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Center's Spring 2015 Lecture Series Now Underway

The Ali Vural Ak Center's Spring 2015 Lecture Series features a distinguished lineup of scholars who will be presenting their research on a wide range of topics, including religious television programs in the Middle East, Islamic finance in Malaysia, the growth of Shi'ism in Senegal, and domestic violence.

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Mason Introduces Adult-Learning Course on Abrahamic Traditions

Professor Maria Dakake, Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Interim Co-Director of the Center for Global Islamic Studies, will team up with Professor Randi Rashkover, Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Director of Judaic Studies, to offer a 4-part course on the intersections between Islam, Judaism, and Christianity in April 2015.

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Prof. Mandaville to Advise State Dept. on Religion and Global Affairs

Professor Peter Mandaville has been appointed as a senior advisor to the special representative for religion and global affairs at the U.S. Department of State. “I’m looking forward to representing the university during this period of government service and sharing my experiences with students when I get back,” Mandaville says.

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