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Events Calendar


2021- 2022

Afghanistan Symposium 1
Afghanistan Symposium 2


2020- 2021

October 29, 2020
“What Did Ibn Taimiyyah Have Against Alchemy”, Dr. Alexandre Roberts

November 16, 2020
“Islamic Art on the Margins”: A Conversation between Sana Mirza and Imran bin Tajudeen

February 10, 2021
“Histories of Dress: Fashioning Identities in West Africa and US”, Kayla Renee Wheeler and Jody Benjamin

March 18, 2021
“Islam and Diversity in Contemporary Indonesia”, MEIS and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Dr. Muhamad Ali and other contributors to the Special Issue, Journal the Muslim World, discussant Dr. Nelly van Doorn Harder

April 31, 2021
“The Arab Winter”, Dr. Noah Feldman, Moderator: Dr. Michael Alexander and Dr. Muhamad Ali   


October 24, 2019
From the Mediterranean to the Middle East: An Evening of Classical Guitar Concert with Professor Lily Afshar


May 24, 2019
Mediterranean Encounters Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar

May 9, 2019
Sholeh Wolpe, From Attar’s Sufi Allegory to Farrokhzad’s Sinful Poetry: The Art of Translation

April 2019
Fariba Zarinebaf, Mediterranean Encounters, Trade and Pluralism in Early Modern Galata, A Book Presentation


May 31, 2017
Vjeran Kursar ( University of Zaghreb), Roman Catholics under Ottoman Muslim Rule in Bosnia

May 31, 2017
Tickling Giants followed by discussion with Professor Sherine Hafez
2:15pm, INTS 1128


June 2, 2016
Meis End of Year Party, 3:00-5:00, INTS 1113

April 25, 2016
Professor Nile Green ( UCLA), Europe's First Muslim Students: Six Iranians in the Scientific Revolution, 3:30-5:00 Pm, Ints 1113

January 27, 2016
Brian A. Catlos, University of Colorado
Infidels or Brothers? Integration and Marginalization of European Muslims in the Pre-Modern Era
Commentary by: Provost D'Anieri, Randolph Head ( History), John Ganim ( English)
1/27, 3:00- 5:00, INTS, 1113

January 14, 2016
Examining Islamophobia
Sherine Hafez, Muhammad Ali, Khanum Shaykh, Azza Basaruddin, Shahab Malik, Ruhi Khan, Jeff Sacks, Ben Liu, Erith Jaffe- Berg, Fariba Zarinebaf, and Middle East Student Center

November 2, 2015
The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Panel Discussion
Selin Yildiz ( President of Glocally Connected); Sherry MacKay, (Director, Glocally Connected); Leen Kawas, (Graduate student from Syria, Comparative Literature)


Laila Lalami, The Moor's Account, History into Story, May 18, 5:00-6:30 ( HMNSS 1500)

Jeff Sacks, Iteration of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetics of Form, Al-Shidyaq to Darwish, Comments by David Lloyd, May 7, 3:45-5:30, History Library

Brian Catlos ( University of Colorado), Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, February 19, 3-4:30, INTS 1113

Sinan Ciddi ( Institute for Turkish Studies and Georgetown University), Turkey's Impasse, Dissidence, Elections, and the Struggle for political Legitimacy, February 6, 3-00-4:39, INTS 1113


May 8
Erith Jaffe-Berg ( Ucr, theater), Minority Theater in Early Modern Italy: Between Exchange and Taxation.

March 13
Fariba Zarinebaf and Sholeh Wolpe, Memory and Writing by Iranian Women

February 12
Afternoon Tea Series; 2:00- 3:30, History Library ( HMNSS 1200)

Ruhi Khan ( Media and Cultural Studies), Muslim Youth in India


May 27
Nenad Moacnin, Zaghreb University: Ottoman Balkans in the Eighteenth Century, Demography & Taxation, HMNSS 1303, 2:45-4:00

May 25
Susan Ossman,Research Notes on a Revolution in Process in Tunisia, INTN 1113

March 3
Shole Wolpe, "I Sinned:" Gender, Sexuality and Memory in the Poetry of Iranian Women; Time 11-12:30; HMNSS 1500.

February 23
Reza Aslan, Is America Islamophobic?

January 6
Andrew Wachtel (President of American University in central Asia), From Supranational to National-Lessons from the Balkans or Central Asia