Tag: Duke University

Deal or No Deal? U.S./Iran Relations and the Possibility of a Nuclear Pact (a compilation)

Deal or No Deal? U.S./Iran Relations and the Possibility of a Nuclear Pact (a compilation)

[ 0 ] November 21, 2014 |

UPDATED NOV. 24, 2014: (VIA THE WASHINGTON POST) VIENNA — Nuclear talks with Iran will be extended for seven months after intense negotiations failed to reach a comprehensive accord but appeared to make encouraging headway, diplomats said Monday. (New target is June 30, 2015) compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 21, 2014:  As of […]

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Is There a Bomb in Your Suitcase? (by Omid Safi)

Is There a Bomb in Your Suitcase? (by Omid Safi)

[ 0 ] November 21, 2014 |

by OMID SAFI for ON BEING on NOVEMBER 20, 2014:  How do you respond to prejudice when it is blatant, direct, and in your face? A few weeks ago, I traveled to Europe to take part in conference of European and North American Muslim leaders. It was a distinguished lineup of community leaders, spiritual figures, […]

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UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

UCLA Mideast Center Fights Smears

[ 0 ] November 17, 2014 |

by JAMES GELVIN for INFORMED COMMENT on NOVEMBER 15, 2014:  Response to criticisms of the G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies The G.E. von Grunebaum Center for Near Eastern Studies (hereafter CNES) of UCLA is one of the oldest such centers in the United States. It is also one of the largest, currently […]

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WATCH: David Schanzer & Tim Nichols on Guantanamo and the Use of Interrogation in US Counterterrorism Efforts

WATCH: David Schanzer & Tim Nichols on Guantanamo and the Use of Interrogation in US Counterterrorism Efforts

[ 0 ] November 14, 2014 |

The above Google Hangout was originally live-streamed on November 14, 2014  via RESPONDING TO 9/11 MOOC (COURSERA/YOUTUBE) on NOVEMBER 14, 2014:  Guest speaker Tim Nichols (visiting professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University) spoke with Duke public policy professor and terrorism expert David Schanzer about the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and the use of interrogation […]

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As Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rises, Scholars Continue to Be Asked the Same Questions

As Anti-Muslim Sentiment Rises, Scholars Continue to Be Asked the Same Questions

[ 0 ] November 11, 2014 |

Is anybody listening?  by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 11, 2014: “Muslims in America and Europe say discrimination against them has seemed more pronounced after the Islamic State terrorists beheaded American and British journalists and aid workers. Hate-filled remarks on social media have also become more prevalent, especially since 9/11, when Facebook and Twitter […]

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Omnia El Shakry on “The Arabic Freud”

Omnia El Shakry on “The Arabic Freud”

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014 |

by ALI ALTAF MIAN for ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 6, 2014: Is Sigmund Freud a stranger to the robust intellectual scenes of the modern Middle East? Is there mutual ignorance between Islam and psychoanalysis? Do only secular Arab thinkers invoke Western discourses of suspicion, such as psychoanalysis? In a forthcoming monograph, provisionally titled The Arabic Freud, UC-Davis […]

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Psychology of a Terrorist: Experts Go to the Source

Psychology of a Terrorist: Experts Go to the Source

[ 0 ] November 6, 2014 |

“The science isn’t there yet as far as terrorism psychology is concerned. We now know more about what we don’t know.” — John Horgan, director of the Center for Terrorism & Security Studies at UMASS Lowell by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary, on November 6, 2014: Why do people join terrorist groups and why do they […]

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LISTEN: Tufekci and Mottahedeh Talk YouTube, Net Neutrality & Social Movements

LISTEN: Tufekci and Mottahedeh Talk YouTube, Net Neutrality & Social Movements

[ 0 ] November 4, 2014 |

“Algorithmic filtering is not a vague concern. It’s a clear example why net neutrality is a human rights issue; a free speech issue; and an issue of the voiceless being heard, on their own terms.” — Zeynep Tufekci in The Message (Medium.com) by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 4, 2014:  Zeynep Tufekci, Assistant […]

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Student’s Notebook: What Can You Do that Siri Can’t Do?

Student’s Notebook: What Can You Do that Siri Can’t Do?

[ 0 ] October 30, 2014 |

Advice on How to Get Started on an International Development Career by AMBER WATSON for ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on OCTOBER 30, 2014: “20 years ago, I was in your exact position,” Ben Orbach, director of America’s Unofficial Ambassadors, told a group of Duke undergrads interested in international development careers, but with this modern challenge – “What can you […]

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Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies Awarded Title VI Grant

[ 0 ] October 24, 2014 |

via DUKE-UNC CONSORTIUM FOR MIDDLE EAST STUDIES (PRESS RELEASE) on OCTOBER 24, 2014:  A recent award from the U.S. Department of Education firmly positions the Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East studies as the principal National Resource Center for Middle East studies in the southeastern United States. The Consortium is a collaborative project of the Carolina […]

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