host a conference on “World War I and the Transformation of the Middle East” on Feb. 19 and 20 in the Nelson Mandela […]

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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 ] February 9, 2016 |

Sociologist Christopher Bail studies how anti-Muslim organizations use social media by ERIC FERRERI for CAMPAIGN STOP (Duke News) on JANUARY 28, 2016: Updated Feb. 9 with more video! 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.” […]

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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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Duke to Host Conference on Arab Refugee Crisis (1/28-1/29)

Duke to Host Conference on Arab Refugee Crisis (1/28-1/29)

[ 0 ] January 25, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 25, 2016:  DURHAM, N.C. — Local and visiting scholars and students, activists, journalists, artists and local refugees will come together for a public conference at Duke University Jan. 28-29 to address the urgency of the Syrian, Iraqi and Sudanese refugee crises. This interactive conference — “The Arab […]

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WATCH LIVE JAN. 20: Duke Panel to Examine Impact of ISIS at Home and Abroad

WATCH LIVE JAN. 20: Duke Panel to Examine Impact of ISIS at Home and Abroad

[ 0 ] January 19, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 15, 2016:  DURHAM, N.C. — Five Duke University faculty members will convene a public forum to examine the impact of ISIS at home and abroad at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. The event, in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy, is free and open […]

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Trita Parsi on the U.S. & Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship ?

Trita Parsi on the U.S. & Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship ?

[ 0 ] January 14, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 14, 2016: On Nov. 3-4 president of the National Iranian American Council Trita Parsi spoke on “The U.S. and Iran: Can the Nuclear Deal Bring Friendship?” at UNC-Chapel Hill at Duke. Parsi, who’s also been a public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, is an […]

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LISTEN: Bargaining for Women’s Rights in Niger

LISTEN: Bargaining for Women’s Rights in Niger

[ 0 ] January 5, 2016 |

by HEATH BROWN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on DECEMBER 16, 2015: Alice Kang has written Bargaining for Women’s Rights: Activism in an Aspiring Muslim Democracy (University of Minnesota Press, 2015). Kang is assistant professor of political science and ethnic studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Much attention is paid to Muslim-majority countries across the […]

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LISTEN: Saba Mahmood on “Religious Difference in a Secular Age: A Minority Report”

[ 0 ] December 23, 2015 |

by SHERALI TAREEN for NEW BOOKS IN ISLAMIC STUDIES on DECEMBER 7, 2015: It is commonly thought that violence, injustice, and discrimination against religious minorities, especially in the Middle East, are a product of religious fundamentalism and myopia. Concomitantly, it is often argued, that more of secularism and less of religion represents the solution to […]

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WATCH: “Happiness: The Head Versus the Heart” with Cemalnur Sargut and Omid Safi

WATCH: “Happiness: The Head Versus the Heart” with Cemalnur Sargut and Omid Safi

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

via DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER/JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on DECEMBER 10, 2015: Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center Omid Safi discusses what shapes our happiness with renowned Sufi teacher Cemalnur Sargut in this video clip. “With your knowledge you can’t be happy. With your heart you can be happy. You need your heart’s knowledge. It’s better,” said […]

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