Event Thursday - Contesting Muhammad: Contemporary Controversies in Historical Perspective

Sept. 10, 2018

CAS Event Thursday, September 13, 2018, 5pm Center for British and Irish Studies, Norlin Library, CU Boulder The Prophet’s life story has been told from the earliest days of Islam to the present, by both Muslims and non-Muslims, in myriad ways. Since the nineteenth century, hagiographic and polemical writings have...

CAS Brings Panel to Discuss the Crisis in the Middle East this Wednesday, November 11

Nov. 9, 2015

In light of the current crisis in the Middle East, the Center for Asian Studies is holding a panel discussion featuring four CU professors on "ISIS from Multiple Perspectives" on Wednesday, November 11 . Aun Hasan Ali : "Is ISIS Islamic?" Jeanne M. Nijhowne : "ISIS's War on the Past"...

Ali Abunimah to Come to CU on Wednesday, October 7, to Speak on "The Battle for Justice in Palestine"

Oct. 5, 2015

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to collaborate with the Departments of English, Ethnic Studies, Geography, History, and Political Science to bring Ali Abunimah to campus for a public lecture on "The Battle for Justice in Palestine" on Wednesday, October 7 . The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m...

Author Sayed Kashua is Coming to CU this Wednesday, September 30

Sept. 28, 2015

The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to help the Program in Jewish Studies bring Palestinian-Israeli author Sayed Kashua to CU for a talk on "The Foreign Mother Tongue: Writing between Arabic and Hebrew in Israel/Palestine" on Wednesday, September 30 . What does it mean to be "Palestinian-Israeli"? Kashua is...

Congratulations to Kelsey Thibdeau!

June 22, 2015

We would like to extend our congratulations to Kelsey Thibdeau for her recent selection for 2015-16 Fulbright Student Award to Jordan. Thibdeau is a graduate student in ethnomusicology in CU's College of Music, and is a past FLAS recipient through the Center for Asian Studies. She also was instrumental in...

Music, Cultural Heritage, and Syrian Peace Advocacy

Dec. 4, 2014

On September 29, 2014, renowned Syrian-American composer and pianist gave a lecture and concert at the college of music that highlighted artistic ways of engaging the on going conflicts in Syria. The event was sponsored by the Center for Asian Studies, with additional supporting funds from the College of Music,...

CU Anthropology Faculty Offers Keen Insight into Recent Developments in the Middle East

Oct. 17, 2014

Chris Hammons, CU Anthropology Instructor and regular contributor to Anthropology News , recently published a great article on the recent beheadings by the Islamic State, entitled "Beheaded: An Anthropology," in which he shows how we can understand these beheadings as part of the Islamic State's claim to statehood. Here are...

CU Welcomes Malek Jandali to Campus

Sept. 22, 2014

The CU community is pleased to welcome American-Syrian composer and pianist Malek Jandali to campus on Monday, September 29. Jandali, whose visit to CU includes both a lecture and an evening concert, uses his art to highligh the atrocities in the ongoing Syrian conflict, invoke the principles of human rights,...

Center for Asian Studies-Center for Media, Religion, and Culture Joint Initiative Gives Voice to Underrepresented Muslim Communities in the Mountain West Region

Dec. 26, 2013

Muslim communities in the United States, especially in the post-9.11 era, have figured prominently in studies on the Islamic diaspora – those of the big cities of the East and West coasts, that is. The subjects who have been all but excluded from this rich field of study are those...

The US and Prospects for Democracy in Iran

Oct. 28, 2013

Dr. Abbas Milani, director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University, will be coming to Boulder at the end of this week to give a talk on the US and the possibilities of democracy in Iran. We are at a critical juncture in the troubled history of US-Iran relations and the...

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