Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Lectures on Politics and Current Events

Laurence Louër (Sciences Po) - "Shi'a and the State in the Gulf Monarchies"

 

Juan Cole (University of Michigan) - "Sectarianism or Class Conflict? The ISIL Crisis"

 

Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason University) - "The Future of Pluralism in Iraq"

 

Paul Lubeck (Johns Hopkins-SAIS) - "Explaining the Boko Haram Insurgency"

 

Dina Khoury (George Washington University) - "The Meanings of Martyrdom in Iraq"

 

Christopher Anzalone (McGill University) - "Historical Memory, Piety, and Politics: 'Sectarianization' of Syria's Civil War"

 

Roger Owen (Harvard University) - "The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life"

 

Jasser Auda (Qatar Foundation-Faculty of Islamic Studies, Center of Islamic Legislation and Ethics) - "The Arab Uprisings, Islam, and Equal Citizenship: Current Debates"

 

Carrie Rosefsky Wickham (Emory University) - "Islamist Movement Change in the Arab World"

 

Daniel Brumberg (United States Institute for Peace) - "Islamists and Identity Politics in the Arab Spring"

 

Hassan Abbas (National Defense University) - "Who Will Determine the Future of Pakistan: Extremists, Liberals, or the Military?"

 

Robert Crews (Stanford University) - "Cosmopolitanism and Religious Politics in Afghanistan"

 

Manal Omar (United States Institute for Peace) - "Barefoot in Baghdad"

 

Talha Kose (George Mason University) - "The Politics of Alevi Identiy in Turkey"

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