2011 LECTURE SERIES
April 4-8, 2011

4th Annual Week of Islamic Art and Culture

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Pictorial Mosque Exhibition
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Dolan Gallery
Including pictures of mosques from around the world and
“Traditional Costumes” from some Islamic countries
Sponsored by the Muslim Student Society at JCU

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Donahue Auditorium

Dale Eikelman, Ph.D.

Lecture: Mainstreaming Islam:
Taking Charge of the Faith
Reception BEFORE the lecture
at 6 p.m. Dolan Atrium —
Sponsored by the Niagara Foundation, Cleveland Chapter,
Dale F. Eickelman is Ralph and Richard
Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and
Human Relations at Dartmouth College.
He joined the Dartmouth faculty in
1989. He has conducted long-term field
research in North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, focusing
especially on religion, politics, and education, and regularly
visits the Middle East. His books include Muslim Politics,
co-authored with James Piscatori (new edition, 2004); The
Middle East and Central Asia, 4th ed. (2002); and Knowledge
and Power in Morocco (1985). His recent edited books include
Public Islam and the Common Good (co-edited with Armando
Salvatore, 2004); and New Media in the Muslim World (coedited
with Jon Anderson, 2nd ed. 2003). Several of his books
and articles have been translated into Arabic. He is a former
President of the Middle East Studies Association and currently
coordinates the American University of Kuwait—Dartmouth
College project, involved in the development of Kuwait’s first
private liberal arts university. As a 2009-2011 Carnegie Fellow
he is working on a project entitled “Mainstreaming Islam:
Taking Charge of the Faith.”

Wednesday, April 6 and Friday, April 8, 2011
6 – 7 p.m. Dolan Gallery
Sufi Music

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Donahue Auditorium
“Inside Islam: What a Billion Muslims
Really Think”

Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 7 p.m.
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Donahue Auditorium
“Inside Mecca”

2010 LECTURE SERIES
Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 7 p.m.
Dolan Center for Science and Technology, Donahue Auditorium

John O. Voll, Ph.D.                                                                            

Lecture: Islamic Movements and New Media

New media of communication at the beginning of the 21st century shape
religious movements. This lecture will examine the diverse Muslim groups, ranging from non-political televangelists to networks of militant extremists, which utilize new media to present their messages. The impact and long-term significance of these new-style movements will be discussed.

John Voll is Professor of Islamic History and Associate Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He is a specialist in modern Islamic history and the author of Islam: Continuity and Change in the Modern World and
a number of other books and numerous articles. He is a past president of the Middle East Studies Association and has done research on Islamic movements in sub-Saharan Africa and southeast Asia as well as in the Middle East. At Georgetown University, he teaches courses on Islamic
movements and modern Muslim thought.

FALL 2009 LECTURE SERIES

December 3, 2009
Mustansir Mir, Ph.D., Abraham in the Qur’an
7 p.m. in the Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public.

November 4, 2009
Bruce Lawrence, Ph.D., The Politics of Islam: Minority Perspectives of Africa & Asia
7 p.m. in the LSC Conference Room, D. J. Lombardo Student Center. Free and open to the public.

April 23, 2009:
Ebrahim Moosa, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University:
The Ethics and Politics of Love in Islam
7:30 p.m. in the Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public.

March 19, 2009:
Daniel Martin Varisco, Ph.D., Chair of Anthropology and Director of Middle Eastern and Central Asia Studies at Hofstra University:
American Muslims and Islamophobia
7:30 p.m. in the Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public.

September 18, 2008:
Michael Sells, Ph.D., professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Chicago:
Within Us, Between Us, and Without Us: America, Islam, and Religious Militancy in the World Today.
7 p.m., Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public.

 

October 9, 2008:
Abdulaziz Sachedina, Ph.D., Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Virginia: Religious Pluralism: A Challenge to Islam in Dealing with Human Rights. 7:30 p.m., Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public.

 

November 20, 2008
Carl Ernst, Ph.D., Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: “Sufism, Islam and Globalization”.
7 p.m., Donahue Auditorium, Dolan Science Center. Free and open to the public.

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