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Dr. Diya Abdo, American Refuge book talk at the Greensboro History Museum

Diya Abdo

February 7, 2023 | 6:00 pm | Greensboro History Museum

Dr. Robert Wiley standing in front of a white board with green arabic

The Psychology of Written Language: Insights from Teaching and Studying Arabic

Dr. Robert Wiley, UNC Greensboro

October 25, 2022 | 5:30 PM | New Nursing Building, 1007 Walker Ave., Room 106

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Tevârîh-I Antakya: Legendary Chronicles of Antioch

Dr. Necati Alkan

October 13, 2022 | 3:00 PM | Zoom

stone bridge across river

Snapshots from Antioch

Dr. Asa Eger (History and Archaeology)

April 7, 2022 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | Zoom

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Africans in India: Siddis in the Global African Diaspora

Dr. Jazmin Graves and Dr. Omar Ali

October 19, 2021 | 6:00 pm | Zoom

Oil Money

Wight Book Talk: “Oil Money: Middle East Petrodollars and the Transformation of US Empire, 1967-1988”

David M. Wight, Visiting Assistant Professor, History, UNC Greensboro

September 30, 2021 | 5:30 PM | Zoom

Akbar Ahmed

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University

September 20, 2021 | 6:00 pm | Zoom

Banu Gökarıksel

Balconies, windows, and doorways: The architecture of living difference among Alevi and Sunni neighbors in urban Turkey

Banu Gökarıksel, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

March 1, 2021 | 5:00 pm | Zoom

Amina Wadud

Creating Islamic Feminism: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

dr. amina wadud, National Islamic University in Jogjakarta, Indonesia

February 3, 2021 | 7:00 pm | Zoom

Laila Lalami

Lunch and Learn with Author Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami

October 17, 2020 | 6:30 PM | Zoom

A Revolution of Their Own: The Ottoman Women’s Movement

Dr. Didem Havlıoğlu

October 6, 2020 | TBD |

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The Legacy of Fatima: Gender, Succession and Inheritance in Medieval Shi‘ism

Dr. Alyssa Gabbay, UNCG, Associate Professor

September 17, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm | Zoom

Trio Kativar

Canceled – Trio Kativar: Traditional Sephardic Songs

March 30, 2020 | 7:30 pm | Tew Recital Hall, UNCG School of Music

Image of Fatima

Canceled – The Legacy of Fatima: Gender, Succession and Inheritance in Medieval Shi‘ism

Dr. Alyssa Gabbay, UNCG

March 25, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Maple Room EUC

New Muslim Cool

New Muslim Cool

Dean Omar Ali, Lloyd International Honors College

November 14, 2019 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | Curry Auditorium

Florence Martin

‘Women Outside Their Apartments: A Moroccan Feminist’s Cinematic Vision

Dr. Florence Martin, Goucher College

October 8, 2019 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Faculty Center

‘Unintelligible Babel’: How Enslaved Muslims Used Arabic to Pursue Freedom in Early America

Ayla Amon, Smithsonian Institution

September 10, 2019 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Faculty Center

Birds Who Sing in Many Trees: Sufi Singers and the Retuning of Moroccan Islam

Philip Murphy

April 18, 2019 | 5:30pm - 6:30pm | Faculty Center

Islam and the Blues

Dr. Sylviane Diouf

April 9, 2019 | 11:00am - 12:15pm | Alexander Room, EUC

“Excavating a Museum: The 1930s Princeton University Antioch Project”

Dr. Asa Eger

March 20, 2019 | 5:30-6:30 pm | Graham 307

Viral Populism: Antisemitism & Islamophobia in the Era of Mass Migration

Dr. Dorian Bell

February 25, 2019 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Maple Room, EUC

What Does the Qur’an Teach Muslims About Jews?

Dr. Riffat Hassan

November 13, 2018 | 7pm | Alumni House Virginia Dare Room

A Fairy Tale Read-A-Thon: Tales from the Arabic and Persian Traditions

Assorted Readers

November 2, 2018 | 3-4:30pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum

The Agony of Mosul Under ISIS.

Noor Ghazi

October 30, 2018 | 3:30pm - 5:00pm | TBD

Familiar Faces, Unexpected Places: A Global African Diaspora

September 4, 2018 | 6-8pm | International Civil Rights Center & Museum, 134 South Elm Street

UNCG Middle East Music Ensemble

April 20, 2018 | 11-12:30 pm | North Spencer Parlor

City of Men: A Masculine Topography of Pre-Modern Istanbul

Selim Kuru, NELC, University of Washington

April 19, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 pm | Faculty Center

Life on the First Muslim-Christian Border

Asa Eger, Department of History, UNCG

March 21, 2018 | 5:30-6:30 pm | EUC Maple Room

Screening Racialized France: Immigration, Discrimination, and Citizenship in Contemporary French Cinema

Dr. Cybelle McFadden, This year's Linda Arnold Carlisle Faculty Research Award Winner

March 14, 2018 | | Maple Room (EUC)

Building Community: Immigrants + Refugees in the Triad

Suja Sawafta

February 22, 2018 | 6:30-7:30 pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum Auditorium

Abraham’s Discovery of God in Islamic and Jewish Narratives

Shari L. Lowin, (Professor of Islamic and Jewish Studies in the Religious Studies Department at Stonehill College)

November 9, 2017 | 7pm | Claxton Room, EUC

International Human Rights Film Series

October 12, 2017 | | SOEB 120

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Saba Taj, artist

September 28, 2017 | 5:00-6:00pm with reception to follow. | The Gatewood Gallery at the School of Art

Protest and Resistance in Iraq and Iran

September 19, 2017 | 5-6pm | EUC Maple Room

Locality, Genre, and Muslim Belonging in South Asia

September 15, 2017 | | Reynolda House Museum of American Art at Wake Forest University

Transcultural and Multiconfessional Connections in the First Global Age: Interactions Between the Portuguese Overseas Empire and the Islamic World.

Dr. Amélia Polónia da Silva, Visiting Scholar on Erasmus Exchange from Universidad de Porto.

November 16, 2016 | 4-5pm | Ferguson 100

Malik Ambar: Power and Slavery across the Indian Ocean

Dr. Omar Ali

October 4, 2016 | 5:30-7:30pm | EUC Kirkland Room

African Muslims and Southern Slavery: Omar Ibn Said of West Africa and North Carolina

Dr. Sylviane Diouf, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library

September 20, 2016 | 11am | Faculty Center

Cairo in One Breath

Anna Kipervaser, director

September 8, 2016 | 2-4pm | EUC Auditorium

America & Islam: Quest for Justice in a Turbulent World

Dr. Omid Safi (Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center, Duke University)

April 13, 2016 | 5:00-6:00pm | EUC Maple Room

Muharram and Modernity in Ladakh: Negotiating a Shi’i identity in an Indo-Himalayan Borderland

Rohit Singh, Visiting Assistant Professor, Religious Studies

April 11, 2016 | 5:30-6:30pm | McIver 140

Representing Muslims in German Literature and Film

Dr. Brooke Kreitinger (Languages, Literatures, and Cultures)

March 23, 2016 | 5:30-6:30pm | School of Education Building, SOEB 118

Islam and the Indian Ocean: From Fatimid Egypt to India’s Deccan

Dr. Omar Ali, Eric Johnson, Carley Burroughs

January 27, 2016 | 4:30-5:30pm | EUC Dogwood Room

A Separation

Dr. Alyssa Gabbay, Religious Studies

November 5, 2015 | 6-8:30pm | Graham 212

Persian Calligraphy Workshop and Performance

Majid Roohafza

October 29, 2015 | 4-6pm | Graham 424

The Sufi and the Courtier: Shrines and Shrine Culture in Mughal Delhi

Dr. Chanchal Dadlani, Assistant Professor, Islamic Art and Architecture, South Asian Art and Architecture, Wake Forest College

October 1, 2015 | 4:30-6:00pm | Curry 225

The Manuscripts of Timbuktu

Dr. Colleen Krieger (History, UNCG), Dr. Conchita Ndege (History, A&T), and professors from Guilford College

April 15, 2015 | 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m | General Classroom Building Auditorium, A-218, at Guilford College

Race & Islam in China

Dr. Zhihong Chen (Assistant Professor of Chinese History at Guilford College)

April 15, 2015 | 5-6 pm | MHRA Building, Room 1214

Confronting Islamophobia: Starting the Conversation

Amer Ahmed (Hip Hop Activist, Scholar, Diversity Consultant, and Swarthmore College Dean of the Sophomore Class)

April 13, 2015 | 7pm | School of Education Building, Room 114

Structure and Qur’anic Interpretation

Dr. Raymond Farrin (Associate Professor of Arabic at the American University of Kuwait)

April 9, 2015 | 5-6 pm | Foust Building (Department of Religious Studies), Room 111

City of Borders

Dr. Asa Eger (History) & Dr. Derek Krueger (Religious Studies)

March 26, 2015 | 6:30-8pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum

Creating Community Together in the Face of Tragedy

Dr. Omar Ali

February 12, 2015 | 6 pm | School of Education Building, Room 114

Zones of Contention: After the Green Line

February 7, 2015 | On February 7th, public opening reception: 7-8:30pm | Weatherspoon Art Museum

Muslim Women’s Diverse Reform Methods: the New Millennium

Dr. Amina Wadud

February 3, 2015 | 5:00-6:00pm | Carnegie Room, Hege Library, Guilford College

Palestine and Academic Freedom in the American Imagination

Steven Salaita

February 3, 2015 | 7:00-8:00pm | Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium, Frank Family Science Center, Guilford College

Tinghir-Jerusalem: Echoes from the Mellah

Ellen Haskell and Asa Eger

October 23, 2014 | 6:30-8:30pm | Ferguson 100

Double Vision – Perspectives from Palestine

Todd Drake

October 22, 2014 | | Founders Hall, Guilford College

The Here and Now

October 5, 2014 | 3:30-5:30 pm | Aycock Auditorium

ISIS: A Long-Ignored or Emerging Problem?

Dr. Ali Askerov (Conflict and Peace Studies)

September 18, 2014 | 5-6 pm | Curry Auditorium 225

Lebanon and the Changing Face of the Levant

Dr. Maren Milligan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Davidson College

April 9, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Curry Auditorium

Beyond the Usual Crises: Tectonic Shifts in the Middle East

Dr. Jerry Pubantz, Professor of Political Science, UNCG

March 27, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Curry Auditorium

The Journey of Turkish Music from the Ottoman Empire to the Present

March 19, 2014 | 7:30 pm | Organ Hall at the School of Music - Free and open to the public

Islamophobia in America

Dr. Carl W. Ernst (Dept. of Religious Studies, UNC Chapel Hill)

March 17, 2014 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Auditorium, EUC

In This Skin.

Dr. Sahar Amer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

November 7, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. | Center for Creative Writing in the Arts, 127 McIver Street (Just opposite the McIver Parking Deck)

Faith, Fear, and Freedom.

Dr. Omar Ali, UNCG

October 24, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. | Curry 225

Relations between Syriac Christians and Muslims in the Early Islamic Period

Dr. Cynthia Villagomez (Dept. of Social Sciences, Winston-Salem State University)

September 26, 2013 | 4:30 p.m. | Curry 225

Slavery and Emancipation in Late 19th Century Sudan

Dr. Kim Searcy (Loyola University Chicago)

April 1, 2013 | 5-6 PM | Curry 225