Upcoming Events

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 5:15pm to 6:45pm
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery
For the secular citizen-artist of our times, is the inheritance of the twentieth century a burden to be overcome, or a gift to be embraced? Iconic Interruptions explores this question with the help of some select works of Indian artist Gigi Scaria who lives and works in New Delhi. Over the past two... Read More »
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 8:30am
Friedl - Fredric Jameson Gallery
It has become something of an academic fashion in the last decade or so to bring China and India, these two "Asian" giants and fast-growing global economies, into the same comparative framework. These acts of comparison have generally focused on politics and economics, and especially international... Read More »
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 - Ahmadieh Family Lecture Hall
The importance of place and memory in preserving a people's history are crucial to Diana Allan's illuminating documentary. "Still Life" examines the role that a series of personal photos that survived the 1948 displacement play in the life of Said Ismael Otruk, an elderly Palestinian from Acre now... Read More »
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Westbrook 0014
In this panel discussion about the publication of the second edition of The Jewish Annotated New Testament, editors Marc Brettler, Bernice and Morton Lerner Professor of Judaic Studies at Duke University and Amy-Jill Levine, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and... Read More »
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center Room 240 -- Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall
Within the hybrid, multicultural landscape of American religious life, Cyberspace offers tech-savvy Muslims an alternative platform for narratives and networking, piety and performance. Since the adoption of the printing press, Sufis have demonstrated a remarkable ability to adopt and adapt to... Read More »
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm
West Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
A lecture by Prof. Brett Wilson (CEU). Increasing state control over religious institutions has played a pivotal role in modernization projects in Turkey dating back to the early nineteenth century. In 1925, the Turkish state abolished Sufi orders (mystical brotherhoods) and shuttered their lodges... Read More »
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
West Duke 101 - Ahmadieh Family Conference Room
The Duke Human Rights Center at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, along with the Duke Islamic Studies Center, host its second event Oct. 11 as part of the "American Muslims, Civil and Human Rights" series, which examines the current human rights crisis for Muslims in the U.S. Khaled Beydoun,... Read More »
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Rubenstein Library Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room 153
America's inability to stop North Korea's long march to the attainment of nuclear weapons proves that they were never crucial to its security in the first place. As the regime's own propaganda has made clear for decades, it arms with a view to decoupling South Korea and the United States, forcing... Read More »
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Perkins Library 217
Join Trita Parsi, Omid Safi, and Bruce Jentleson as they discuss the US, Iran & the nuclear issue: sanctions versus diplomacy. Free and open to the public. Trita Parsi's newest book "Losing an Enemy: Obama, Iran, and the Triumph of Diplomacy" will be available for purchase and signing.Trita... Read More »
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lilly Library
Why Did Matteo Ricci of the Society of Jesus lie about the Muslims of China why did he do it? This talk presents and discusses a passage in one of Matteo Ricci's earliest reports on China in which he describes the Muslims of the city of Canton. I will analyze the passage against the broader context... Read More »