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The Myanmar military’s campaign against the Rohingya population is set in a tenuous backdrop of ethnic armed conflict, a stagnant national peace and reconciliation process, and a fledgling democracy led by a now-controversial Nobel Peace Prize laureate. In a special to Duke undergraduates, Yee Htun, a clinical instructor at Harvard Law School with over a decade of experience in international advocacy and a refugee from Myanmar herself, will unpack the multidimensional human rights situation in Myanmar and discuss opportunities forward…Find out more »
Public Lecture: “Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam” by Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik
Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik (Rutgers University) will be speaking at UNC on April 24th at 5 PM at the Global Education Center (room 1009) on her soon to be published book, Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam. This work explores twentieth and twenty-first century U.S. Muslim womanhood by centering the lived experiences of women of color, mapping how communities of American Islam became sites of safety, support, spirituality, and social activism, and how women of color were central…Find out more »
Lecture: “Macabre Social Capital: The Families of Pakistan’s Lashkar-e-Taiba” with C. Christine Fair
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT, also known as Jamaat ud Dawa among other aliases) is the most competent, lethal and loyal proxy of the Pakistani state. LeT operates in India, Afghanistan and elsewhere in South Asia and beyond. This presentation draws from a narrative analysis of a ten percent random sample of nearly 1,000 biographies of slain LeT fighters as a part of a larger study into the battlefield motivation of the fighters. My review of these documents reveals a dark role of…Find out more »
Join the Duke Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies for Plays, Poetry Readings, Music, Middle Eastern Dance, Arabic Oral Proficiency Activities and more. Sponsored by Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. For more information, please visit here. Richard White Hall, Room 107 Duke University, East CampusFind out more »
Proceeds from this special Iftar will send food and relief to families in Palestine and Lebanon. Come mingle and enjoy a meal with old and new friends. We are featuring Teen Vogue’s Abeer Najjar, who will demonstrate and share a delicious dessert creation. Tickets are available at anera.org/chapelhill. Please contact Hani Almadhoun at (202) 266-9711 or email@example.com for more information. Click here to learn more information about ANERA. Sponsored by ANERA and Mediterranean Deli. Sunday, June 3 | 7:30-10:00pm, Iftar starts at 8:30pm…Find out more »