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February 2020

Conference: “Who Speaks for Islam? Approaches to Authority within the Academy and Beyond” – 17th Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Conference in Middle East and Islamic Studies

February 29, 2020
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  The 17th Annual Duke-UNC conference is the longest running graduate student Middle East & Islamic Studies conference in the country. This year’s conference “Who Speaks for Islam?: Approaches to Authority within the Academy and Beyond” will be held in Chapel Hill, NC on Saturday, February 29, 2020. In light of recent attempts at intimidation by the state, we are particularly interested in thinking through the politics of power. As such, we are seeking papers that interrogate questions of authority and…

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March 2020

Nowruz Celebration

March 19, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Wilson Library, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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  Student Research Forum at 1:00 p.m. Reception at 2:00 p.m. Lecture at 3:00 p.m.   Enjoy traditional refreshments in recognition of the Persian New Year. Program will feature student presentations and a talk, “The Last Iranian Americans? Bans, Sanctions, and Immigrant Disintegration,” by Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto.   Sponsored by the UNC Libraries, co-sponsored by the Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies.   Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly Room UNC Chapel Hill

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