Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC with New Appointment

Kadivar to Explore Iranian Culture, History at Duke and UNC with New Appointment

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

by ERIC FERRERI for DUKE TODAY on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Since he began working at Duke, Mohsen Kadivar has worked closely with faculty and students both on campus and down the road a bit at UNC-Chapel Hill. Both campuses boast small but well-regarded religious studies departments. When Kadivar joined Duke as a visiting professor in […]

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More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

More Assertive US Action in Syria “Long Overdue” (Bruce Jentleson)

[ 0 ] August 25, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via DUKE NEWS on AUGUST 25, 2014:  Syria warned the United States on Monday not to extend its air war against radical Islamist militants into Syria. Bruce Jentleson, a former senior advisor to the US State Department and current public policy professor at Duke University says “a shift […]

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LISTEN: Bruce Jentleson on ISIS and the Murder of James Foley

LISTEN: Bruce Jentleson on ISIS and the Murder of James Foley

[ 1 ] August 22, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via WWL RADIO NEW ORLEANS (RADIO HOST TOMMY TUCKER INTERVIEWS BRUCE JENTLESON) on AUGUST 21, 2014:  WWL Radio host Tommy Tucker talks to Bruce Jentleson, a Duke Prof. of Public Policy & Political Science and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, about the beheading […]

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Mbaye Lo on “Islamic Radicalism and the End of Time”

Mbaye Lo on “Islamic Radicalism and the End of Time”

[ 0 ] August 13, 2014 |

by MBAYE LO for AL ARABIYA INSTITUTE FOR STUDIES on AUGUST 10, 2014:  Two weeks ago I attended the Friday sermon at Niamey’s Grand Mosque in the Republic of Niger. The imam reminded the congregation that “these are troubling times: there is killing everywhere, and certainly, these are signs of the end of time.” He summoned […]

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How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

How Israel Militarized Social Media (Rebecca Stein)

[ 0 ] July 28, 2014 |

by REBECCA STEIN for MONDOWEISS on JULY 24, 2014:  Is Israel losing the media war? In the last few days, as Israel continues its bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the Palestinian death tolls continues to mount, this question has consumed the global media. And most have agreed: in the age of social media, with […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Eid Mubarak!

[ 0 ] July 27, 2014 |

JULY 28, 2014:  Eid Mubarak from ISLAMiCommentary and the Duke Islamic Studies Center!  The Muslim community in America and around the world have been observing the month-long fast of Ramadan. The end of Ramadan is being marked at this time by communal prayers called “Eid ul-Fitr,” or Feast of the Fast-Breaking. Related Statement by the President […]

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Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

Omid Safi New Director of Duke Islamic Studies Center

[ 1 ] July 22, 2014 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, for DUKE TODAY on JULY 22, 2014:  Omid Safi, (pictured) a prominent Islamic studies professor and scholar, joined the faculty of Duke this month as director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC). As the new William and Bettye Martin Musham Director for Islamic Studies, Safi will oversee DISC, […]

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Laïcité, French Hypocrisy, and the ECHR Ruling on the Niqab (Claudia Koonz)

Laïcité, French Hypocrisy, and the ECHR Ruling on the Niqab (Claudia Koonz)

[ 1 ] July 10, 2014 |

If the French nation is truly secular, why does it not purge its Catholic national favoritism? After all, only about 20 percent of all French people consider themselves devout.   by CLAUDIA KOONZ for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 10, 2014:  The recent European Court of Human Rights decision to uphold the French ban against niqabs (full-faced veils, showing only […]

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How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

How #iranelection Transformed the Public Sphere

[ 0 ] June 16, 2014 |

“What happened during the course of the long months of unrest and the protests online that followed the Iranian presidential election of 2009, changed the whole architecture of journalism, teaching and publishing. What changed too was the way we were using social media — from avatar activism to the functionality of the hashtag as slogan […]

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Pope Francis and the Holy Land: Is Religion the Pathway to Peace?

Pope Francis and the Holy Land: Is Religion the Pathway to Peace?

[ 1 ] June 10, 2014 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 10, 2014:  “A Christian, a Muslim and a Jew walk into a… “ Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but it’s a serious refrain that’s become especially familiar over the last few weeks. In May, the Pope makes a Holy Land pilgrimage to Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem […]

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