Tag: Duke University

A Small Study Abroad Experience by Allison Kam (in words and photos)

A Small Study Abroad Experience by Allison Kam (in words and photos)

[ 0 ] May 19, 2016 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MAY 19, 2016: (Allison Kam, November 18, 2015, writing on Facebook): Saturday morning I woke up at 4:45am to go to Eyüp Sultan Mosque to pray with my new Turkish friends. To be honest, I was surprised that they had volunteered to do all of this… to […]

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Charles Dunlap Asks: Is the U.S. military strategy doing more harm or good in the Middle East?

Charles Dunlap Asks: Is the U.S. military strategy doing more harm or good in the Middle East?

[ 0 ] May 13, 2016 |

by CHARLES DUNLAP for THE CONVERSATION, MAY 2016:  Editor’s note: This article is part of our collaboration with Point Taken, a new program from WGBH that will next air on Tuesday, May 17 on PBS and online at pbs.org. The show features fact-based debate on major issues of the day, without the shouting. With fresh […]

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Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Book Q & A)

Mbaye Lo on “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] May 10, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCOMMENTARY with MBAYE LO on MAY 10, 2016: Duke University Asian & Middle Eastern studies professor Mbayo Lo and University of Botswana theologian Muhammed Haron (a South African native) are the editors of a new book “Muslim Institutions of Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa” — published by Palgrave, Fall 2015. The […]

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LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

LISTEN: David Schanzer on Trump’s America First Foreign Policy

[ 0 ] May 3, 2016 |

WPTF’S SCOTT BRIGGAMAN and DAVID SCHANZER for ON SECURITY on APRIL 28, 2016: In this latest installment On Security, David Schanzer speaks with Scott Briggaman about GOP front-runner Donald Trump’s views on foreign policy. David also discusses the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo and the crisis in Brazil as the Olympics approach. Music Credit: Righteous by […]

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WATCH: Amb. William Burns on American Leadership

[ 0 ] May 2, 2016 |

On April 12, Ambassador William Burns presented on “American Leadership in a Changing International Landscape for the 2016 Anthony J. Drexel, Jr. Lecturer on International Studies. WATCH ABOVE  by LAURA BRINN for DUKE TODAY on APRIL 15, 2016:  The United States currently faces a key moment in history, with a “window of opportunity in which […]

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WATCH: Torang Asadi on Her Work on Iranian Diaspora Religious Innovation in the US and Europe

[ 0 ] April 25, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 18, 2016:  Torang Asadi, a PhD student in Duke University’s Department of Religious Studies, outlines her comparative research on Iranian diaspora religious innovation in both United States (mostly Northern California) and Europe. She is a Council for European Studies fellow.

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For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

For Scholars, No Easy Answers on World War I & the Transformation of the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 20, 2016 |

“We have to recognize that there are several shattered political visions that are still with us and there are several unhealed traumas or wounds – the Armenians, Kurds, Palestinians (for example)…we are still dealing with the long-term legacy of these unhealed wounds.” — Cemil Aydin, UNC-Chapel Hill by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on APRIL […]

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WATCH: In Praise of Hatred — a Conversation with Khalid Khalifa

[ 0 ] April 11, 2016 |

via JOHN HOPE FRANKLIN CENTER on APRIL 11, 2016:  Syrian author Khalid Khalifa sits down with Renée Ragin to discuss his process, his novels, and his thoughts on Syria today. Khalifa is an award-winning Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet. Khalifa’s work “In Praise of Hatred” was been widely praised. Ragin is a PhD in Duke […]

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UNC, Duke Students Talk Science & Turkey with Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar

UNC, Duke Students Talk Science & Turkey with Nobel Prize Winner Aziz Sancar

[ 0 ] April 4, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 4, 2016:  The people from the Nobel Committee called UNC-Chapel Hill professor Aziz Sancar at 5am on October 7, 2015. His wife Gwen, also a UNC-Chapel Hill professor was already up ahead of an early class. “Gwen is Texan and Texans are Texan. So, she recognized the […]

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What’s Next for Brussels, Anti-Terrorism Efforts?

What’s Next for Brussels, Anti-Terrorism Efforts?

[ 0 ] March 22, 2016 |

Wrong response could lead to more radicalization, experts say via DUKE TODAY on MARCH 21, 2016:  DURHAM, NC – Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were likely aimed at eroding public confidence in the government’s ability to protect Belgians and provoking an overreaction against Muslims, says a Duke counterterrorism expert. The latter could play into Islamic […]

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