Tag: Duke University

WATCH: The Role of the Black Public Intellectual (w/Mark Anthony Neal, James Braxton Peterson)

[ 0 ] May 5, 2015 |

via THE DUKE FORUM FOR SCHOLARS AND PUBLICS, with JAMES BRAXTON PETERSON and MARK ANTHONY NEAL on APRIL 22, 2015:  A conversation with James Braxton Peterson and Mark Anthony Neal. Sponsored by the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship (CADCE), The Department of African & African American Studies and the Duke Forum for Scholars […]

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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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Scholars & US Muslim Thought Leaders React to Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Contest Shootings

[ 0 ] May 4, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 4, 2015:  Two gunmen were shot dead last night after opening fire outside an exhibit/contest highlighting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in Garland, TX (a suburb of Dallas). Police raided the home of one of the suspected gunman today.  A security guard, injured in the shooting, was later released. (Click […]

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WATCH: Istanbul — A Multi-Perspectival City (Göknar, Kafadar, Aydin)

WATCH: Istanbul — A Multi-Perspectival City (Göknar, Kafadar, Aydin)

[ 0 ] May 1, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (at Duke University) on APRIL 22, 2015:  Professor Erdağ Göknar sits down with Professors Cemal Kafadar and Cemil Aydin  to discuss the various versions and “revisions” of Istanbul through the ages. Göknar is an Associate Professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University. Kafadar is a Professor of […]

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WATCH: Louis Yako on “Translating Occupation” (from Iraq to Camelot)

[ 0 ] April 29, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (AT DUKE UNIVERSITY) on APRIL 28, 2015 (taped April 15, 2015):  Louis Yako is an Iraqi-American poet, writer, and PhD student in the Department of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. The title of this lecture is based on an article by Yako published in OpenDemocracy (The Journey from Iraq to […]

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WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

WATCH: Lessons from Malcolm X for Civil Rights Protestors Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Members of the Nation of Islam (led now by Louis Farrakhan) were on the ground during the Ferguson protests last year and the Baltimore riots (last night) trying to help restore order. Here is an interview, taped this winter, with two professors who have studied former NOI leader Malcolm X.   This video was produced by […]

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WATCH: Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Mark Anthony Neal on Race in America Today

[ 0 ] April 28, 2015 |

Will Police Killings of Blacks be the Defining Crisis of the Obama Presidency? compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER at Duke University/LEFT OF BLACK on APRIL 27, 2015:  “Left of Black” host Mark Anthony Neal sits down in the studio with Eduardo Bonilla-Silva to talk about the digitization of […]

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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: Aid Worker on Rescue Efforts in Nepal — “People Are in a State of Panic”

[ 0 ] April 27, 2015 |

via BLOOMBERG BUSINESS on APRIL 26, 2015 (11pm):  Mercy Corps Nepal Country Head Sanjay Karki discusses the rescue efforts and the situation on the ground in Nepal after a 7.8 magnitude quake rocked the region on Saturday. He speaks to Bloomberg’s Rishaad Salamat on “Trending Business.” (Source: Bloomberg)   RELATED: BACKGROUND ON NEPAL’S RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY: […]

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The Armenian ‘Genocide’ Debate 100 Years On (a compilation of views)

The Armenian ‘Genocide’ Debate 100 Years On (a compilation of views)

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 24, 2015:  Here is a compilation of some views on the matter, beginning with a report from the events in Istanbul today as reported in the Turkish paper “Today’s Zaman.” Turks, Armenians Commemorate Armenian ‘Genocide’ in İstanbul by ZEYNEP KARATAŞ for TODAY’S ZAMAN on APRIL 24, […]

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