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Thursday, April 23, 2009
Bard College to Host Lecture on Gender Equality in Islam on Thursday, April 23Olin, Room 205 ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, NY — On Thursday, April 23, Nina Nurmila, a Fulbright Visiting Professor at the University of Redlands in California, will speak at Bard College. Her talk, “Gender Equality in Islam,” is being by arranged by the South East Asian Studies Consortium of the Hudson Valley (SEASCOHV) and is supported by the Fulbright Foundation. The event is free and open to the public and takes place at 4:30 p.m. in room 205 of the Olin Humanities Building.
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Monday, April 6, 2009
Extending America's Hand to MuslimsObama and the Muslim World
Campus Center, Weis Cinema Professor Anouar Majid(New England University) In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama promised to “extend a hand” if Muslims are “willing to unclench [their] fist.” But can Obama’s policies break away from centuries of failed opportunities to understand Islam and Muslims in their own terms? In this talk, Anouar Majid will make an attempt to chart out a path of genuine and constructive dialogue, one that takes into account the pitfalls of both American and Muslims histories, the delusions of power on both sides, and the shortcomings of politics as usual.Anouar Majid is founding director of the Center for Global Humanities and Professor of English at the University in New England in Maine. His work has been profiled in the Bill Moyers Journal and in Al Jazeera's Date in Exile program, as well as by several national and international media organizations. His new book, We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades Against Islam and Other Minorities (2009), traces the ideological origins of the concept of minority to the long wars of Islam and Christianity in medieval Europe.