Tag: Duke Islamic Studies Center

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

Rebecca Stein on “Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary  — Q & A with REBECCA STEIN — on MAY 18, 2015: Digital Militarism: Israel’s Occupation in the Social Media Age (Stanford University Press, April 2015), by scholars Adi Kunstman and Rebecca Stein, has been called “a pioneering book, showing how information and communication technologies have turned into wartime arsenals, and […]

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We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

We Have But One Direction (Omid Safi for On Being)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on MAY 14, 2015:  My daughter’s favorite Muslim is not the Prophet. Malcolm X? Nope. Rumi? Not quite. Muhammad Ali? Alas. It is… it was… Zayn Malik. Formerly from One Direction. Or 1D, as the cool kids call it. This posed a somewhat serious problem for an anti-consumerist soul […]

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WATCH: The Cosmo-Politics of Nostalgia — Istanbul, Identity, and Difference

WATCH: The Cosmo-Politics of Nostalgia — Istanbul, Identity, and Difference

[ 0 ] May 11, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN on MAY 6, 2015:  Nora Fisher Onar is a Research Associate of the Centre for International Studies of the University of Oxford and a Transatlantic Fellow of the German Marshall Fund in Washington DC. Fisher Onar presented “The Cosmo-Politics of Nostalgia: Istanbul, Identity, and Difference” at the March […]

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The Jihad of Pamela Geller (by Bruce Lawrence)

The Jihad of Pamela Geller (by Bruce Lawrence)

[ 0 ] May 6, 2015 |

by BRUCE LAWRENCE for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on MAY 6, 2015:  Can poetry be an antidote to poison? Can it provide an alternative to the jihad of Pamela Geller? A life without His love is nothing but slow death. The sum total of love is but three words: I-burn, I-burn, I-burn. These verses come from the […]

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How the Occupation of Istanbul Shaped the Modern Middle East

How the Occupation of Istanbul Shaped the Modern Middle East

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 20, 2015:  DURHAM, NC – At the end of World War I, the defeated capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul, was “a city of poverty and refugees” with a multi-ethnic population of 1 million, with 100,000 refugees including Balkan Muslims, Russians, Crimean and Caucasian […]

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Discovering Worlds Through Written Word (Q & A with Duke Prof. Abdul Sattar Jawad)

Discovering Worlds Through Written Word (Q & A with Duke Prof. Abdul Sattar Jawad)

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Iraq native Abdul Sattar Jawad teaches the cross-culture impact of literary works by APRIL DUDASH for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 27, 2015:  Name: Abdul Sattar Jawad Position: Professor of comparative literature, Duke Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Years at Duke: 10 What I do at Duke: I’m a literary author, and I’ve published 15 books on […]

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WATCH: Negar Mottahedeh on “An Anatomy of the Islamic Cyborg”

WATCH: Negar Mottahedeh on “An Anatomy of the Islamic Cyborg”

[ 0 ] April 21, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (at Duke University) on  APRIL 21, 2015 (taped on April 1, 2015):  Negar Mottahedeh is an Associate Professor in Duke University’s Program in Literature. On April 1, 2015, Professor Mottahedeh presented on the power of social media during the Iranian election crisis of 2009. This was her description of the […]

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Bruce Jentleson: Corker-Menendez Bill hinders, Not Helps, a Good Iran Deal

Bruce Jentleson: Corker-Menendez Bill hinders, Not Helps, a Good Iran Deal

[ 0 ] April 13, 2015 |

by BRUCE JENTLESON for THE HILL on APRIL 13, 2015:  There have been many times in American history when Congress has played a constructive foreign policy role. There have been other times when its role has been counterproductive to foreign policy success. As we move to the final stages of the Iran nuclear negotiations, there […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015:  Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh set the scene for “Rosewater”  — a feature film about the real-life imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari following his coverage of the 2009 Iran elections — at a public screening of the film last month.  Released in November […]

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The Under-Examined Aspects of Malcolm X’s Legacy: An Interview with M M Knight

The Under-Examined Aspects of Malcolm X’s Legacy: An Interview with M M Knight

[ 0 ] April 6, 2015 |

Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Islamic Studies professor, interviews scholar and writer Michael Muhammad Knight about his research on the Five Percenters, Malcolm X’s special significance in the fashioning of the “American Muslims” construct, and the under-examined aspects of his legacy.   compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL […]

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