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
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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.
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.”
UNC professor Sahar Amer was interviewed by CNN about the recent burka ban in France.
The UNC Endeavors magazine features an article “Counting Terrorists” about undergraduate Jake Filip’s research with sociology professor Charles Kurzman on homegrown terrorism.
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
UNC Sociology Professor Charles Kurzman on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show discusses Congressional hearings on Muslims in the U.S.
The “Islamic Civilization and Muslim Networks” series at UNC Press has won an award from the American Institute of Pakistan Studies for its 2010 title Modernism and the Art of Muslim South Asia by Iftikhar Dadi. Read more about the … Continued
View pictures from the Center’s screening of the film “Budrus” on our Facebook page. Thanks to UNC student Spencer Bakalar for the wonderful photographs.
Annual Duke-UNC Conference: “Human Rights in Islam: The Politics of Cultural Translation,” February 24, 2011. Click here to watch footage.