Tag: Duke University

WATCH: Dawn Chatty on Dispossession & Forced Migration in the Arab Middle East

[ 0 ] May 25, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 25, 2015:  Dawn Chatty, director of the Oxford Refugee Studies Center, spoke last month at Duke University on “Dispossession and Forced migration in the Arab Middle East.” Her presentation took place as part of Duke University’s Middle East Refugees Awareness Week, April 8-17, 2015 and was based on a […]

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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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WATCH LIVE: Is the US Still the “Indispensable Nation”? (5/15 @9a)

WATCH LIVE: Is the US Still the “Indispensable Nation”? (5/15 @9a)

[ 0 ] May 14, 2015 |

*** Video of the event will appear live at 9am on May 15. If you are watching before then, you are seeing a video of a previous Wilson Center event…  via THE WILSON CENTER (EVENT) on MAY 15, 2015:  Is the United States Still the “Indispensable Nation”? Please join us for a half-day discussion with former […]

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Back to the Future: Duke Historian Martin Miller’s Take on Modern Terrorism

Back to the Future: Duke Historian Martin Miller’s Take on Modern Terrorism

[ 0 ] May 8, 2015 |

by MICHAEL FRANK for CHICAGO POLICY REVIEW on MAY 6, 2015:  Dr. Martin Miller is a Professor of History at Duke University. In his recent book, The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence he examines the history of terrorism, integrating the violence of governments and insurgencies, and considers why terrorism […]

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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

[ 1 ] 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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