Event Category: Discussion
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In this workshop, we will be discussing the work of Darius Rejali (“Torture and Democracy”) as well as some of the testimony culled from the North Carolina Commission of Inquiry on Torture (NCCIT). Professor Talebi, herself a former detainee under two separate regimes in Iran, will be discussing some of her writings, and her student, Diana Coleman, will discuss her work on Guantanamo. Light reception to follow. For the readings, please visit here. Sponsored by the D-SIGN working group on…Find out more »
CANCELLED: Public Talk and Conversation: “Muslim-Christian Dialogue in the Age of ISIS and Islamophobia”
Monday, March 26 | 6:00 – 7:30pm Speaker: Dr. Muhammad al-Sammak, Advisor to the Grand Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, and Secretary General of the National Committee for Muslim Christian Dialogue. Parking: Free and available near Park Shops, in the Reynolds Coliseum Parking Deck, or closer in the parking lot behind the SAS Mathematics Building. For more information, please click here or contact 919.515.5058 or firstname.lastname@example.org. RSVP is required by March 12th. Sponsored by the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies. 210 Park Shops NC State UniversityFind out more »
Public Talk: “Constitutionalizing the Muslim State: Issues, Agreements, and Disagreements” – Professor Malika Zeghal, Harvard University
This talk will deal with how Constitutions have most often affirmed the Muslim character of the state in the modern Middle East (19th-21st c). Professor Zeghal will more particularly focus on modern Tunisia and on the 2012-2014 constitutional episode. In drafting their constitution between 2012 and 2014, Tunisians debated how they could continue to have a state "whose religion is Islam" while shaping a democracy for the first time in their history. Malika Zeghal examines how they constitutionalized these…Find out more »
The goal of this talk is to study the Afro Arab relations within the context of dominant jihadist narratives and the nature of their appeal in the African space. All these Islamist ideologies are based on a peculiar Salafi Radicalism that aimed to transform the state and society by methods of preaching and violence. Therefore, studying and analyzing the principles of the Salafist discourse as a political project helps us to understand its points strengths and weaknesses. In addition,…Find out more »
As part of the conference on Food and Middle Eastern Diaspora, the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is co-hosting with Sitti Restaurant a dinner, reading and conversation with renowned Arab American author Diana Abu Jaber. Diana will read short selections from her writing and talk about how food fits into her literary work and identity as an Arab-American. Cost: $35 per person. RSVP Required (Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation). For more information, please visit here or contact Ms. Kristen Porter: email@example.com.…Find out more »
As part of the conference on Food and Middle Eastern Diaspora, the Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies is co-hosting with Neo Monde Restaurant a dinner, reading and conversation with renowned Lebanese American food writer, Barbara Massaad. Cost: $25 per person. RSVP Required (Due to the limited availability of seats, early registration is strongly recommended to ensure your participation). For more information, please contact Ms. Kristen Porter: firstname.lastname@example.org. Presented by Neomonde Restaurant, Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies, Center for Regional Food Studies, and Empire Eats. Neomonde Restaurant…Find out more »
Join Professor Nadia Yaqub (Department of Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill) for a book talk on "Bad Girls of the Arab World." This interdisciplinary collection of writings by and about Arab women is the first that focuses explicitly on Arab women’s often-fraught engagement with the boundaries that shape their lives in the twenty-first century. A light lunch will be served. For more information, please contact email@example.com. This event is part of the Carolina Seminar on Middle East Studies, sponsored by the Carolina…Find out more »
Older systems and methods of international diplomacy are giving way to a growing populist disdain for careful diplomatic negotiations. Complex problems are often reduced to superficial statements in the mass media or to simple tweets that ignore the history of past events. What has happened to the traditions of global diplomacy? This seminar will examine this question through the perspectives of leading historians and public policy scholars who will analyze past diplomatic strategies as well as recent changes in transnational…Find out more »