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MEIS Students Launch New Campus Organization and Website

MEIS Students Launch New Campus Organization and Website

Masters students in the Middle East and Islamic Studies program have organized the first club of its kind at Mason, the GMU Middle East Studies Students Association, and have now launched its website featuring the students' original articles and book reviews as well as faculty news and MESSA event announcements.

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Jonathan Brown Speaks at Mason for Islam Awareness Week

Jonathan Brown Speaks at Mason for Islam Awareness Week

As part of the Muslim Student Alliance's annual Islam Awareness Week and the Ali Vural Ak Center's Spring 2015 Lecture Series, Jonathan Brown (Georgetown University) visited Mason for a presentation on "Sharia Law and the Modern World", providing an overview of key concepts and terminology while also addressing the issues with commonly cited studies that reflect Muslims' diverse opinions on Sharia.

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Center's Spring 2015 Lecture Series Now Underway

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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