Tag: Duke University

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

Deal! A Nuclear Agreement is Reached With Iran (Reaction is Mixed)

[ 0 ] July 14, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 14, 2015: Iran and a group of six countries led by the U.S. announced a historic deal today that places limits on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for international oil and financial sanctions relief. A skeptical U.S. Congress will have about two months to review the […]

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WATCH: Nasser Rabat and Burak Erdim Discuss Medieval Global Cairo

[ 0 ] July 6, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER (posted on JUNE 25, 2015):  Nasser Rabbat and Burak Erdim sit down to discuss architecture and the global city. Rabbat is the Aga Khan Professor and the Director of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Erdim is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in […]

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Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

Reflections on a Civil Rights Roundtable Talk with US Atty. Gen. Lynch (by Imam Zeb)

[ 0 ] July 1, 2015 |

“Only together can we truly make this country what it was meant to be, a place for all to feel safe, respected, and valued.” by IMAM ADEEL ZEB (on his Instagram account) on JULY 1, 2015:  Today, I was part of a civil rights roundtable discussion with the new United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch […]

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The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

The Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia: The Missionary-State Alliance against Volga-Ural Muslim Activism in the Late Russian Empire (Book Essay)

[ 0 ] June 26, 2015 |

    EDITOR’S NOTE: In a previous piece, Mustafa Tuna, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Russian and Central Eurasian History and Culture at Duke, discussed his new book “Imperial Russia’s Muslims: Empire, Islam, and European Modernity 1788-1914″ (Cambridge University Press, June 2015) with ISLAMiCommentary — carrying his insights about the opportunity costs of Islamophobia […]

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Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

Law Enforcement Ranks Anti-Government Extremism as Most Prevalent Terrorist Threat (Schanzer, Kurzman)

[ 0 ] June 25, 2015 |

by JACKIE OGBURN for TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (PRESS RELEASE) on JUNE 25, 2015:  DURHAM, N.C. — U.S. law enforcement agencies rank the threat of violence from anti-government extremists higher than the threat from radicalized Muslims, according to a report released Thursday by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security (TCTHS). The […]

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Cyber Operations & the New Defense Department Law of War Manual: Initial Impressions by Charlie Dunlap (Lawfare)

Cyber Operations & the New Defense Department Law of War Manual: Initial Impressions by Charlie Dunlap (Lawfare)

[ 0 ] June 17, 2015 |

by CHARLIE DUNLAP for LAWFARE on JUNE 15, 2015:  With headlines in the aftermath of the OPM hack asking if it was a “cyber 9/11” or an “act of war,” and Lawfare’s own Jack Goldsmith’s questioning the apparent “weak and hesitant” U.S. response to the hack, it may be helpful to take a look at a […]

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Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

Mustafa Tuna on Imperial Russia’s Muslims & the Opportunity Costs of Islamophobia (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] June 16, 2015 |

“The overall consensus seems to be that the assimilationist policies of the tsarist state in late imperial Russia lay at the foundation of the bitterness that characterized the tsarist central state establishment’s relations with the Volga-Ural Muslims, and especially their elites… Hasty attempts to forge a nation-state out of a multiconfessional, multilingual, and multiethnic empire […]

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WATCH: Socially Engaged Art in Israel/Palestine with Elle Flanders

WATCH: Socially Engaged Art in Israel/Palestine with Elle Flanders

[ 0 ] June 12, 2015 |

via DUKE FRANKLIN HUMANITIES INSTITUTE on JUNE 10, 2015:  Filmmaker Elle Flanders visited Duke’s Israel/Palestine Comparative Studies undergrad course to share the work she has done to highlight the conflict in the Holy Land. She shared how entering into the LGBTQ community in her youth exposed her to rethink the conflict from a Palestinian perspective, […]

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Duke Chapel’s Multiple Layers: Like any symbol, it can mean many things

Duke Chapel’s Multiple Layers: Like any symbol, it can mean many things

[ 0 ] June 10, 2015 |

With the prayer-call controversy having receded, (Omid) Safi continues to question whether the chapel should follow a model of “hospitality” or one of “citizenship.” In his words, “We tend to think about hospitality as a display of kindness, of generosity. Hospitality is preferable to having someone tell you that you don’t belong here. However, hospitality […]

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Voters to Erdogan: “Not so fast” (by Bahar Leventoglu)

Voters to Erdogan: “Not so fast” (by Bahar Leventoglu)

[ 0 ] June 8, 2015 |

by BAHAR LEVENTOGLU for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 8, 2015:  Turkish democracy, as every other democracy, works in interesting ways. In 1983, the voters voted for the only civilian party in general elections — signaling to the military that it was time to go back to the barracks. Similarly, after a decade of failing coalition governments […]

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