A program of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations,
with the generous support of the Carolina Seminars

2002-2003


2002: August, September, October, November, December
2003: January, February, March, April, May

Starred events are sponsored by the Seminar.
(Other events are recommended but not Seminar-sponsored.)

Maps and directions: UNC-CH, Duke, NCSU


August 15, 2002 - December 29, 2002: Exhibit: "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH. Hours Wed.-Sat. 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Sun. 1:00-5:00 p.m.

August 18, 2002: Daniel L. Pals, professor of history and religious studies, University of Miami in Coral Gables, "Sacred Ground and Common Ground: Toward an Understanding of Religious Pluralism in a World of Religious Tension." Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibit "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." 7:00 p.m., Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-CH.

August 19, 2002: "Approaching the Qur'an." Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH, Seminar Discussions for Incoming Students. 1:00-3:00 p.m. Various locations at UNC-CH.

 August 20-October 11, 2002: Exhibit: "African Trance Culture in Morocco: The Gnawa of Essaouira," by Durham artist Sarah Wolfe. Gallery, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH, 223 East Franklin Street. 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Mon.-Fri. (call 919-962-3094 for availability). Reception, Aug. 29, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

September 4, 2002: "Qur'anic Discussions: Kickoff Reception for Interested Persons." Muslim Students Association, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Campus Y Lobby, UNC-CH.

 September 5, 2002: Michael Sells, professor of religious studies, Haverford College, and author of Approaching the Qur'an (1999), "The Qur'an, Islam, and Religious Violence." 7:30 p.m., Hill Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH.

September 9-13, 2002: "September 11th in Historical, Political, Religious, and Social Context." A week of seminars at Fayetteville State University, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. each day.

Monday: Historical Context.
Tuesday: Political Context.
Wednesday: Comparative Religion.
Thursday: Cultural Variation in the Middle East.
Friday: Anti-War Teach-In.
September 10, 2002: "Approaching the Qur’an: The Campus Ministers’ Perspectives." Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium, 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH. Panelists:
  • Rev. Bob Phillips, Carolina Baptist Student Union
  • Rev. Mark Coulter, Lutheran Campus Ministry
  • Rabbi Sharon Mars, North Carolina Hillel
  • Rev. Jan Rivero, United Methodist Campus Ministry
  • Moderated by Robert Kirkpatrick, professor of English, UNC-CH, and chair of the 2002 Carolina Summer Reading Program Book Selection Committee
September 11, 2002: L. Bruce Laingen, president of American Academy of Diplomacy, Washington, D.C., and highest-ranking U.S. diplomat taken hostage in Iran in 1979, “Diplomacy in the Age of Terrorism.” 5:00-7:00 p.m., North Carolina State Capitol Building, 1 Edenton St., Raleigh, NC. Sponsored by the International Visitors Council and the Triangle World Affairs Council.

September 16, 2002: Sumit Ganguly, professor of Asian studies and government, University of Texas, "India, Pakistan, and the Kashmir Crisis." 5:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

September 16, 2002: "Kashmir: Past, Present, and Future." State Capitol Building, 1 Edenton St., Raleigh. 6:30-7:15 p.m., registration and dinner, Rotunda. 7:15-9:00 p.m., panel discussion, Old House Chamber. Sponsored by the Indian American Forum for Political Education and the Triangle World Affairs Council/International Visitors Council. Registration fee: $7.00, $5.00 for students. RSVP by September 12, 2002, to Ashok Tapadia, 919-846-6410. Panelists:

  • David Gilmartin, professor of history, North Carolina State University
  • Robert Moog, professor of political science, North Carolina State University
  • Grant Smith, U.S. ambassador to Tajikistan, 1995-1998, and deputy chief of mission in India, 1988-1991
 September 18, 2002: Joel Beinin, professor of Middle East history, Stanford University, and past president of the Middle East Studies Association, "Why the Oslo Peace Process Failed." 7:00 p.m., Love Auditorium, LSRC building, West Campus, Duke University. Sponsored by Duke Hiwar.

September 19 and 22, 2002: "Baran," Iran, 2001, 94 min. Passport International Film Series. Director: Majid Majidi. Cast: Hossein Mahjoub, Abbas Rahimi. The story of Lateef, a 17-year-old boy who lives in Teheran and works in the kitchen on a construction site. When he is replaced by Rahmet, and assigned to a much harder job, Lateef sets out to make Rahmet’s life miserable. He soon discovers a secret, and in keeping the secret, Lateef begins his journey to manhood and tolerance. Subtitled: Farsi, Dari. 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on September 19, 7:00 p.m. on September 22, Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center, North Carolina State University. Admission: $1.50 students, $2.00 others.

September 23, 2002: "Contemporary Security Challenges in Russia and Eurasia." First meeting of conference organizers. 5:15 p.m., Room 212, Graham Memorial, James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eastern European, and Eurasian Studies, UNC-CH. The conference will be based on these 5 thematic areas:

  • Military & international dimensions, including international efforts to fight against terrorism
  • Ethnic conflict & and anti-state militancy, including a focus on radical Islam
  • Economic reform & the challenges of globalization
  • Environmental problems & efforts at cross-border cooperation
  • Security of access to information
September 25, 2002: "Should the United States Attack Iraq?" 6:00-9:00 p.m., George Watts Hill Alumni Center, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Program in Peace, War and Defense and the General Alumni Association, UNC-CH.
  • From the Legal Perspective: A. Mark Weisburd, professor of law, UNC-CH
  • From the Perspective of American National Security: Mark Crescenzi, professor of political science, UNC-CH; and Richard H. Kohn, professor of history and chair of the curriculum in peace, war, and defense, UNC-CH
  • From the Perspective of American Public Opinion: James A. Stimson, professor of political science, UNC-CH
  • Implications for Iraq: Sarah D. Shields, professor of history, UNC-CH
  • Implications in Muslim Majority Countries: Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH
  • From the Moral and Ethical Perspective: Douglas MacLean, professor of philosophy, UNC-CH
  • Implications for American Foreign Relations: Michael H. Hunt, professor of history, UNC-CHM
September 27, 2002: Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, Introduction to Concert of Music and Concert of Music and Poetry, Fifth Annual Rumi Festival. 8:00 p.m., Carrboro Arts Center, 300-G East Main St., Carrboro. Tickets $15, students $10. Phone 919-929-2787.

 September 28, 2002: Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, Introduction to Zikr of the Whirling Dervishes, Fifth Annual Rumi Festival. 7:00 p.m., Great Hall, Carolina Student Union, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies.

September 30, 2002: Kanchan Chandra, professor of political science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Caste Politics in India." 6:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

 October 1, 2002: Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "Islam in America." Film showing followed by discussion. 7:00 p.m., Carolina Union Auditorium, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH.

October 2, 2002: Reception for "Faces of Afghanistan" photo exhibit. 4:00-6:00 p.m., Kresge Commons Room of the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence in Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH. Roy Buchanan, photographer and Director of Stop Hunger Now, will give a talk at the opening reception. Afghani cuisine will be provided by Bread and Kabob of Durham.

October 2, 2002: Itai Swirski, Israeli refusenik and a leader of Courage to Refuse. 7:30-9:00 p.m., UNC Hillel. Also October 3, 2002, 7:00 p.m., Freeman Center for Jewish Life, Duke University; and October 5, 2002, 7:30-10:30 p.m., Durham Arts Council, 120 Morris Street, Durham, including refreshments and music (donations requested). Co-sponsored by Jews for a Just Peace, North Carolina.

October 3 and 6, 2002: Film: "Kandahar / Safar-e Ghandehar," Iran, 2001, 85 min. Passport International Film Series. Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Cast: Niloufar Pazira, Hassan Tantai. A partially fictionalized documentary that illustrates the suffering of Afghan women under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in the year 2000. The film tells the story of a woman who returns to her native country to try to prevent her sister’s suicide. Subtitled: Farsi. 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on October 3, 7:00 p.m. on October 6, Campus Cinema, Witherspoon Student Center, North Carolina State University. Admission: $1.50 students, $2.00 others.

 October 5, 2002: Conference: "The Gnawa: African Trance Culture in Morocco." Project Coordinator: Sarah Wolfe. Sponsored by the UNC-CH University Center for International Studies, the Carolina Seminar on Comparative Islamic Studies, the Duke University Center for International Studies, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Making the Humanities Central, and the Mellon Foundation.

10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Symposium. Toy Lounge, 4th floor, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Speakers include:
  • Chouki El Hamel, professor of history, Arizona State University.
  • Deborah Kapchan, professor of anthropology, University of Texas at Austin.
  • Tim Fuson, doctoral candidate in music, University of California at Berkeley.
  • Karim Alaoui, Gnawa musician.
  • Mohamed Bachar, Gnawa musician.
7:00 p.m. Sout Al Ghorba, performance of Gnawa lila healing ceremony with music, dance, incense, colors, & trance. Nelson Music Room, East Campus, Duke University. Admission: $12.00.
October 6, 2002: Workshop: "Human Sacrifice in Ancient Mediterranean Religion and its Reflections in Modernity." Organized by Yaakov Ariel and Armin Lange, Department of Religious Studies, UNC-CH. 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Please register through September 30, 2002, by e-mail to alange@email.unc.edu.
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. Bennie H. Reynolds, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "Where Dry Bones Speak: Tophetim in the Phoenician-Punic World."

9:50 - 10:40 a.m. Armin Lange, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "You Shall Give Me Your First-Born Sons” (Exodus 22:28): Child Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible and the Phoenician-Punic World."

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Zlatko Plese, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "Human Sacrifice and Ancient Greek Theories of Culture."

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch break.

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Pamela Mullins, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "Voluntary Martyrdom as Self Sacrifice in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity?"

2:20 - 3:10 p.m. Stephanie Cobb, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "He has God to Pity Him” (MCarp 44): Child Sacrifice and Gender Roles in Early Christian Martyrology."

3:30 - 4:20 p.m. Chris Roberts, graduate student in religious studies, UNC-CH, "Kierkegaard’s 'Fear and Trembling,' the Sacrifice of Isaac, and the Critique of 'Christendom.'"

4:20 - 5:10 p.m. Yaakov Ariel, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "Remnants of Offering Children? Pidyon HaBen (Ransoming the First Born Son) in Jewish Tradition."
October 7, 2002: Edward Curtis, professor of Islamic studies, UNC-CH, "The Origins of African American Islam." 7:00 p.m., Frank Porter Graham Student Union Auditorium. Sponsored by the Summer Reading Program, UNC-CH.

October 8, 2002: Bobbi Owen, professor of dramatic art, UNC-CH, "The Burka and Beyond: Traditional Afghan Dress." 4:00 p.m., 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

October 9, 2002: Mark Regev, chief spokesman for the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., "Caravan for Democracy: Israel and America: Sharing Hopes, Sharing Values." 7:00 p.m., please arrive at 6:30 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by Caravan for Democracy and North Carolina Hillel.

October 9, 2002: Concert: Salif Keita, "The Golden Voice of Mali." Check the website of Duke's Living Traditions Series for location and admission price.

October 11, 2002:Concert: Persian classical masters Hossein Alizadeh (tar), Mohammad Reza Shajarian (vocals), Kayhan Kalhor (kamancheh), and Homayoun Shajarian (tombak and vocals). Check the website of Duke's Living Traditions Series for location and admission price.

 October 14, 2002: Melanie McAlister, professor of American studies, George Washington University, author of Epic Encounters: Culture, Media, and U.S. Interests in the Middle East, 1945-2000, and a UNC-CH alumna, "Left Behind: Americans Imagine Israel." 7:30 p.m. Tate-Turner-Kuralt School of Social Work Auditorium.
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October 21, 2002: Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religious studies, Duke University, "Madrassa Stories: Politics and Practices in the Madrassas of South Asia." 6:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

October 24, 2002: Mohamad Zakariya, calligrapher. Demonstration of Arabic calligraphy by a master whose work hangs in the Ackland Art Museum in the exhibit "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." 3:00-7:00 p.m., Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH.

October 24, 2002: Concert: Quraishi, music of Afghanistan. Check the website of Duke's Living Traditions Series for location and admission price.

October 25, 2002: Banu Gokariksel, doctoral candidate in geography, University of Washington, "Situating Modernities: Moral Geography of Gender in Contemporary Istanbul and Jakarta." 3:30 p.m., 212 Saunders Hall, UNC-CH. Presented by the Department of Geography, UNC-CH.

October 26-27, 2002: Fourth Annual SURGE Conference, UNC-CH. Workshops include the Palestine/Israel conflict and increased militarism against and sanctions on Iraq. A finale rally against war, especially current militarism towards Iraq, is scheduled for the afternoon of the 27th. See Students United for a Responsible Global Environment for details.

October 27, 2002: "Story Telling: Voices of Faith." Sponsored by the Ackland Art Museum in conjunction with the exhibit "Word and Worship: Approaching Islam through Art." 2:00 p.m., Ackland Art Museum, UNC-CH.

October 1-31, 2002: Exhibit: "Faces of Afghanistan." Sponsored by the James M. Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence. 039 Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH (open when room is not in use by other groups).

 November 4, 2002: Jeffrey Hadler, professor of South and Southeast Asian studies, University of California, Berkeley, "Matrilineal Islam and Political Motherhood in West Sumatra, Indonesia." 12:00 p.m., 569 Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Program in Peace, War and Defense; the University Center for International Studies; and the Curriculum in Asian Studies, UNC-CH. Contact Jackie Gorman <jackie@unc.edu> (962-3093) to reserve a seat and a lunch.

November 5, 2002: Sanjukta Dasgupta, professor of English, Calcutta University, "Location and Culture: Trends and Transitions in Contemporary Bengali Women's Writing." 12:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, 4th floor, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Presented by the UNC-CH Curriculum in Asian Studies.

 November 11, 2002: Robert Fisk, correspondent for The Independent, "9/11: Ask Who Did It, But for Heaven’s Sake Don’t Ask Why." 7:00 p.m., Tate-Turner-Kuralt School of Social Work Auditorium, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by University Center for International Studies.

November 11-15, 2002: "Islamic Awareness Week." Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, daily activities in "The Pit," UNC-CH.

November 14, 2002: Shantanu Phukan, professor of Asian Studies, UNC-CH, "Hazarding Hindi: Indo-Muslim Literature and its Persianate Readership in Mughal India." 7:15 p.m. See the website of the Triangle South Asia Consortium for location and a draft of the paper.

November 14-15, 2002: Conference: "Corporate Leadership in the Community: Corporate Leadership in an Era of Globalization." Panel on "Local Perceptions of Corporate Roles and Responsibilities in the Muslim World," November 14, 3:45 - 5:15 p.m., Friday Center, UNC-CH. Conference sponsored by the Cornerstone Program of the Kenan Institute in Washington.

November 15-16, 2002: "The Minangkabau: Muslim Matriarchy in West Sumatra. Explorations in Music and Culture." Project Coordinator: Sarah Wolfe. Sponsored by the Duke University Institute of the Arts, Friends of World Music, the Southeast Asia Fund, Duke University Department of Women's Studies, the Charlotte Bunch Endowment, the Franklin Humanities Institute, Making the Humanities Central, Duke University, and the Mellon Foundation.

November 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Talago Buni, acclaimed Minangkabau musical group. Cancelled due to non-issuance of visas.

November 15, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Peggy Reeves Sanday, professor of anthropology, University of Pennsylvania, lecture on Minangkabau matriarchy. 204B East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University.

November 15, 8:00 p.m. Talago Buni in concert. Part of Duke's Living Traditions Series. Nelson Music Room, East Duke Building, East Campus, Duke University. Admission: $15.00, $12.00 with Duke student identification. Advance tickets can be purchased with charge card at 919-684-4444 or on the web at http://www.tickets.duke.edu. Only cash or check will be accepted at the door. Cancelled due to non-issuance of visas.

November 16, 12:00-1:30 p.m. Mimi Herbert, Washington, D.C., "Voices of the Puppet Masters: The Wayang Golek Theatre of Indonesia." Discussion and slide presentation. Duke University Museum of Art, North Gallery Wing. Indonesian food to be served.

November 16, 2002: "Pakistan at the Crossroads: Democracy, Global Security, and the Elections." 3:00-4:30 p.m., Caldwell G107, North Carolina State University. Organized by The Progressive South Asia Forum, with support from the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, Duke Seminar on Contemporary South Asia, and the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. Panelists:
  • Hank Kennedy, professor of political science, Wake Forest University
  • Aslam Syed, Quaid-i Azam University and visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania
  • Moderator: David Gilmartin, professor of history, North Carolina State University
November 17, 2002: "Iraq and US: Poetic Reflections on War and Peace." Open microphone poetry reading. 3:00 p.m., Alumni Lounge, West Union Building, Duke University. Sponsored by the "Iraq and US" group, Duke University.

November 18, 2002: Yasmin Saikia, professor of history, UNC-CH,"Local Nationalism in South Asia." 5:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Center for South Asian Studies.

 November 18, 2002: Zeinabou Hadari, historian and director, American Cultural Center, Niamey, Niger, "Niger Muslim Women in the Information Age." 5:00 p.m., 105 Gardner Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by Carolina Seminar on Ecology and Social Process.

November 22, 2002: Julia Clancy-Smith, professor of history, University of Arizona, "Women and Gender Along a Migratory Frontier: Europe's 'Others' in 19th Century North Africa, Circa 1800-1881." 1:00 p.m., Asian and African Languages and Literature Building, 2101 Campus Drive, Duke University. Sponsored by the Mediterranean Research Institute and Asian and African Languages and Literature Department, Duke University.

November 25, 2002: Kathryn Robinson, senior fellow in anthropology, Australian National University, "Gender Orders in Indonesia." 3:15-5:00 p.m., 308 Alumni Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Women’s Studies Program, and the Working Group in Southeast Asian Studies, UNC-CH.

 December 3, 2002: Robert Schick, Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyderabad, India, "Islamic Art in the Islamic Museum, al-Haram al-Sharif (Temple Mount), Jerusalem." 5:00 p.m., 308 Alumni Hall, UNC-CH. Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations and by the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

December 3, 2002: "War on Iraq: Implications for North Carolinians." 6:00-7:30 p.m., 1000 East Forest Hills Blvd., Durham, NC. Sponsored by the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Speakers:

  • Rania Masri, director of the Southern Peace Research and Education Center, Institute for Southern Studies
  • Joseph M. Grieco, professor of political science, Duke University

January 3-31, 2003: "Afghanistan 1980-2002: Photographs by Edward Grazda." John Hope Franklin Center, 2204 Erwin Road, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Closing talk by the artist on January 30, 2003, 4:00 p.m.; and reception, January 31, 2003, 5:00 p.m. (see below).

January 9, 2003: Ambassador Robert M. Beecroft, head of the Organization for Security and Cooperation Mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina. 1:00 p.m., Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, Graham Memorial Room 39. Sponsored by the Honors Program Student Executive Board, UNC-CH.

January 9, 2003: Teach-in: Iraq: Are We Ready for War? Are We Ready to Stop It? 7:30 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Speakers include:

  • Curtis Gatewood, former chairperson, Durham NAACP
  • Catherine Lutz, professor of anthropology, UNC-CH
  • Ali Altaie, dean of International Studies, Shaw University
  • Ray Buchanan, Stop Hunger Now, Raleigh
  • Michal Osterweil, Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence
January 13, 2003: Tariq al-Jamil, Princeton University, "Interrogating 'Orthodoxy': Shi'i-Sunni Relations and the Academic Study of Islam." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University.

 January 14, 2003: Duke-UNC Graduate Student/Faculty Reading Group in Islamic Studies. Franklin Center, Duke University, room 132, 6:00 p.m. Reading: Brannon Wheeler, Teaching Islam (Oxford University Press, 2002), Chapter 2, "On the Introduction to Islam," by Kevin Reinhart (with special attention to the three forms of essentialism that beset Islam and Islamic Studies), and then Chapter 11, "Incorporating Information Technology into Courses on Islamic Civilization," by Corinne Blake.

January 14, 2003: Book Reading, "South Asian Voices: Oral Histories of South Asian Immigrants in Chapel Hill and Carrboro, North Carolina." 7:00 p.m., 405 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Asian Voices and Internationalist Books.

January 16, 2003: Rob Rozehnal, doctoral candidate in religion, Duke University, "(Con)textualizing Sufism: Chishti Sabiri Polemics and Practices in Contemporary Pakistan." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University.

January 16, 2003: Edutainment: Hip-Hop Against Racist War. 8:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., African-American Cultural Center, North Carolina State University. Open mic and MC battle with performances by StumP featuring Shirlette, DJ Seoul, Dasan Ahanu, Little Brother, and DJ Merlin. No charge.

January 21, 2003: Nazif Shahrani, professor of Near Eastern studies, Indiana University, "'Nation-building' in Afghanistan." 7:00 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Part of the Great Decisions program.

January 21-24, 2003: Duke Muslim Students Association Islamic Awareness Week

January 21. Keynote lecture: Imam Siraj Wahaj, New York City, "A Journey to Islam." Reynolds Theater, Bryan Center, 8:00 p.m.

January 22. Screening of PBS's "Empire of Islam." Social Sciences 139, 7:30 p.m.

January 23. "Women in Islam." Panel Discussion. Social Sciences Room 139, 7:00 p.m.

January 24. Qur'an Recitation and Jum'ah on the Quad. Location: In front of the Chapel (in case of rain, Bryan Center), 12:30 p.m.
January 24, 2003: Laena Wilder, Rockefeller Humanities Fellow at UNC-CH and professional photographer, talk and slide presentation on Eastern Europe and Africa. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., followed by a reception. Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

January 24, 2003: Anna Bigelow, lecturer in religious studies, University of Virginia, "Places of Power, Places of Peace: Sufi Shrines in the Punjab." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University.

January 27, 2003: Ellen McLarney, doctoral candidate in Middle East and Asian languages and cultures, Columbia University, "Socialism and the Marriage Market in the Arabic Novel." 2:30 p.m., 2101 Campus Drive, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke University Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature.

January 27, 2003: Farina Mir, professor of history, University of Virginia, "Punjabi Religious Narratives." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the  Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University.

January 28, 2003: Simeon Ilesanmi, professor of religion, Wake Forest University, "Nigeria." 7:00 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Part of the Great Decisions program.

January 30, 2003: Ruth Mas, University of Toronto, "Post-Structuralism and the Discourse of Plurality in Franco-Maghrebi Islam." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the  Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University.

January 30, 2003: "A Conversation with Edward Grazda, Photographer." Closing talk for the exhibit, "Afghanistan 1980-2002: Photographs by Edward Grazda." 4:00 p.m., Room 240, John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies, 2204 Erwin Road, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke University Center for International Studies and the John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

January 30, 2003: First "Town Hall" Meeting on Iraq War. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 North Columbia Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice Committee of the Community Church, Peace 1st, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, Orange County Peace Action, Students United for a Responsible Environment, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

January 31, 2003: Louise Shelley, professor of international service and director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center, American University, "Organized Crime and Corruption in the Post-Communist World." 12:30 - 2:00 p.m., Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford Institute, Duke University. Snacks to be provided. Sponsored by the "Eurasian Seas" Group, Duke University.

January 31, 2003: Zainab Salbi, founder and president, Women For Women International,"Women and War." 3:00 p.m., Hanes Art Center Auditorium, UNC-CH. Sponsored by Women's Studies, UNC-CH. Ms. Salbi has recently traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan and will share her knowledge of the effects of war on women and the hope for recovery.

January 31, 2003: Reception for exhibition. Khalid Hadi, "Afghan Portraits," and Edward Grazda, "Afghan Photographs." 5:00 - 7:30 p.m., Franklin Center, Duke University.

January 31-February 1, 2003: Conference: "Boundaries, States, and Nations on the Frontiers of Empire: Afghanistan and Its Neighbors." John Hope Franklin International Center, Duke University. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Nisa Moosa. Participants include:

  • Nigel Allan, professor of geography, University of California, Davis, "Kohestan: A Culture Region from Kabul to Kashmir?"
  • Joseph Arlinghaus, South and Southwest Asia intelligence analyst, U.S. Army, Fayetteville, N.C., "Pashtunization in the Mughal Province of Kabul."
  • Mukulika Banerjee, professor of anthropology, University College London, "Pashtuns, Segmentary Politics and the Nation: A Case of the Khudai Khidmatgar Movement."
  • Thomas Barfield, professor of anthropology, Boston University, "Problems of Establishing Political Legitimacy in Afghanistan."
  • Robert Canfield, professor of anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, "Mir and Mamur: Leverage and Tactics among Local Political Figures in the Hazarajat under Zaher Shah."
  • Stephen Dale, professor of history, Ohio State University, "Khushal Khan Khattak and Pushtun Identity."
  • David Edwards, professor of anthropology, Williams College, "The Changing Foundations of Religious and Tribal Leadership in Afghanistan."
  • Marc J. Gilbert, professor of history, North Georgia State University, "The Great Game and the Making of Modern Afghanistan: 1885-1901."
  • Shah Mahmoud Hanifi, professor of anthropology, Wayne State University, "Mobile Merchants, Grounded States, and the Nineteenth-Century Afghan Economy."
  • M. Hasan Kakar, formerly of Kabul University, independent scholar, Concord, California, "Afghan Nation-State: Myth or Reality?"
  • Scott Levi, professor of history, Eastern Illinois University, “Shikarpuri Merchants in Durrani Afghanistan."
  • Robert McChesney, professor of Middle Eastern studies, New York University, "Two Shi'ite Afghan Historians."
  • Senzil Nawid, formerly of Kabul University, independent scholar, Tucson, Arizona, "Afghanistan in International Sunni Politics."
  • Robert Nichols, professor of history, Richard Stockton College, "Pashtun Migration in the Indian Ocean World, 1800-2000."
  • Christine Noelle, professor of history, Munich University, "Delayed Modernity: The Creation of External Boundaries and the Freezing of Internal Power Structures."
  • Jennifer Siegel, professor of history, University of Pennsylvania, "Afghan Intelligence and Covert Operations during the Great Game."
January 31-February 1, 2003: Weekend Seminar on the Qur'an. UNC Program in Humanities and Human Values, Kenan Center, UNC-CH. Register online, or call 919-962-1544. Topics and Speakers:
  • Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH, "The Qur’an as Scripture."
  • Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religion and co-director of the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks, Duke University, "The Qur’an, Modern Muslims, and the Law."
  • miriam cooke, professor of modern Arabic literature and culture, Duke University, "Women and the Qur’an."
  • Charles Kimball, professor of religion, Wake Forest University, "After September 11: The Use and Abuse of a Sacred Text."
February 3, 2003: Arthur Buehler, professor of Islamic studies, Louisiana State University, "Textual Authority and the International Spread of the Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya." 4:00 p.m., 122 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Park in Riddick Lot; free passes are available at the visitors' kiosk near the entrance. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, North Carolina State University.

February 3, 2003: Lenore Yarger and David Potorti, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, "Eyewitness Iraq." 7:00 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence.

February 6, 2003: Teach-in: From Barak to Iraq: The Politics of the Israeli Occupation of Palestine. 7:00 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Cosponsored by Amnesty International, UNC-CH; Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence; Coalition for Peace with Justice; Jews for a Just Peace -- NC; Mothers for Peace; NC Divest; Progressive Faculty Network, UNC-CH. Speakers include:

  • Sarah Shields, professor of Middle East history, UNC-CH, "Barak's 'Generous' Offer?"
  • Stav Adivi, member of "Courage to Refuse" and the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, "Israeli Resistance to the Occupation"
  • Matthew Smith, doctoral candidate in philosophy, UNC-CH, and member of Jews for a Just Peace -- NC, "The U.S. Role in the Occupation"
  • Rania Masri, director of Southern Peace Research and Education Center, Institute for Southern Studies, "War in Iraq and the Occupation"
February 7, 2003: Concert: Sabri Brothers Qawwali Ensemble, featuring Ustad Maqbool Sabri and his full 12-person orchestra presenting the rhythm and passion of the Sufi tradition, direct from South Asia to the Triangle. 8:00 p.m., Longview Center Auditorium at Exploris, Hargett and Person Streets, Raleigh. Tickets $10, $20, and $50, available at all local South Asian stores. Sponsored by the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies, Mihir Chakraborty, the Longview Center at Exploris, Urdu Majlis, and Geet Bazaar South Asian Radio.

February 10, 2003: "Dialogue on Iraq." 5:30 p.m., Union Auditorium, UNC-CH. Facilitators include Eric Mlyn and Timothy McKeown, professors of political science, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campus Y, UNC-CH.

February 10, 2003: "Theatrical Voices from 9/11 and Beyond." Readings by members of the Duke Theater Studies Faculty: John Clum, Ellen Hemphill, Rafael Lopez-Barrantes, Christine Morris, Jay O’Berski, Richard Riddell, Jeffery West, and Erin Wilson. 7:00 p.m., Sheafer Lab Theater, Bryan Center, Duke University.

February 11, 2003: Film: "Saudi Time Bomb?" (Frontline Report, November 15, 2001). 7:00 p.m., 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH. Part of the Great Decisions program, UNC-CH.

February 11, 2003: Second "Town Hall" Meeting on Iraq War. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., Chapel Hill Town Hall, 306 North Columbia Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, Carolina Interfaith Task Force on Central America, Charles M. Jones Peace and Justice Committee of the Community Church, Peace 1st, Peace and Social Concerns Committee of Chapel Hill Friends Meeting, Orange County Peace Action, Students United for a Responsible Environment, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.

February 13, 2003: Marty Rosenbluth, videographer, "Jerusalem: An Occupation Set in Stone?" Screening and conversation. 7:00 p.m., 209 Manning Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by: Amnesty International (UNC), Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, Coalition for Peace with Justice, Jews for a Just Peace -- NC, Mothers for Peace, NC Divest, Progressive Faculty Network (UNC-CH).

February 13, 2003: Shawkat Mahmood Toorawa, professor of Arabic literature and Islamic studies, Cornell University, "How 'Abd al-Latif al-Baghdadi (and Others) Helped Me Rethink Travel in the Islamic Middle Ages." 8:00 p.m., Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature, 2101 Campus Drive, Duke University. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks and the Department of Asian and African Languages and Literature, Duke University.

February 15, 2003: Ahmad Rashid, journalist and author of The Taliban, "Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia." 111 Carroll Hall, UNC-CH, 7:00 p.m. Sponsored by the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

February 16, 2003: Film: "The Cherries Which Were Canned" (Iran, 2002, 13 minutes), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, followed by "Bashu, the Little Stranger" (Iran, 1989, 120 minutes), directed by Bahram Bayza'i. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

February 20, 2003: Film: "Le Palais du Silence" (Tunisia, 1994, 127 minutes, in French with no subtitles), directed by Moufida Tlatli. 7:00 p.m., location to be announced. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

 February 20, 2003: Duke-UNC Graduate Student/Faculty Reading Group in Islamic Studies. 114 Saunders Hall, UNC-CH, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Reading: Items & Issues (published by the Social Science Research Council), vol. 3, no. 3/4 (Summer/Fall, 2002), "Roundtable on Rethinking International Studies in a Changing Global Context."

 February 21, 2003: Kathleen Carley, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems at Carnegie Mellon University, "Disrupting al-Qaeda and Other Covert Networks." 7:30 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Keynote address of the Islamist Networks Workshop, sponsored by American Sociological Association, Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline, and Duke University, John Hope Franklin Center for Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks.

February 23, 2003: Louis Farrakhan, minister of the Nation of Islam, "America at the Crossroads: WAR is NOT the Answer." 3:00 p.m., Harrison Auditorium, NC A&T State University. Tickets: $10 donation, must be reserved no later than February 19, 2003: Contact Latarsha Muhammad, Burlington Study Group Coordinator, Nation of Islam.

February 25, 2003: Thomas Friedman, Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times columnist, Weatherspoon Distinguished Faculty Scholar Lecture. 5:30 p.m., Maurice J. Koury Auditorium, McColl Building, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Dean's Speaker Series, UNC-CH.

February 26, 2003: Paul R. Brass, professor of political science and international studies, University of Washington, "The Production of Hindu-Muslim Violence." 7:00 p.m., Carpenter Board Room, Room 223C, Perkins Library, Duke University. Sponsored by the Duke Office of the Provost, the Duke Office of the Vice Provost for International Studies, and the Triangle South Asia Consortium.

February 26, 2003: Film: "La Saison des Hommes" (France-Tunisia, 2000, 124 minutes, in French with no subtitles), directed by Moufida Tlatli. 7:00 p.m., location to be announced. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

February 26, 2003: Film: "A Time for Drunken Horses" (Iran, 2000, 80 minutes), directed by Bahman Ghobadi. 8:00 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

February 27, 2003: Faculty Roundtables. 204 Kenan Center, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

Roundtable I. Challenges to Nation-Building: The Politics of Power, Religion, and the Past in Central Asia. 9:10-10:25 a.m.
  • Michael H. Hunt, professor of history, UNC-CH, on great power politics
  • Charles Kurzman, professor of sociology, UNC-CH, on the politics of the past
  • James Peacock, professor of anthropology, UNC-CH, on faith and the state
Roundtable II. Women’s Health, Education, and Opportunity: The Interdependence of Equity and Progress. 10:30-11:45 a.m.
  • James Lea, professor of family medicine, UNC-CH, chair
  • Valerie Parisi, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, UNC-CH, on women's medical care
  • Diane Kjervik, director of the Carolina Women's Center, UNC-CH, on women helping women
  • Eva Catounis, senior program officer for Asia and the Near East, Family Health International, on educational access
February 27, 2003: Dr. Sima Samar, chair of the Independent Afghanistan Human Rights Commission and former deputy prime minister and minister for women’s affairs of the interim administration of Afghanistan under President Hamid Karzai, "We Had to Make a Space for Ourselves: The Women of Afghanistan." Introduction by award-winning Canadian journalist Sally Armstrong, journalist and special UNICEF representative to Afghanistan and author of Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan. 4:00 p.m., Alumni Hall I & II, George Watts Hill Alumni Center, UNC-CH. Distinguished Speaker Series of the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

February 28, 2003: Bruce Kuniholm, professor of history and public policy, Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Duke University. "Turkey and the Iraq Question." 1:00 - 2:15 p.m., 225 Sanford Institute, Duke University. Lunch provided. Sponsored by the "Eurasian Seas" group, Duke University.

February 28, 2003: Sally Armstrong, journalist and special UNICEF representative to Afghanistan, reading from her book Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women in Afghanistan. 3:30 p.m., Bull's Head Bookstore, UNC-CH; 7:00 p.m., Regulator Bookshop, 720 Ninth Street, Durham.

February 28, 2003: Florence Martin, professor of French, Goucher College, "Silence and Screan in Tatli's Cinema." 4:00 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

February 28, 2003: Kenneth Stein, professor of Middle Eastern history and Israeli studies, Emory University, "The Politics of Ethnicity in the Middle East." 7:30 p.m., G-107 Winston Hall, North Carolina State University. Sponsored by the Center for International Ethnicity Studies, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHASS), North Carolina State University. Winston Hall is connected to Tompkins Hall and faces Hillsborough Street. Free parking is conveniently located across Hillsborough Street in the North Hall lot.

February 28, 2003: Concert: Habib Koité & Bamada, Mali. Tickets $21-26 ($17-21 with series discount). 8:00 p.m., Stewart Theatre, North Carolina State University. Presented by Center Stage, 919-515-1100 or www.ncsu.edu/centerstage.

February 28, 2003: Concert: Osman Aksu Ensemble, "Forms of Turkish Music." 8:00 p.m., International House, Duke University. Tickets: $10 regular, $5 students.

March 1, 2003: Film: "Daughters of Afghanistan" (Afghanistan-Canada, 2003). North Carolina premiere. Reception following with writer and narrator Sally Armstrong. Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Lyndhurst House, 1317 West Pettigrew Street, Durham. Produced in association with CBC Newsworld and sponsored by the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH, and the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.

March 1, 2003: Concert: Shaam-e-Ghazal with Munni Begum, including Eid Milan dinner. 7:00 dinner, 9:00 p.m. concert, G107 Caldwell Hall, North Carolina State University. Admission with dinner: $15, $40, $50. Tickets available at local grocery stores. Co-sponsored by the the Pakistani American Association and the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies.

March 2, 2003: Film: "The Candidate" (Iran, 2000, 14 minutes), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, followed by "Through the Olive Trees" (Iran, 1994, 103 minutes), directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

March 3, 2003: Film: "East Is East" (England, 2000, 96 minutes), directed by Damien O’Donnell. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

March 5, 2003: Film: "Lion of the Desert" (Libya, 1980, 206 minutes), directed by Moustapha Akkad. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

March 6, 2003: Colloquium: Memory, History, Writing: Of Text Production. 1:30-6:45 p.m., Freeman Center for Jewish Life at Duke University, 1415 Faber Street, Durham (on the corner of Campus Drive and Swift). Sponsored by the African and Afro-American Studies Program, Center for European Studies, Center for French and Francophone Studies, Center for International Studies, Duke in France, John Hope Franklin Center, John Hope Franklin Collection of African and African American Documentation, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, and University Scholars Program, Duke University.

1:30 -3:45 p.m.
  • Opening remarks, David Bell, chair of romance studies, Duke University.
  • Angelita Reyes, professor of English, Arizona State University, "Textures of Gender-Oriented Memory: Telling in Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle."
  • Ikram Masmoudi, professor of Arabic, Duke University, "L'art du conte et les intéractions entre conteurs dans L'Enfant de sable de Ben Jelloun."
  • Daniel Desormeaux, professor of French, University of Kentucky, "Mémoire, portrait, autobiographie: la transtextualité dans l'oeuvre intime de Dumas."
4:15 -5:00 p.m.
  • "Orature and Writing", a conversation with Camerounian-French writer Calixthe Beyala on her novel, Les Arbres en parlent encore (2002).
5:15 -6:45 p.m.
  • "Memory, History, Writing: the Story Effect" - Roundtable with Calixthe Beyala, Miriam Cooke (Duke University), Daniel Desormeaux, Jean Jonassaint (Duke University), and Valentin Mudimbe (Duke University).
  • Closing remarks: Jean Jonassaint, professor of romance studies, Duke University, "Memory, History, Writing: Of Text Production"
March 6, 2003: Geoffrey Mock and Marty Rosenbluth, Amnesty International USA country specialists on Egypt and Israel, the Occupied Territories, and the Palestinian Authority, "The Human Rights Perspective on Middle East Issues." 7:00 p.m., 100 Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by Amnesty International Group #84, UNC-CH.

March 10, 2003: Film: "My Son the Fanatic" (England, 1998, 87 minutes), directed by Udayan Prasad. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

March 17, 2003: Film: "Salut Cousin!" (France, 1996, 98 minutes), directed by Merzak Allouache. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

March 18, 2003: Film: "Why U.S.? An Insightful Look at the 9/11 Tragedy and What Makes the United States a Target" (U.S., 2002, 75 minutes), directed by Daniel Lindsay. Followed by discussion with the director. 5:00 p.m., 103 Bingham Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, Washington, D.C.

March 19, 2003: Imagining "Home": Long-Distance Nationalism and the Politics of Heritage. 3:00 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. UCIS "Global South" discussion series, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Panelists include:

  • Vincent Melomo, visiting instructor in sociology and anthropology, North Carolina State University, moderator
  • Shaun McComas, Carolina Hispanics Association, UNC-CH
  • Bashar Staitieh, Muslim Student Association, UNC-CH
  • Sagar Khare, South Asians Rise Up, Progressive South Asia Forum, UNC-CH
March 19, 2003: Gordon N. Bardos, assistant director of the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, "The Balkan Front in the War on Terrorism: History and Current Developments." 4:30-5:30 p.m., 309 Gardner Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-CH.

March 21, 2003: Cynthia Tse Kimberlin, executive director of the Music Research Institute, Point Richmond, California, "Music Traditions, Transitions and Imagination in Ethiopia and Eritrea: Event as Catalyst for Change." 4:00 p.m., 101 Biddle Music Building, East Campus, Duke University. Sponsored by the Department of Music and the Institute of the Arts, Duke University, as part of "The Arts in Times of War" series of events.

March 21, 2003: Religion, Long Distance Nationalism, Heritage, and Culture in the Immigrant Community. "Global South" brown-bag lunch, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

March 23, 2003: Film: "The Circle" (Iran, 1999, 13 minutes), directed by Mohammad Shirvani, followed by "The Wind Will Carry Us" (Iran, 1999, 118 minutes), directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

March 24, 2003: Film: "Hate" (France, 1995, 91 minutes), directed by Mathieu Kassovitz. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

March 24, 2003: Wagdi Zeid, professor of English, Cairo University, and distinguished fellow in Middle East studies, Georgia State University, "Images of the Other: Arabs and Islam in English Literature." 7:30 p.m., Tate-Turner-Kuralt School of Social Work Auditorium, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Johnston Center for Undergraduate Excellence, the Department of English, and the University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH.

March 25, 2003: "The US and the UN." Weekly discussion, "Beyond the Headlines: The War in Iraq." 12:30-1:30 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

March 25, 2003: Haroon Moghul, author of The Future of Secularism (and Other Interesting, if Far-Fetched, Myths and former president of the Islamic Center, New York University, "Iraq Alone: Between Saddam, Sanctions, and the USA." 7:30 p.m., 103 Hill Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Muslim Students Association, UNC-CH. Postponed due to illness.

 March 26, 2003: Duke-UNC Graduate Student/Faculty Reading Group in Islamic Studies. 6:00-8:00 p.m., Room 132, Franklin Center, Duke University. Reading: Devin DeWeese, "Islam and the Legacy of Sovietology: A Review Essay on Yaacov Ro'i's Islam in the Soviet Union," Journal of Islamic Studies 13:3 (2002), pp. 298-330.

March 26, 2003: Panel Discussion: "Baghdad After the Bombing: What Next?" 6:00 p.m., Room 240, Franklin Center, Duke University. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks, Duke University. Panelists:

  • Katherine Ewing, professor of cultural anthropology, Duke University
  • Bruce Lawrence, professor of religion, Duke University
  • Miriam Cooke, professor of Asian and African languages and literature, Duke University
  • Ebrahim Moosa, professor of religion, Duke University
March 26, 2003: Ellie Kinnaird, North Carolina state senator (Democrat, Orange County), "Local Protests and Activism: How Do they Affect National and International Events such as the Iraqi Conflict?" 8:00 p.m., 103 Bingham Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the UNC-CH Young Democrats.

March 27, 2003: Society of Fellows Forum: "Faith in Public Life": An Exploration of our Understanding of the Relationship between Private Religious Belief and Public Policy. 4:00-6:00 p.m., The Faculty Lounge-The John Motley Morehead Building. Reception following. Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and The Graduate School, UNC-CH. Speakers include:

  • William P. Marshall, professor of law, UNC-CH, moderator
  • Lumbé Davis, public health advisor, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
  • Carl Ernst, professor of religious studies, UNC-CH
  • Seth Jaffe, staff attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina
  • Phillip Leach, pastor and campus minister, The Newman Catholic Student Center, UNC-CH
  • Penny Maguire, consultant for middle school social studies, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Kory Swanson, vice president for administration, The John Locke Foundation
March 27, 2003: Film: "Kolonel Bunker" (Albania, 1996, 103 minutes), directed by Kujtim Cashku. 6:00 p.m., 206 Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Southeast European Film Series, sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-CH.

March 28, 2003: Panel: "Women and Race Terror in Civil Wars." 1:00-2:30 p.m., Boyd Room, 229 Carr Building, Duke University. Co-sponsored by the History Department, Franklin Seminar on "Race, Justice and the Politics of Memory," Contemporary South Asian Politics Seminar, Political Science Department, Center for International Studies, African and African American Studies, and the Working Group in "Globalization, Women and Development," Duke University. Panelists:

  • Thavolia Glymph, professor of African and African-American Studies, Duke University, "Women and Racial Terrorism in the Post Civil War South."
  • Claudia Koonz, professor of history, Duke University, "Women and Violence in Bosnia."
  • Yasmin Saikia, professor of history, UNC-CH, "Rape, Violence, and Historical Memory in Bangladesh."
March 31, 2003: Roundtable Conversation: "State of the Field of Women’s History: Beyond the U.S. Paradigm?" 12:00-1:45 p.m., Boyd Room, 229 Carr Building, Duke University. Luncheon reception, reservation required: contact Laura Noonan <lln2@duke.edu>. Co-sponsored by the History Department, Franklin Seminar on "Race, Justice and the Politics of Memory," Contemporary South Asian Politics Seminar, Political Science Department, Center for International Studies, African and African American Studies, and the Working Group in "Globalization, Women and Development," Duke University. Panelists:
  • Jocelyn Olcott, professor of Latin American history, Duke University, "The Global Village and the Pueblo Mundial: Women, Gender, and Globalization in Latin American History."
  • Lisa Lindsay, professor of African history, UNC-CH, "Gender Feminism and History, Lessons from West African Market Women."
  • Tanika Sarkar, professor of modern Indian history, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "Gender and Political Movements in India."
March 31, 2003: Anne Firor Scott Lecture: Tanika Sarkar, professor of modern Indian history, Jawaharlal Nehru University, "Sacred and Demonic Bodies: Women and the Discourse of the Hindu Right." 6:00-8:00 p.m., 240 Franklin Center, Duke University. Dinner will be served, reservation required: contact Nisa Moosa <nisa.moosa@duke.edu>. Co-sponsored by the History Department, Franklin Seminar on "Race, Justice and the Politics of Memory," Contemporary South Asian Politics Seminar, Political Science Department, Center for International Studies, African and African American Studies, and the Working Group in "Globalization, Women and Development," Duke University.

March 31, 2003: Pauline Jones Luong, professor of political science, Yale University, "State Responses to Islamist Mobilization: The Perils of Partial Inclusion." 7:00 p.m., Carpenter Board Room, Perkins Library, Duke University. Sponsored by the Contemporary South Asia Seminar, Duke University.

March 31, 2003: Film: "100% Arabica" (France, 1997, 85 minutes), directed by Mahmoud Zemmouri. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 1, 2003: "The Media and the War in Iraq." Weekly discussion, "Beyond the Headlines: The War in Iraq." Discussion led by Andrew Pearson, NC Coalition for Peace & Justice. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

April 1, 2003: Interactive Workshop: Gender Roles in South Asia. 5:00 p.m., 101 Bingham Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campus Y "Human Rights Week" and the South Asian Awareness Group (SANGAM), UNC-CH.

April 1, 2003: Panel Discussion: Israeli-Occupied Territories of Palestine. 206 Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campus Y "Human Rights Week" and the Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence, UNC-CH. Panelists:

  • Ellen O'Grady, International Solidarity Movement's Freedom Summer Campaign
  • Tema Okun, Jews for a Just Peace
  • Mary Lou Smith, Coaltion for Peace with Justice
  • Marty Rosenbluth, Amnesty International's Country Specialist for Israel, the Occupied Territories and the Palestinian Authority
April 2, 2003: Film: "The Extras" (Syria, 1993, 100 minutes), directed by Nabil al-Maleh. 8:00 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

April 3, 2003: Workshop: Transnational Identities in Literature. Room 310, Communications Building, North Carolina Central University. Sponsored by
the English Department, NCCU, and the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies.

Session 1. 9:25-10:45 a.m.
  • Chair: R.J. Soper, instructor in English, North Carolina Central University
  • Lalita Pandit, professor of English, Univeristy of Wisconsin - LaCrosse, "Ethnonationalism and Its Discontents: Santosh Sivan's 'The Terrorist.'"

Session 2. 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

  • Chair: Mary Ellis Gibson, professor of English, University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Yumna Siddiqi, professor of English, Middlebury College, "'Deep in Blood': Contemporary South Asian Fiction and the Representation of Political Violence."

Session 3. 2:15-3:30 p.m.

  • Chair: Kuldip Kuwahara, professor of English, North Carolina Central University
  • Gautam Premnath, professor of English, University of Massachusetts, Boston, "Transnational Families in Amitav Ghosh's Fiction."

Cultural Program. 4:00-5:15 p.m.

  • Shankar Guhadoss, vocalist
  • Partha Aji, instrumentalist
  • Devlina Davis, rising teen star Indian dancer
April 3, 2003: George Saliba, professor of Arabic and Islamic science, Columbia University, informal conversation. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 569 Hamilton Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the seminar "History, Science and Mind: Changing Views of Scientific Knowledge," UNC-CH.

April 3, 2003: Archana Joglekar, celebrated Kathak dancer, actor, director, and producer in India, Lecture & Demonstration: "India's Kathak Dance: A Blending of Hindu and Muslim Culture." 5:00-6:45 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Co-sponsored by the Department of Asian & African Languages & Literature and DIYA, Duke University.

April 3, 2003: Ibrahim Gashi, professor of contemporary history, University of Prishtina, Kosovo, and visiting professor of history, Arizona State University, "Challenges Facing Post War Kosovo: Reforming the Higher Educational System." 6:00 p.m., 309 Bingham Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the Campus Y "Human Rights Week" and the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 6, 2003: Film: "Gujarat: A Laboratory of Hindu Rashtra" (India, 2003, 50 minutes), directed by Suma Josson, who will introduce the documentary film and remain for a discussion afterwards. 4:00 p.m., G107 Caldwell Hall, North Carolina State University. Sponsored by the Visual Media Series of the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies.

*April 6, 2003: Film: "Yara" (Germany-Turkey, 1998, 96 minutes), directed by Yilmaz Arslan. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 6, 2003: Film: "The Apple" (Iran, 1997, 86 minutes), directed by Samira Makhmalbaf. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

April 8, 2003: "The Impact of the War in Iraq on the Middle East." Weekly discussion, "Beyond the Headlines: The War in Iraq." Discussion led by Rev. Ray Buchanan, Stop Hunger Now. 12:30-1:30 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

April 9, 2003: Film: "Ten" (Iran, 2002, 94 minutes), directed by Abbas Kiarostami. 8:00 p.m., Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

April 10, 2002: Paula Sanders, professor of history, Rice University, "Cairo of the Arabian Nights." 5:00 p.m., National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Park.

April 10, 2003: Film: "No Man’s Land" (Bosnia, 2001, 98 minutes), directed by Danis Tanovic. 5:00 p.m., 206 Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Southeast European Film Series, sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 10, 2003: Film: "The Play Is On" (Kashmir, India, 2001, 44 minutes), directed by Pankaj Kumar. Followed by a discussion with the director. 7:00 p.m., 139 Social Science Building, West Campus, Duke University. Sponsored by the Contemporary South Asian Seminar, SAFAR, and Diya, Duke University.

April 10-11, 2003: Conference: "Contemporary Security Challenges in Eurasia." Sponsoerd by the Center for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies, UNC-CH, the North Carolina European, Eurasian and Slavic Studies Association, the Curriculum in International and Area Studies, UNC-CH, and the U.S. Department of Education.

April 10, 2003, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Opening Reception, 2nd floor lounge, Rosenau Hall, UNC-CH

April 10, 2003, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Keynote Address: Michael Klare, professor of peace and war security studies, Hampshire College, "War for Oil: Resources, Dependency, American Foriegn Policy." 133 Rosenau Hall, UNC-CH

April 11, 2003, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Panel: Resource Competition and Economic Challenges, Wilson Library, Pleasants Family Assembly, UNC-CH

  • Kathleen Collins, professor of political science, University of Notre Dame
  • Roger Pajak, formerly national security advisor, U.S. Treasury Department
  • Elin Suleymanov, senior associate, Cornell Caspian Consulting LLC
  • Natalia Mirovitskaya, visiting research scholar in public policy studies, Duke University

April 11, 2003, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Martha Brill Olcott, senior associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, "Problems of Political Succession & Generational Change." Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH

April 11, 2003, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Panel: Problems of Governance I: Caucasus. Pleasants Family Assembly, Wilson Library, UNC-CH

  • Ghia Nodia, Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy, and Development, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Joseph Presel, former U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan, former U.S. special envoy to Nagorno-Karabakh
  • Robert Bruce Ware, professor of philosophy, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
  • Richard Giragosian, professional analyst; visiting lecturer, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center & School

April 11, 2003, 3:45-5:45 p.m.
Panel: Problems of Governance II: Central Asia. Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH

  • Mehrdad Haghayeghi, professor of political science, Southwest Missouri State University
  • AbduMannob Polat, director, Central Asian Human Rights Information Network
  • Rafik Sayfulin, Institute for Strategic and International Studies, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Anara Tabyshalieva, Institute for Regional Studies, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

April 11, 2003, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Banquet (by invitation only). Honored Speaker: Joseph Presel, former U.S. ambassador to Uzbekistan, former U.S. special envoy to Nagorno-Karabakh, "The Future of U.S. Policy in the Region."

April 12, 2003, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Panel: Russia and Beyond: A View of the Future. Pleasants Family Assembly, Wilson Library, UNC-CH.

  • Georgi Derluguian, professor of sociology, Northwestern University
  • Mark Katz, professor of government and politics, George Mason University
  • Jonathan Weiler, fellow, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-CH

April 12, 2003, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Luncheon Speaker: Georgiy Mirsky, Institute of World Economics and International Relations, Moscow, Russia, "Islamic Fundamentalism, International Terrorism: Russia & Beyond." Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH

April 12, 2003, 1:30-2:00 p.m.
Concluding Comments: Robert Jenkins, Director, Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-CH. Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH.

April 10-13, 2003: Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, North Carolina. Films include:
April 11, 2003: Film: "Dans, Grozny Dans (The Damned and the Sacred)" (Netherlands-Chechnya, 2002, 75 minutes), directed by Jos de Putter and produced by Frank van den Engel, who will answer questions after the screening. 12:00 p.m., Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham.

April 12, 2003: Film: "Thabh-Ul-Azim (Noble Sacrifice)" (Lebanon, 2002, 40 minutes), directed by Vatche Boulghourjian. 9:15 a.m., Fletcher Hall, Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham.

April 12, 2003: Film: "A Wedding in Ramallah" (Australia, 2002, 91 minutes), directed by Sherine Salama. 12:00 p.m., Cinema One, Carolina Theatre, 309 West Morgan Street, Durham.

April 11-12, 2003: Conference: "Institutions, Ideologies, and Agency: Changing Family Life in the Arab Middle East and Diaspora." Sponsors: University Center for International Studies, University of North Carolina, with partial funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Thematic Organizer: Kathryn M. Yount, professor of international health and sociology, Emory University.
Discussants:
  • Beshara Doumani, professor of history, University of California at Berkeley
  • Hoda Rashad, director of the Social Research Center, American University in Cairo
  • Arland Thornton, professor of sociology, University of Michigan
  • Lynn Welchman, director, Centre for Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Participants:
  • Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, professor of demography, University of Tehran, "Womens' Attitudes towards Marriage and Fertility in Iran: Results from the Iran Fertility Transition Survey, 2000."
  • Akbar Aghajanian, professor of sociology, Fayetteville State University, "Female Adolescents' Aspirations for Education, Labor Force Participation, and Family Formation in Iran."
  • Soraya Altorki, professor of anthropology, American University in Cairo, "Impact of the Gulf War on Families in the Middle East."
  • Laura Bier, professor of history, New York University, "From Birth Control to Family Planning: Reforming Gender, Family and Nation in Nasserist Egypt."
  • John Casterline, Population Council, New York, and Laila el Zeini, Social Research Center, American University in Cairo, "Consanguinity in the Arab Region: A Demographic Analysis."
  • Kenneth M. Cuno, professor of history and director of the Program in South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, "Divorce and the Fate of the Family in Modern Egypt."
  • Nadia Abdel Wahab El Afify, director of the Department of Geriatrics, Palestine Hospital, and co-founder of the New Women Research Center, "The Women's Movement in Egypt and Perceptions of the Private Sphere."
  • Philippe Fargues, Institut national d'etudes demographiques, Paris, France, "Demographic Change and the 'Death of Patriarchy.'"
  • Mary Ann Fay, professor of history, American University of Sharjah and American University, "International Feminism and the Women's Movement in Egypt."
  • Asma Abdel Halim, professor of law, Emory University, "Changing Family Attitudes about Female Genital Cutting among Sudanese Immigrants to the United States."
  • Attila Hancioglu, professor of demography, Institute of Population Studies, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey, "Join the Crowd, Break the Law: A Socio-Demographic Profile of Religious Marriage in Turkey."
  • Homa Hoodfar, professor of sociology and anthropology, Concordia University, Canada, "Families on the Move: The Changing Structure of Afghan Refugee Families."
  • Marcia C. Inhorn, professor of health behavior and health education, University of Michigan, "Egyptian Mothers of Test-tube Babies: Gender, Family, and the Globalization of New Reproductive Technologies."
  • Suad Joseph, professor of anthropology, University of California, Davis, "Family and Feminism: The Family as a Silent Subject of Arab Feminism."
  • Nadine Naber, post-doctoral researcher, University of California, Santa Cruz, "Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore."
  • Lisa Pollard, professor of history, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, "Between Theory and Practice: The Egyptian Family in the Mid-Twentieth Century."
  • Mona Russell, professor of history, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Advertising: The Distorted Mirror of Societal Change in Egypt."
  • Diane Singerman, professor of government, American University, "Contemporary Reform to Personal Status Law in Egypt."
  • Amira Sonbol, professor of Islamic history, Georgetown University, "Divorce Law in the Middle East: Comparative Perspectives."
  • Belgin Tekce, professor of sociology, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey, "Paths to Marriage in Istanbul."
  • Kathryn M. Yount, professor of international health and sociology, Emory University, "Theories of Family Change."
April 12, 2003: Middle East Culture Night: Music, Dancing, Food, and Fun. Live music courtesy of Hasan Koc and friends. 7:00-10:00 p.m., Room 039, Graham Memorial Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the University Center for International Studies, with the cooperation of the Arab Club, Persian Cultural Society, and Muslim Students Association, UNC-CH.

April 13, 2003: Film: "Lola and Billy the Kid" (Germany, 2000, 93 minutes), directed by Kutlug Ataman. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 13, 2003: Film: "Under the Skin of the City" (Iran, 2001, 92 minutes), directed by Rakhashan Bani-Etemad. 8:00 p.m., Richard White Auditorium, East Campus, Duke University. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Contemporary Iranian Cinema."

April 14, 2003: Brian Massumi, adjunct professor of communication, University of Montreal, "Empire of Emotion: George Bush and the Axis of Affect."
3:30 p.m., Toy Lounge, Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Sponsored by the University Program in Cultural Studies, UNC-CH.

April 15, 2003: "The Impact of the War in Iraq on the Domestic U.S." Weekly discussion, "Beyond the Headlines: The War in Iraq." 12:30-1:30 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH. 223 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill.

April 15, 2003: "Teach-in on the War on Iraq." 7:00 p.m., 103 Bingham Hall, UNC-CH. Speakers include:

  • Moderator: Karen Booth, professor of women's studies, UNC-CH
  • Sarah Shields, professor of history, UNC-CH, "Focus on Iraq"
  • Rashmi Varma, professor of English, UNC-CH, "American Empire"
  • Catherine Lutz, professor of anthropology, UNC-CH, "Homeland"
  • Don Nonini, professor of anthropology, UNC-CH, "The War Economy"
  • Howard Machtinger, professor of education, UNC-CH, "The New Peace Movement"
April 17, 2003: Film: "Slogans" (Albania, 2001, 90 minutes), directed by Gjergj Xhuvani. 6:00 p.m., 206 Dey Hall, UNC-CH. Southeast European Film Series, sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 17, 2003: Film: "11"09'01, September 11" (France etc., 2002, 135 minutes), segments directed by Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Shohei Imamura, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, and Danis Tanovic. 7:00 p.m. (note change in time), Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center, West Campus, Duke University. To be followed by a panel discussion. Duke University Screen/Society series, "Reel Evil: Films from the Axis of Evil."

April 18-20, 2003: Annual Workshop on South Asian Islam: "From Competition to Conflict: South Asian Muslim Communities between Local, Day-to-Day Practice and National/Trans-national Religious Ideology." Venue: 240 Franklin Center, Duke University Sponsored by the North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies.

April 18, 2003, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Panel One: Writing Identities: Language, Culture, and Islam in Colonial India
  • Sufia Uddin, professor of religion, University of Vermont, "Writing a Bengali Muslim Identity."
  • Jeffrey Diamond, professor of history, Cornell University, "From Persian to Urdu: The Indian Literati and the Transformation of Perso-Islamic Culture in North-West India."
  • Nielesh Bose, doctoral candidate in history, Tufts University, "Problematizing Culture in Bengali Muslim Society."

April 18, 2003, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Panel Two.

  • Catherine Asher, professor of art history, University of Minnesota, "Negotiating Local and National: Identities, Reconstruction of the Jaipur Jami Mosque."
  • Sandria Freitag, professor of history, University of California at Santa Cruz, "The Indian Muslim Niche Market: Visually Negotiating the 'Local' and the 'Global.'"

April 18, 2003, 6:30 p.m.
Reception. William Dewey, professor of art history, University of Tennessee. Film and Discussion: "Africans in India: Worship at the 'Tombs' of Baba Ghor."

April 19, 2003, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Panel Three: Sufism: At the Crossroads of the Local and the Universal

  • Michel Boivin, research fellow, Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du sud (EHESS/CNRS): "Sharing the Charisma of the Qalander: Consensus and the Instrumentalization of the Cult in the Sacred City of Sehwan Sharif."
  • Anna Bigelow, lecturer in religious studies, University of Virginia, "From Antagonistic Tolerance to Cooperative Exchange: The Logic of Simultaneity at Shared Sacred Sites in India."
  • Rob Rozehnal, doctoral candidate in religion, Duke University, "Faker or Fakir? The Tragedy at Pakpattan and the Public Battle over Sufism in Contemporary Pakistan."

April 19, 2003: 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Panel Four.

  • Asad Ahmed, Chicago, "The Anxieties of Ideology: Islam in the Judicial Imagination."
  • Vazira Zaminder, "Territorial Economy and Nationhood: Muslim Homes in Delhi."
  • Najeeb Jan, doctoral candidate in history, University of Michigan, "Of Beards, Bodies, and Buddhas: The Radical Fatwas of the Deobandis."

April 20, 2003: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Panel Five: Gender in Context: Localizing the Universal

  • Christi Caldwell, consultant, Cultural Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, "The Politicization of Gender Development in Bangladesh."
  • Anita Weiss, professor of international studies, University of Oregon, "Between the Universal and the Local: Constructing Culturally Appropriate Understandings of Women's Rights in Pakistan."

April 20, 3003. 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Wrap Up.

  • Bruce Lawrence, professor of religion, Duke University
  • Tony Stewart, professor of religious studies, North Carolina State University
  • David Gilmartin, professor of history, North Carolina State University
April 20, 2003: Film: "Waalo Fendo: When the Earth Freezes" (Italy, 1998, 65 minutes), directed by Mohammed Soudani. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

April 23, 2003: "Voices for Justice 2003 Tour." 7:00 p.m., Hanes Art Center auditorium, UNC-CH. First-hand accounts from Palestine, as well as music, poetry, video, and paintings inspired by the current situation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, as well as in Iraq. Sponsored by NC Divest; Campaign to End the Cycle of Violence; Coalition for Peace with Justice; Jews for a Just Peace -- NC; Progressive Faculty Network, UNC-CH; Students United for a Responsible Global Environment, UNC-CH; Peace First; NC Peace Action; Internationalist Books; Carolina Palestinian Club; Bridging the Divide: Academics, Activists and Social Justice in the Aftermath of September 11; and the Southern Peace Research and Education Center of the Institute for Southern Studies. Participants include:

  • Ora Wise, Israeli-American peace activist.
  • Nijmie Dzurinko, Arab-American youth activist who recently returned from three months in Palestine working with the International Women's Peace Service.
  • Ellen O'Grady, North Carolina artist who lived and worked in the West Bank and Gaza from 1989-1996 and returned in summer 2002 with the International Solidarity Movement's Freedom Summer Campaign.
  • Gabriella Callender, singer/songwriter/revolutionary and musical director of Mahina Movement.
  • Film: "Amandla Intifada" (Palestine, 2002, 18 minutes), by Big Noise Tactical, a documentary filmmaking collective.
  • Film: "Who's the Terrorist?" (Palestine, 2000, 4 minutes), directed by Jackie Salloum, music by Dam, a Palestinian hip-hop group.
April 24, 2003: "Voices for Justice 2003 Tour." Workshop, 12:00-2:00 p.m., 2518 New Student Union, UNC-CH. For participants and sponsors, see above.

April 26, 2003: Nobo Borsho (Bangla New Year) celebrations featuring Dulal Bhowmik, Bengali folk singer from New Jersey. 6:30 p.m., Long View Center auditorium, 118 South Person Street, Raleigh. Dinner will be served after the program. Tickets: $10, front row $20. RSVP to 919-928-8442. Sponsored by the North Carolina Bengali Association.

April 27, 2003: Film: "Cross-talk" (France, 2000, 13 minutes), directed by Eric Jameux. 7:00 p.m., Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St., Carrboro. "Muslims in Europe" Film Series, sponsored by the Center for European Studies, UNC-CH.

May 5, 2003: David Schimmelpenninck Van der Oye, professor of history, Brock University, and visiting scholar, National Humanities Center, "What Is Russian Orientalism? Reflections on the Relevance of Edward Said." 1:00-2:00 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH, 223 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-CH.

May 9, 2003: 2003 Piedmont Slavic Colloquium. 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Conference Room, University Center for International Studies, UNC-CH, 223 East Franklin St., Chapel Hill. Sponsored by the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, UNC-CH. Graduating students from the M.A. program in Russian and Eastern European Studies present their theses to the public. Presentations include:

  • 11:40 a.m., Josh Wansley, "The Insufficiency of the Tito-ist Interpretation of the Second World War and the Disintegration of Yugoslavia."
May 25, 2003: Concert: M. R. Lotfi, renowned composer and interpreter of Persian traditional music, Celebration of Traditional Persian Music. With recitations of poetry in Persian by Rumi and Hafez, translated into English by Jonathan Kramer, associate director of the department of music, North Carolina State University. 8:00 p.m., Stewart Theatre, North Carolina State University. Tickets: $20 ($25 at the door), $10 with student identification. Children under 8 not admitted. Sponsored by Students of Maestro Lotfi in Raleigh; Music Department, North Carolina State University; and the Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina. [an error occurred while processing this directive]