Events


SEP
8
Date:
Friday, 08 Sep 2017
Time:
3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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The Middle East and President Trump

Panel discussion featuring

Prof. Mohammad Ayoob, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of International Relations, MSU

Prof. Juan Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History, University of Michigan

Prof. Martha Olcott, James Madison College, MSU

Prof. Russell Lucas, Director, Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities, MSU

SEP
14
Date:
Thursday, 14 Sep 2017
Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location:
Lincoln Room, Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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James Madison College will be hosting a panel of leading scholars to examine the legacies of the end of British colonialism and the rupture of Partition for the region. The keynote speakers will be Rajmohan Gandhi, Ramachandra Guha, and Vazira Zamindar.

Rajmohan Gandhi is the author of more than a dozen books on India's history; he has served research professor at the University of Illinois' Center for South Asian and Middle East Studies, as professor of history at Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, and as Hannah Visiting Professor here at Michigan State University. 

Ramachandra Guha is a historian who has taught at Berkeley, Yale, Stanford, and the London School of Economics. He is the author or editor of more than 15 books on topics ranging from cricket to environmental politics to Indian political leadership and social history, including the trailblazing Unquiet Woods and award winning Corner of a Foreign Field and India after Gandhi. 

Vazira Zamindar is a professor of South Asian history at Brown University where she co-directs the South Asian Studies Program.  She is the author of The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia: Refugees, Boundaries, Histories as well as articles on the modern history of South Asia.

SEP
28
Date:
Thursday, 28 Sep 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
115 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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"American. Muslim." highlights stories of two prominent American Muslims.

Talat Hamdani is the mother of a 9/11 hero named M. Salman Hamdani, who ran toward the Twin Towers to save lives.

Richard "Mac" McKinney is a longtime US veteran. He went from hating Muslims to becoming president of his local mosque.

Q&A will follow presentations.

OCT
18
Date:
Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Spatializing Islam: Non-Muslim Minorities in Pakistan

Cara Cilano, Chair of the Department of English

Professor Cilano's research focuses on Pakistani literature as well as terrorism and literature. She is the lead Principal Investigator on a $1 million U.S. Department of State University Partnerships grant to link UNCW with the International Islamic University in Islamabad, Pakistan.

She's also a scholar of post-colonial and South Asian literature and served as coordinator of UNCW's Postcolonial Studies minor. An accomplished writer, Cilano has authored three books, eight book chapters, and six journal articles. She's also an editor of a collection of essays and has presented many conference papers.

NOV
1
Date:
Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Time:
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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As part of the Arabic Symposium, an Arabic-language movie will be shown.  Title to be determined.

NOV
2
Date:
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
NOV
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location:
201 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
NOV
8
Date:
Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Professor Laura Fair will discuss her recently released book, "Reel Pleasures: Cinema Audiences and Entrepreneurs in Twentieth-Century Urban Tanzania". 

Laura Fair is a historian of Tanzanian urban social, cultural and gendered history. Dr. Fair teaches a broad range of courses from surveys of pre-colonial and colonial Africa to graduate seminars on oral history theory, method and praxis. She also runs a 30 acre integrated organic farm featuring fruits, vegetables and pasture-raised chickens and sheep.

NOV
29
Date:
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law 

lecture presented by Mohammad Khalil

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Director, Muslim Studies Program

 

 

Biography

Mohammad Hassan Khalil is an associate professor of Religious Studies, an adjunct professor of Law, and Director of the Muslim Studies Program. Before returning to his hometown of East Lansing, Michigan, he was an assistant professor of Religion and visiting professor of Law at the University of Illinois. He specializes in Islamic thought and is author of Islam and the Fate of Others: The Salvation Question (Oxford University Press, 2012) and editor of Between Heaven and Hell: Islam, Salvation, and the Fate of Others (Oxford University Press, 2013). He has presented papers at various national and international conferences, and has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on various topics, from bioethics to early Islamic historiography to contemporary conversion narratives to soteriology to jihad.