Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Join Professor Erda¿ Göknar in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies for our latest installment of Wednesdays at the Center. Professor Göknar will discuss the role of conspiracy as a literary, cultural and political force, with a comparative focus on contemporary Turkey and the Trump... Read More »
Thursday, September 6, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:30pm
Lilly Library
Religion, rebels, and jihad were redefined in the aftermath of the 1857 Rebellion in South Asia. What it meant to belong to a particular religion-specifically Islam-came to signify one's political leanings. In turn, religious concepts with long, multifaceted histories-specifically jihad-came to be... Read More »
Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
East Campus
DIDAR - Beholding the Beloved A Persian Sufi music performance featuring Amir Koushkani and Seemi Ghazi Richard White Auditorium Duke East Campus Free and open to the public Co-sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina, the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke... Read More »
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
Dr. Omid Safi will highlight his new book, Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition (Yale University Press, 2018). The collection brings together sayings from the Qur'an, Hadith and Hadith Qudsi, the poetry of Rumi, Sa'di, Hafez, and stories from 'Attar, Abu Sa'id-e Abi 'l-Khayr... Read More »
Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 8:00pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, von der Heyden Studio Theater
Amir ElSaffar is one of the United States' most inventive musicians. With his Two Rivers Ensemble, he plays trumpet, layering Middle Eastern melodies with jazz improvisation in search of tarab, or musical ecstasy. The son of an Iraqi immigrant father and an American mother, ElSaffar is also an... Read More »
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
The Jewish Studies Seminar welcomes Benjamin Braude for a paper entitled "Sanhedrin on the Sistine Ceiling: Challenging the Conventions of Western Civilization." Professor Braude (Boston College) teaches courses on the Middle East and on European-Middle Eastern relations. In addition to those... Read More »
Thursday, October 18, 2018 - 8:00pm
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Amir Mohamed el Khalifa, or the incisive rapper and elegant producer Oddisee, grew up in two worlds. The son of an African-American mother and a Sudanese father, he spent his weeks in affluent Maryland suburbs, and his weekends in tougher D.C. neighborhoods. To his Sudanese family, he was the... Read More »
Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
John Hope Franklin Center, Ahmadieh Family Conference Hall, Room 240
The Jewish Studies Seminar is proud to welcome Sara Lipton (Stonybrook University). Lipton's work focuses on religious identity and experience, Jewish-Christian relations, and art and culture in the high and later Middle Ages (11th-15th centuries). She is interested in the relationship between... Read More »