A public lecture by Juan Cole, University of Michigan
Juan R. I. Cole is Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on two contemporary phenomena: 1) Shiite Islam in Iraq and Iran and 2) the "jihadi" or "sacred-war" strain of Muslim radicalism, including al-Qaeda and the Taliban among other groups. His publications include Sacred Space and Holy War (2002); Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Baha'i Faith in the Nineteenth Century Middle East (1998); Colonialism and Revolution in the Middle East: Social and Cultural Origins of Egypt's `Urabi Movement (1993); Comparing Muslim Societies, ed. (1992); and Shi`ism and Social Protest (1986), among many others.
Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies
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