Tag: Duke University

Scholars Reflect on the “Legacy of Malcolm X” (Part 2)

Scholars Reflect on the “Legacy of Malcolm X” (Part 2)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on FEBRUARY 23, 2015 *Updated February 25 with Forum for Scholars & Publics video:  February 21, 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. This weekend his life and legacy got widespread media attention. […]

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Ellen McLarney: Why Arab Spring Made Life Better in Tunisia, Failed Everywhere Else

Ellen McLarney: Why Arab Spring Made Life Better in Tunisia, Failed Everywhere Else

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

by ELLEN MCLARNEY for REUTERS on FEBRUARY 18, 2015:  Earlier this month, Tunisia’s newly elected parliament cobbled together a coalition government led by a secular party that included its Islamist rivals, who had been democratically ousted from power. The new government, coming on the heels of a historic presidential election, a new constitution and the […]

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LISTEN: Schanzer (Duke), Schake (Hoover Institution) & Billoo (CAIR) Debrief on the WH CVE Summit

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

via TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY and KQED (San Francisco) on FEBRUARY 19, 2015:  On Wednesday, February 18th more than 60 world leaders gathered at a White House summit to discuss how to counter violent extremism. In opening remarks, President Obama said we must discredit violent ideologies and find “…new ways to amplify the […]

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On 50th Anniv. of His Death, Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X — Afro-American Visionary, Muslim Activist (Part 1)

On 50th Anniv. of His Death, Scholars Reflect on the Legacy of Malcolm X — Afro-American Visionary, Muslim Activist (Part 1)

[ 0 ] February 18, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary and KERI MAJIKES (CONFERENCE COORDINATOR, DUKE ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTER) on FEBRUARY 18, 2015:  February 21, 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century, Malcolm X El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz. On May 19, 2015 he would have been ninety years old. […]

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This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

This Week: Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill to Host National Conference on Legacy of Malcolm X

[ 0 ] February 16, 2015 |

PRESS RELEASE (DUKE UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF NEWS & COMMUNICATONS/JULIE POUCHER HARBIN), FEBRUARY 16, 2015: DURHAM, N.C. — Local and visiting scholars from a variety of fields will mark the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination (Feb. 21, 1965) with a public conference at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on […]

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Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

Duke Community Joins Vigil for Three Slain in Chapel Hill Shootings

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  Members of the Duke community joined more than 1,000 local residents Wednesday in remembering “three winners,” a family of young Muslim students who in their short life had affected many lives. Before an overflow crowd that filled every available space in UNC-Chapel Hill’s central “Pit,” […]

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REPORT: Violent Extremism Involved Small Number of Muslim-Americans in 2014

REPORT: Violent Extremism Involved Small Number of Muslim-Americans in 2014

[ 0 ] February 10, 2015 |

Most Muslim-American Terrorism Cases Last Year Involved Fighters Going to Syria by TRIANGLE CENTER ON TERRORISM AND HOMELAND SECURITY (PRESS RELEASE) on FEBRUARY 9, 2015:  (Durham, N.C. – Feb. 9, 2015) – A new report issued this week by the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security shows that terrorist plots involving Muslim-Americans accounted for […]

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A Conversation on Force-Feeding Hunger Strikers at Guantanamo

[ 0 ] February 9, 2015 |

by GEOFFREY MOCK for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 9, 2015:  As details of the treatment of U.S. prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention camp trickle out, a troubling pattern of ill treatment is emerging, according to experts at a recent Duke panel discussion. Panelists at the discussion, hosted by the Kenan Institute’s Human Rights Center, focused […]

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A Senseless Execution (by Robin Kirk)

[ 1 ] February 5, 2015 |

by ROBIN KIRK for TALKING RIGHTS on FEBRUARY 4, 2015:  Like so many, I felt horror at the death of Jordanian pilot Muath Al-Kaseasbeh, apparently burned alive by Islamic State militants. In a slick and gruesome video, the militants celebrate the atrocity while also making the specious claim that they chose this cruel method to retaliate for coalition air strikes. […]

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Rethinking Global Cities: Why Istanbul Is A Success For Some, ‘Urban Plunder’ For Others

Rethinking Global Cities: Why Istanbul Is A Success For Some, ‘Urban Plunder’ For Others

[ 0 ] February 4, 2015 |

“Istanbul is the economic, cultural, and historical heart of Turkey, and the only city in the world located on two continents. Between 1453 and 1922, Istanbul was the capital city of the Ottoman Empire, which extended into southeastern Europe, the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa. Until 1924, it was the seat of the last Islamic […]

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