Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies

Events

United States and an Imploding Middle East: Where to from Here? A public lecture by Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 2:00pm to 3:15pm

Mehrzad Boroujerdi

Mehrzad Boroujerdi is Professor of Political Science and O’Hanley Faculty Scholar at Syracuse University. He is currently a Fellow of the American Council on Education in residence at California State University, Northridge as well as a visiting scholar at UCLA’s Center for Near Eastern Studies. Dr. Boroujerdi’s research centers on intellectual and political history of modern Iran. Read more

Muslim China: Perils and Prospects of the New Silk Road

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Dr. Dru Gladney

Presented by Dr. Dru Gladney, Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College. This talk examines China’s important move West under President Xi Jinping’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative. In the context of building a “New Silk Road”, the talk examines China’s growing connections with the Middle East and the increasing importance of Muslim minorities in China. How will China’s own 21 million Muslims be affected by these changing relationships? This talk also examines the role of global social media and Western scholarship 

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Screening: 7 Days in Syria

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm

7 Days in Syria

The documentary 7 Days in Syria shines a light on one of the largest humanitarian disasters of the 21st Century – an ongoing, 6-year war that has killed an estimated 400,000 people and displaced more than half of Syria’s population. Read more

States, Exclusion, and the Politics of Identity

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

States, Exclusion, and the Politics of Identity

Joe Wiltberger, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Central American Studies, CSUN "Latinx Immigration in a Climate of Uncertainty"; Azza Basarudin, Lecturer, Dept. of Gender & Women’s Studies, UCLA & CSUN “Feminists contesting the State and Moderate Islam in Malaysia”; Ibrahim al Sultan, Graduate student in Mass Communication, Journalism, CSUN “Stateless people living in Kuwait”; Nayereh Tohidi, Professor of GWS and Director of MEIS “Navigating Islamist Extremism & Islamophobia in Iran and the US.”

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