Events


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
10
Date:
Tuesday, 10 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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MARYAM MOHIUDDIN AHMED

Maryam is the Director of the Social Innovation Lab at LUMS, which houses a Social Enterprise incubator called 'The Hatchery' and also offers courses on social justice, social innovation, human centered design and social enterprise. Additionally, Maryam co-founded a magazine and platform called 'Literaty Pakistan.' Maryam lives in Lahore and holds a LL.M. degree from University of California, Berkeley.

 

OCT
13
Date:
Friday, 13 Oct 2017
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
155 Baker Hall
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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"Hospitality, Food and Power: a Comparative Perspective"

This presentation will deconstruct the Euro-American ethnographic imagining of the production of power through hospitality and sharing of food as an exotic and uniquely tribal cultural feature--especially among the Pashtun tribes straddling the Durand Line.
 
M. Jamil Hanifi, Ph. D.is Adjunct Research Professor of Anthropology

 

Sponsored by the Anthropology Department and MSU Muslim Studies Program

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.

OCT
25
Date:
Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
4th Floor, MSU Library, Green Room
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Journeys Book Discussion

of X: A Novel

by 

discussion led by Austin Jackson

Cowritten by Malcolm X's daughter, this riveting and revealing novel follows the formative years of the man whose words and actions shook the world.

follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

Ilyasah Shabazz, third daughter of Malcolm X, is an activist, producer, motivational speaker, and the author of the critically acclaimed Growing Up X and the picture book Malcolm Little: The Boy Who Grew Up to Become Malcolm X. She lives in Westchester County, New York.

NOV
1
Date:
Wednesday, 01 Nov 2017
Time:
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells B-119
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Screening of Junction 48 and conversation with Tamer Nafar, Palestinian Israeli rap singer and star of the film
—Introduction and discussion led by Marc Bernstein

Junction 48 description:

Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian rapper Kareem and his singer girlfriend Manar struggle, love and make music in their crime-ridden ghetto and Tel Aviv's hip-hop club scene.
Stars: Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara

NOV
2
Date:
Thursday, 02 Nov 2017
Time:
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center and Wells B-243
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Morning session

8:30-12 noon in International Center 303

Key Note Presentation:                                             9:30–10:30 a.m.

Dr. Salam Diab, Director of Center for Oriental Studies, Grenoble Alpes University (France), "Lexicon in the Arabic Press between Archaism and Neologism: The Islamic lexicon as an Example" (Translation: Nicholas Bruckman, French Program, MSU)  —Comments by Dr. Camelia Suleiman, Arabic Studies, MSU, "Arabic between the Anglophone and the Francophone Spheres"

Panel I: Visualizing Arabic                                         10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Moderator, Dr. Safoi Babana-Hampton (French Program, MSU)

Dr. Salah Hassan, Department of English, MSU, "Renoir in Algeria: Art and Colonialism"

Dr. Eswaran Pillai, Department of English and Film Studies, MSU, "Diaspora and the Cinema"

Dr. Marc S. Bernstein, Hebrew Program, MSU. "Tamer Nafar and the Politics of Arabic Rap in Israel"

Afternoon session

12:00-6:30 in Wells B-243

Guest Speaker presentation:            Wells B-243                 1:15–2:15 p.m.

Dr. Abdenbi Lachkar, Arabic Studies, University of Montpelier, "Uses of Languages and Cultures in the Moroccan Arabic Media: Diversity, Hybridity and Borders" (Translation: Nicholas Bruckman, French Program, MSU)

Dr. Ahmad Ayyad, Al-Quds University, "Contesting Palestinian and Israeli Narratives in Translation".

Panel II: The Arabic Legacy in Spain and Italy          Wells B-243     2:30–4:30 p.m.
Moderator, Chantal Tetreault (Department of Anthropology, MSU.)

Dr. Nancy Marino (Spanish Program, MSU) "The Arabic Legacy in Spain"

Dr. Roberto Dainotto (Duke University) "The impact of the Algerian War on Southern Italy"

Dr. Joseph Francese (Italian Program, MSU) "Giufà and the Sicilian Writer Leonardo Sciascia"

NOV
3
Date:
Friday, 03 Nov 2017
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location:
Wells B-342
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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November 3   Wells B-342

Coffee                                                                         9:00–9:30 a.m.

Panel III: Challenges of Pedagogy and Translation 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Moderator, Dr. Suzanne Wagner(Linguistics Program, MSU)

Dr. Sandro Barros, School of Education, MSU. "The Culture of Monolingualism and the Training of Arabic Teachers in the U.S.: New Solutions to Old Dilemmas"

Dr. Ayman Mohamed, Arabic Studies, MSU, "Dilemmas of teaching Arabic Vocabulary to Non-natives: Between Neologism and Archaism"

Dr. Russell Lucas, Global Studies Program, MSU, "Lost in Translation: Public Opinion Surveys in the Arab Gulf"

Coffee Break: 11:00-11:15 a.m.

Round Table Discussion II      Wells B-342                11:15 a.m.–12:15 noon

Participants with Dr. Cheng-Wei Lin (Arabic Program, MSU to talk about corpus linguistics and Arabic)

Organizers' Closing Remarks                                     12:15–12:30 

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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Muslims at the Movies in Colonial Tanzania:

or how history reminds us that there is more to Islam

than what makes the headlines

Professor Laura Fair is the author of the recently-published 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.