Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies


Development, Health and Reproductive Rights: A Case Study in Afghanistan by Taraneh Salke

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 4:30pm

Taraneh Salke

Taraneh Salke is the founder and executive director of Family Health Alliance (FHA), a nonprofit organization focused on advancement of women's reproductive health and rights in resource poor environments (https://familyhealthalliance.org/). An advocate of global women's health and rights, she speaks extensively nationally and internationally (www.taranehsalke.com), about the importance of cultural sensitivity and relevance in implementing global development programs. Read more

Juan Ricardo Cole: The New Arabs

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Juan Cole

Juan Ricardo Cole is a public intellectual, prominent blogger and essayist, and the Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. For three decades, he has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. Read more

How Muslims Fight Back Islamic Extremism

Thursday, February 27, 2014 - 12:15pm

Karima Bennoune

A book talk by Karima Bennoune,  Professor of international Law, University of California, Davis. An international human-rights lawyer, professor and activist, Bennoune interviewed nearly 300 people from almost 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Mali to illuminate the inspiring stories of those who represent one of the best hopes for ending fundamentalist oppression worldwide.  Read more