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Newsletter 80
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Canada gov’t bid for ‘anti-Islamophobia’ motion stalls

February 17, 2017
An anti-Islamophobia motion proposed by the Canadian government stalled Thursday in Parliament and now awaits a new proposal next week from the opposition Conservative party...
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Americans Rate Religious Groups, and Most Gain, Including Muslims

February 15, 2017
A new survey has found that Americans are actually feeling warmer toward people in nearly every religious group — including Muslims — than they did 3 years ago. Muslims and atheists still...
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Australian school allows male Muslim pupils to refuse handshakes with women

February 20, 2017
An Australian school has adopted a policy allowing male Muslim students to refuse to shake hands with women. Principals at the Hurstville...
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DOCUMENTARIES

"Why Can't I be a SuShi?"

A Film Tackling the Sunni - Shia Conflict
A documentary by British-Iraqi director Hoda Yahya Elsoudani tackles the Sunni-Shia divide from the perspective of two young sisters. Raised in the UK, the 30-year-old filmmaker was born to Iraqi refugee parents fleeing war, and she has always been fascinated by issues pertaining to identity. Elsoudani self-identifies as a "Sushi" not because one parent is Sunni and the other Shia, she says both were "just Muslim," but in the sense that she does not want to be labeled as either.
This documentary follows the journey of two young journalists – Niamh (aged 10) and her sister Sofia (aged 8) as they try to wrap their heads around something serious...
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Courses & Conferences
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Islam: Faith and Culture

April 1, 2017 | Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford, UK
Instructor: Dr Basil Mustafa
The course aims to illuminate a variety of issues that underscore the vitality of Islam and its social impact. It provides a guide to understanding the role of Islam in private and public spheres using a variety of educational interactive means. The course aims to provide a sound basis for an informed discussion on a subject, which...
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Muslims in the UK and Europe

Call for Papers | Submission Deadline: March 13, 2017
The University of Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies invites applications from current Masters and PhD candidates to present their research on issues pertaining to Muslims in the UK & Europe, from any discipline. The postgraduate symposium will be a platform for students to present and...
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Workshop: “Affect in Dissent: Past and Present”

March 4-5, 2017 | UNC Chapel Hill, NC, USA
14th Annual Duke-UNC Islamic & Middle East Studies Graduate Student Workshop
Muslims have been in constant engagement with the changing material and social conditions of human experience. The conference will explore the multiple ways that Muslims have confronted...
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The Historical Development of Shi'ite Political Thought

Visiting Scholar Brown Bag Lecture Series
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies’ first Visiting Scholar Brown Bag Lecture of the semester was held on February 22, and Seyed Mohammad Ali Taghavi presented his lecture...
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Islamic Studies
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Middle East and Islamic Studies (George Mason's university)

George Mason’s program in Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) equips students with the tools and analytical skills for understanding major issues and debates in the study of the Middle East, Islam, and Muslim societies...
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