Tag: Duke Human Rights Center @FHI

Scholars Discuss The Making and Future of the Arab Refugee Crisis

Scholars Discuss The Making and Future of the Arab Refugee Crisis

[ 0 ] February 2, 2016 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, GEOFFREY MOCK and EMILIE POPLETT for DUKE TODAY on FEBRUARY 2, 2016: The Syrian refugee crisis was decades in the making. The international community now has less time to try to resolve it. That was the message from a series of scholars, journalists and artists who spoke at a two-day conference […]

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Barring Syrian Refugees From NC Gives ISIS Exactly What it Seeks (by David Schanzer & Robin Kirk)

[ 0 ] November 19, 2015 |

by DAVID SCHANZER and ROBIN KIRK for RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER on NOVEMBER 18, 2015:  The call by politicians across the country, including Gov. Pat McCrory, to halt the admission of refugees from the Syrian civil war is a travesty. This ill-considered decision strengthens the politics of fear that ISIS spreads, undercuts our long-term efforts […]

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WATCH LIVE: Duke, UNC Scholars to Hold Public Forum on Refugee Crisis (September 14)

WATCH LIVE: Duke, UNC Scholars to Hold Public Forum on Refugee Crisis (September 14)

[ 0 ] September 14, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 10, 2015:  Note to editors: miriam cooke is spelled lowercase. DURHAM, N.C. — Seven scholars and experts from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will hold a public forum on the refugee crisis in Europe on Monday, Sept. 14, at Duke University. […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 1): Negar Mottahedeh on the Background to “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015:  Duke University literature professor Negar Mottahedeh set the scene for “Rosewater”  — a feature film about the real-life imprisonment of Canadian-Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari following his coverage of the 2009 Iran elections — at a public screening of the film last month.  Released in November […]

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Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

Bearing Witness, #IranElection (part 2): Phil Bennett & Negar Mottahedeh on the Lessons of “Rosewater”

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Scholars discuss the power and limits of bearing witness — as traditional or citizen journalists — and the government’s use of social media as a tool of control and repression. by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on APRIL 10, 2015: *updated on April 13, with new information on the Rezaian case Last month Duke University […]

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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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WATCH: A Tour of “Revolution Graffiti: Street Art of Egypt”

WATCH: A Tour of “Revolution Graffiti: Street Art of Egypt”

[ 0 ] September 27, 2013 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR,  ISLAMiCommentary on SEPTEMBER 27, 2013:  Last week Duke welcomed Swedish photo journalist Mia Gröndahl to campus for a series of both classroom and public talks about her work documenting graffiti art. See a write-up by Geoffrey Mock on her public talk here. Her exhibit (and book of the same name) […]

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John Zogby:  The Anatomy of a Re-election (at Duke on November 14)

John Zogby: The Anatomy of a Re-election (at Duke on November 14)

[ 0 ] November 14, 2012 |

by JOHN ZOGBY for FORBES on NOVEMBER 7, 2012:  President Barack Obama has won and the exit polls show why. First and foremost, the share of the electorate that is white dropped from 74% in 2008 to 72%. African Americans accounted for 13% of the total, Hispanics 10%, and Asian Americans and others 5%. The white percentage […]

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