Recent Lectures

The AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University had an eventful academic year, hosting a diverse range of guest lectures and events during the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. These events brought together esteemed scholars, practitioners, and thought leaders to share their expertise and perspectives on various topics related to global Islamic studies. 

Through its Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 guest lectures and events, The AbuSulayman Center for Global Islamic Studies fostered a vibrant intellectual community, providing opportunities for students, scholars, and the wider public to deepen their understanding of Islam's global significance and its multifaceted contributions to various fields of study.

Listed below is a collection of recent lectures and events, along with detailed descriptions, speaker profiles, and links to relevant resources.

Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 Lectures

  Shabana Mir  A Discussion of "Markets of Civilization: Islam and Racial Capitalism"
Muriam Haleh Davis University of California, Santa Cruz
March 29, 2023
Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad  Poetry in Praise of Prophetic Perfection: The West African Madih Tradition
Dr. Oludamini Ogunnaike University of Virginia
March 27, 2023
Gary R. Bunt  Islamic Ethics of Interpretive Jurisprudence
Dr. Abdulaziz Sachedina George Mason University
March 9, 2023 
Andrea Stanton God’s Other Book: The Qur’an Between History and IdeologyMohammad Salama George Mason University
March 1, 2023 
Marcia Hermansen Epigraphy and the Religious Landscape of late Pre-Islamic ArabiaAhmad Al-Jallad Sofia Chair of Arabic at the Ohio State University
February 22, 2023
Anna Piela   Hui and Uyghur in Modern China: Two Muslim GroupsMorris Rossabi
Columbia University
November 3, 2022
Günhan Börekçi Contemporary Moroccan Thought: Revisiting the Arab-Islamic Intellectual TraditionDr. Mohammed Hashas Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome
October 25, 2022 
Sofia Ali Khan Navigating White AmericaSofia Ali Khan Author and Lawyer
October 13, 20222