Tag: Lebanon

Mara Leichtman on Lebanese Migration & Shi’i Religious Conversion in Senegal (Book Q & A)

Mara Leichtman on Lebanese Migration & Shi’i Religious Conversion in Senegal (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] March 18, 2016 |

“Opinion leaders and policy-makers unfortunately have a tendency to equate Lebanese Shi‘ism with Hizbullah and to assume all Shi‘a are connected to Iran. My book documents very different dynamics. I do examine the spread of the Arab-Israeli conflict to Senegal, but this plays out differently in the diaspora than it does in Lebanon. I also […]

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Scholars Discuss the Origins, Consequences and Responses to ISIS

Scholars Discuss the Origins, Consequences and Responses to ISIS

[ 0 ] February 4, 2016 |

UPDATED FEB. 4 WITH NEW VIDEO! (Above is a series of clips taken from the discussion) by EZGI USTUNDAG for DUKE TODAY on JANUARY 21, 2016:  DURHAM, NC – Tearful refugees landing on European shores. Terror in Paris, San Bernardino, Beirut, Istanbul and Jakarta. Gruesome calls to action and videos of beheadings in Iraq and […]

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Freedom of Choice: What We Can Learn from Recent Refugee Flows to Liberal Countries

Freedom of Choice: What We Can Learn from Recent Refugee Flows to Liberal Countries

[ 0 ] January 13, 2016 |

by GALYM ZHUSSIPBEK for ISLAMiCommentary on JANUARY 13, 2016: There is a never ending discussion between liberal and conservative minded people over freedom of choice — whether it furthers the development of our capabilities or leads us to depravity. A majority of religiously conservative people a priori assume that freedom of choice, a core liberal […]

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LISTEN: Joshua Landis & Al Kresta Talk History of Middle East Christian-Muslim Relations (via Ave Maria Radio)

LISTEN: Joshua Landis & Al Kresta Talk History of Middle East Christian-Muslim Relations (via Ave Maria Radio)

[ 0 ] December 22, 2015 |

via AVE MARIA RADIO on DECEMBER 15, 2015:  Al Kresta, CEO of Ave Maria Radio,  interviews Joshua Landis, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma’s College of International Studies on the state of Christian-Muslim relations. Kresta recently attended the Under Caesar’s Sword conference in Rome, an […]

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WATCH: Rashid Khalidi on the Historian’s Role, Violence in the Middle East, and Palestine

WATCH: Rashid Khalidi on the Historian’s Role, Violence in the Middle East, and Palestine

[ 0 ] December 21, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 21, 2015: Rashid Khalidi talked with Shai Ginsburg about the role of the historian, his take on violence in the Middle East and his new book project on the hundred year war in Palestine — in this an interview recorded in October 2015 during Khalidi’s visit to Duke. Sponsored by […]

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Middle Eastern Comics Anthology Makes Long-Sought Debut

Middle Eastern Comics Anthology Makes Long-Sought Debut

[ 0 ] December 16, 2015 |

via A. DAVID LEWIS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Cambridge, MA – December 16, 2015. After over five years in development, the comics work of many independent Middle Eastern artists will finally be available with the release of Muqtatafat from Ninth Art Press. This will be the first anthology of comics from Arab countries to be published in […]

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John McHugo on “Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years” (Book Q & A)

John McHugo on “Syria: A History of the Last Hundred Years” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] December 4, 2015 |

Column » ‘By the Book’ with Joseph Preville by JOSEPH RICHARD PREVILLE and JULIE POUCHER HARBIN  for ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 4, 2015: Is there a more tragic country in the world today than Syria ?  How did it descend into chaos, conflict, and crisis? John McHugo offers some answers in Syria: A History of the Last […]

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A Resolute Commitment to Coexistence — Now That Projects Strength (by Charles Kurzman)

A Resolute Commitment to Coexistence — Now That Projects Strength (by Charles Kurzman)

[ 0 ] November 30, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 30, 2015:  Two years ago, al-Qaeda’s Iraqi franchise took Raqqa, Syria, from al-Qaeda’s Syrian franchise, and was promptly kicked out of al-Qaeda. Within the year, the rulers of Raqqa proclaimed themselves “the Islamic State” and embarked on a global campaign to spread their so-called caliphate throughout the world. […]

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The Role of Social Media During the Paris Crisis

The Role of Social Media During the Paris Crisis

[ 0 ] November 19, 2015 |

Duke professors Negar Mottahedeh and Laurent Dubois hosted a public forum on “The Beirut and Paris Attacks and Social Media: A Conversation” at noon on November 17 at the Forum for Scholars and Publics and Duke University. They examined what can happen when debates move almost as quickly as events themselves. (note: This page has been updated. It […]

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On Fear, Violence, and Blame: The Effects of Last Week’s Attacks on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

On Fear, Violence, and Blame: The Effects of Last Week’s Attacks on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

[ 0 ] November 17, 2015 |

Kenan Refugee Project (at Duke University) students pen response to refugee backlash by NOURHAN ELSAYED, OLIVIA JOHNSON, JOSEPHINE RAMSEYER, and MAURA SMYLES for KENAN INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS on NOVEMBER 17, 2015:  Fear has the power to influence conviction. In light of the attacks on humanity that occurred in Baghdad, Beirut, and Paris last week, it […]

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