Tag: Duke University

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

Retired US Diplomat Alberto Fernandez on “The ISIS Challenge in Perspective”

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

Above: Full talk by Ambassador Alberto Fernandez: “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” (summary below)   by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 31, 2016: Dozens of Middle East studies scholars, students and the general public packed a public talk  — “Beyond Hysteria and Apologia: The ISIS Challenge in Perspective” —  given […]

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Scholars Discuss The Making and Future of the Arab Refugee Crisis

Scholars Discuss The Making and Future of the Arab Refugee Crisis

[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, GEOFFREY MOCK and EMILIE POPLETT for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 2, 2016: The Syrian refugee crisis was decades in the making. The international community now has less time to try to resolve it. That was the message from a series of scholars, journalists and artists who spoke at a two-day conference […]

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WATCH: Sociologist Chris Bail’s View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

WATCH: Sociologist Chris Bail’s View on Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

[ 0 ] January 28, 2016 |

Sociologist Christopher Bail studies how anti-Muslim organizations use social media by ERIC FERRERI for CAMPAIGN STOP (Duke News) on JANUARY 28, 2016: Duke sociologist Christopher Bail examines ways organizations use digital resources to reach new and broaden existing audiences. He is the author of “Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Organizations Became Mainstream.” He recently discussed his research with […]

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WATCH: Duke Professor Traces His Family History to Istanbul

WATCH: Duke Professor Traces His Family History to Istanbul

[ 0 ] January 26, 2016 |

by DUKE GLOBAL on JANUARY 26, 2016:  Professor Erdağ Göknar became a scholar of Middle Eastern and Turkish studies after tracing his own family history to Istanbul during World War I. Here he discusses his family’s refugee story, his work with Nobel Prize winning novelist Orhan Pamuk and how he teaches global contexts to students […]

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LISTEN: A Moral Vacuum at the Heart of the Presidential Campaign (by Norman Wirzba)

[ 0 ] January 10, 2016 |

by GLAD YOU ASKED (AT DUKE UNIVERSITY) on JANUARY 6, 2016:  Norman Wirzba sees a moral vacuum at the heart of the presidential campaign: He says candidates are ignoring society’s most vulnerable citizens. Wirzba is a professor of theology, ecology and agrarian studies at Duke Divinity School who also teaches environmental ethics at Duke’s Nicholas […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer Comments on Iraq Army Gains; Iran Nuclear Deal; Taleban; Refugees; Pope Francis

LISTEN: David Schanzer Comments on Iraq Army Gains; Iran Nuclear Deal; Taleban; Refugees; Pope Francis

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

via ON SECURITY on DECEMBER 31, 2015:  In the latest installment of On Security, David Schanzer speaks with WPTF’s Scott Briggaman about the significance of the Iraqi Army recapturing Ramadi. He also discusses the Iranian Nuclear Deal and the new Visa law pertaining to Visas for Iranians. Additional topics include: the resurgence of the Taliban […]

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First-Person: The Refugee Story Isn’t Just a Tragedy

First-Person: The Refugee Story Isn’t Just a Tragedy

[ 0 ] January 4, 2016 |

by LEENA EL-SADEK for DUKE MAGAZINE on DECEMBER 14, 2015:  As the daughter of Arab immigrants, I’ve often grappled with what home is. Born in the U.S., I spent the first few years of my life between Egypt and Mississippi as my parents were trying to discover the balance between heritage and opportunity. Dad learned […]

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WATCH: “Love and Allah” with Cemalnur Sargut and Omid Safi

WATCH: “Love and Allah” with Cemalnur Sargut and Omid Safi

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER/DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER on DECEMBER 10, 2015:  In this video Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center Omid Safi talks to renowned Sufi teacher Cemalnur Sargut about the power of love. “We must know what aşk (love) is if you try to understand Allah,” said Sargut. “Allah created the world with aşk, so we […]

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Jesus, Mary and Islam (a compilation of scholarly perspectives)

Jesus, Mary and Islam (a compilation of scholarly perspectives)

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 22, 2015 *updated on December 23, 2015:  Islam’s Jesus (Interview with Zeki Saritoprak by Elliott Bazzano, New Books in Islamic Studies, December 17, 2015): In Islam’s Jesus (University of Florida Press, 2015), Zeki Saritoprak explores an old topic from a fresh perspective. The status of Jesus in […]

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