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Muslim Diaspora Communities

Organized by CNES alumnus Samy Swayd (PhD, Islamic Studies, 1993), this course provides an overview of Muslim diaspora communities in Europe and North America and features guest lecturers each week.

April 3, Introduction to the Course, Samy Swayd, San Diego State University

April 10, "Islam and Political Modernity: Some Considerations," Michael Thompson, William Paterson University

April 17, "Redefining Islam in the Post-9/11 West," Rima Berns-McGown, University of Toronto

April 24, "Symbolic Politics or the Europeanization of Islam?  Lobbying for Muslim Interest in the European Union," Melissa A. Parker, University of Pittsburgh

May 1, "Anti-Immigrant Sentiments in Holland," Anja van Heelsum, Universiteit van Amsterdam

May 8, "Islamic Education and Madrasas in the UK and the US," Peter Mandaville, George Mason University

May 15, "Muslims In Europe," Riva Kastoryano, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris

May 22, "Cultivating a Wholesome Body: Islam in the German Gym Class," Kathy Ewing, Duke University

June 5, "Muslim American Literature," Mohja Kahf, University of Arkansas

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