“Beyond the Madrassa Paradigm”

June 16, 2011

UNC history professor Christopher Lee examines the Palestinian university system in an article for Foreign Policy magazine’s on-line “Middle East Channel.” [T]he expression “madrassa” has become synonymous with terrorism and Islamic fundamentalism. More acutely, it has come to characterize education … Continued

“Erasing the Face of History”

May 14, 2011

Sarah Bond, who just earned her doctorate in history at UNC, published an op-ed in the New York Times on ancient precedents for the erasure of images of former president Hosni Mubarak in Egypt.

“Muslim-American Terrorism Since 9/11: An Accounting”

April 27, 2011

UNC sociology Professor Charles Kurzman’s work has been featured in the University Gazette. The article details Kurzman’s research on terrorism in an effort to “add the missing context that could help enhance public understanding and reduce public anxiety.”

“Counting Terrorists”

April 11, 2011

The UNC Endeavors magazine features an article “Counting Terrorists” about undergraduate Jake Filip’s research with sociology professor Charles Kurzman on homegrown terrorism.

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf delivers lecture

March 18, 2011

The Institute for the Arts and Humanities invited Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who has led an effort to build a controversial inter-faith cultural center in lower Manhattan, to deliver the 2011 Weil Lecture on American Citizenship. Watch the video of … Continued