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For those who wish to publicize their event on our Center’s listserv, please send your event’s information to Shai Tamari ( in the format presented below, which should include:

  • Title of event
  • Date
  • Location
  • Description of event
  • Contact details for more information, website’s URL, and/or Facebook page
  • List of cosponsors
  • Image related to event

Examples of previously publicized events:

Do Windmills and Minarets Go Together? “Turkish” Mosques and “Dutch” Muslims

4 April 2012
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005

Islam in the Global Context Speaker Series presents “Do Windmills and Minarets Go Together? “Turkish” Mosques and “Dutch” Muslims,” a lecture by Murat Es, a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at UNC-CH.  This talk will discuss the accommodation of Muslim claims to difference in Europe through the construction and uses of mosques.  Murat will specifically focus on the mosques controlled by immigrants and citizens of ‘Turkish’ background in the Netherlands.  The talk will show the role of educational activities, mundane acts of socialization, and everyday encounters between ethnically and religiously diverse groups in constructing mosques as moral sites of belonging for transnational Turkish-Dutch communities.

Refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies.

Download the flyer for this event here or visit the event’s Facebook page.  For more information, please contact Rose Aslan (

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Prof. Thackston: “Autobiography, Memoirs, and Apotheosis: Histories of the Mughal Emperors of India”

26 March 2012
5:30-7:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, Room 1005, UNC-CH

Professor Wheeler M. Thackston presents the lecture, “Autobiography, Memoirs, and Apotheosis: Histories of the Mughal Emperors of India.” The first four emperors of Mughal India left unusual records of their reigns. In this talk, by the editor and translators of these autobiographies and memoirs, the emperors’ literary styles and historical value will be assessed.

Co-sponsored by Islamicate Graduate Student Association, Persian Studies Program, Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations, and Duke-UNC Consortium for Middle East Studies.

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Duke Conference – After Afghanistan: Where to From Here?

13-14 April
Duke Law School

Duke presents this year’s Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security conference, “After Afghanistan: Where to From Here?” Speakers at the conference include General Michael Hayden (USAF, Ret.), former director of the CIA; Mr. Will Gunn, General Counsel, Department of Veteran Affairs, and Dr. Mac Owens, Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College. A panel will focus on The Intersection of National Security Law Issues and International Business Enterprises. There will also be a presentation on the ethical issues of national security law practice.