Tag: Duke University

Laïcité, French Hypocrisy, and the ECHR Ruling on the Niqab (Claudia Koonz)

Laïcité, French Hypocrisy, and the ECHR Ruling on the Niqab (Claudia Koonz)

[ 1 ] July 10, 2014 |

If the French nation is truly secular, why does it not purge its Catholic national favoritism? After all, only about 20 percent of all French people consider themselves devout.   by CLAUDIA KOONZ for ISLAMiCommentary on JULY 10, 2014:  The recent European Court of Human Rights decision to uphold the French ban against niqabs (full-faced veils, showing only […]

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WATCH: Muslim Headscarves in Europe, the Crucifix, the Courts, and Popular Media

[ 0 ] June 10, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 10, 2014:  Claudia Koonz, a Professor Emeritus of History from Duke University, delivered a fascinating presentation on “Muslim Headscarves and the European Court of Human Rights” this Spring during a workshop at Duke University on “Reasonable Accommodations: Minorities in the Globalized Nation States.” Koonz laid out four 1990s case […]

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Global Expressions of Classical Islam on Display at Duke

Global Expressions of Classical Islam on Display at Duke

[ 0 ] June 6, 2014 |

by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 6, 2014:  At a time when events in the so-called “Islamic world” are most often portrayed through the lenses of political science and theory — often concentrating on government policies, war, civil strife, and socioeconomic development — Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies and History Mona Hassan re-directs the conversation with […]

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WATCH: Hybrid Regimes, Hybrid Social Movements, and Chaos Post-Arab Spring

[ 0 ] May 20, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN on MAY 21, 2014:  Abdelhay Moudden, who teaches in the political science department of the Mohamed V University in Morocco, presented on “Hybrid Regimes, Hybrid Social Movements, and Chaos: Post-Arab Spring Conditions” as part of a panel discussion on “Art, Revolutions, and the Ethics of Alternative Social Projects” at the Arts of […]

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WATCH: “The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence”

WATCH: “The Foundations of Modern Terrorism: State, Society and the Dynamics of Political Violence”

[ 0 ] May 19, 2014 |

  compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary via C-SPAN2 BOOK TV, MAY 2014:  Duke University professor Martin Miller spoke with Book TV about the foundations of modern terrorism, which he dates back to the French Revolution. This interview, part of Book TV’s College Series, was recorded at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, North Carolina. […]

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WATCH: Queer and Feminist Opposition in Turkey

WATCH: Queer and Feminist Opposition in Turkey

[ 0 ] May 14, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on MARCH 14, 2014:  A two-day event on the Arts of Revolution in the Middle East was held at Duke University on 28-29 March 2014. The conference explored the relationship between revolutionary politics and aesthetics, focusing on the democratic potential of popular forms of expression. Discussions revolved mainly […]

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Amanda Peralta on Using Social Media in Higher Education

[ 0 ] May 9, 2014 |

by AMANDA PERALTA for DUKE UNIVERSITY on MAY 5, 2014:  If you’re in social media for higher ed, there’s a good chance you’re overwhelmed with the possibilities. Amanda Peralta breaks down the social media networks and tells you where you need to be. WATCH ABOVE! Social media checklist: http://today.duke.edu/showcase/mmedia/pdf/socialmediachecklist.pdf Duke Wide Social Media  Amanda on Twitter: […]

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Imam Antepli to Take on New Role at Duke — as Chief Representative for Muslim Affairs

Imam Antepli to Take on New Role at Duke — as Chief Representative for Muslim Affairs

[ 0 ] May 7, 2014 |

via DUKE TODAY on MAY 6, 2014:  DURHAM, NC – Imam Abdullah Antepli, who has served as the founding director of the university’s Center for Muslim Life and Duke’s first-ever Muslim chaplain since 2008, will take on a new position as the university’s Chief Representative for Muslim Affairs/Muslim Chaplain. “This appointment is an important commitment […]

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Soft Power and the Arab Spring

Soft Power and the Arab Spring

[ 0 ] May 2, 2014 |

by TAYLOR JOHNSON for ISLAMiCommentary/ARAB SPRING CLASS on MAY 2, 2014:   My creative work depicts a revolutionary fist made out of a collage of graffiti from the Arab Spring revolutions, outlined by lyrics and words from musicians like Ramy Essam and El General and from poets like Ahmed Fouad Negm. The focus is the force of […]

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The Art(s) of Revolution in the Middle East

The Art(s) of Revolution in the Middle East

[ 0 ] April 28, 2014 |

by MIRIAM COOKE, ERDAĞ GÖKNAR, CLAUDIA KOONZ, BRUCE LAWRENCE, and WALTER MIGNOLO for ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN on APRIL 23, 2014: This revolution is a beginning Like a migration, like a birth This revolution is a bismillah, Come on, finish the aya, See how it improves on every reading How each verse runs to the next […]

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