2006-07 Events

  • Art of being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World
    Wednesday, 30 May 2007 at 12:00 AM in Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University

    Art of being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, free admission.

  • Emine Fetvaci: "Eunuch Mehmed Agha and the Patronage of Islamic Art at the Ottoman Empire"
    Monday, 21 May 2007 at 04:30 PM in Building 200, Room 307

    Emine Fetvaci, "Eunuch Mehmed Agha and the Patronage of Islamic Art at the Ottoman Empire"

  • Bahnam Sadeki: The Qur'an: Quantitative Studies in Style and Chronology"
    Thursday, 17 May 2007 at 07:00 PM in Building 260, Room 113

    Behnam Sadeki, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies. "The Qur'an: Quantitative Studies in Style and Chronology"

  • "The State of Middle East Studies: Knowledge Production in an Age of Empire"
    Thursday, 17 May 2007 at 09:30 AM in Bechtel International Center

    "The State of Middle East Studies: Knowledge Production in an Age of Empire", Assembly Room, Bechtel International Center. (Co-sponsored by the Cultural and Social Anthropology Middle East Research Group, the Culture Club, the Billie Achilles Fund, MSAN, and the Bechtel International Center)

  • "Rethinking the Islamic Library: African Archives, Scholars and the Public"
    Tuesday, 15 May 2007 at 02:00 PM

    Sean Hanretta, Shamil Jeppie, Rudiger Seesemann, Butch Ware, Abdu Salaam,"Rethinking the Islamic Library: African Archives, Scholars and the Public", Bolivar House. (Co-sponsored by the Center for African Studies)

  • Yasmina Khadra: Algeria, Islam and Modernity
    Tuesday, 08 May 2007 at 04:00 PM in Building 200, Room 002

    Yasmina Khadra, acclaimed Algerian author of The Sirens of Baghdad and The Swallows of Kabul. "Algeria, Islam and Modernity", History Department 200-002. (Co-sponsored by Programme Synergie [Service du Livre de l'Ambassade de France et Delegation generale de l'Alliance francaise aux Etats-Unis])

  • Marwan Hamed: "Lily"
    Monday, 07 May 2007 at 06:00 PM in Building 300, Room 300

    An evening with Egyptian Director Marwan Hamed, special screening of his award-winning short film "Lily", Building 300-300. (Co-sponsored by the Middle East Collection of the Stanford University Libraries)

  • Zifa-Alua Auezova: "Sufism in Central Asia: History and Revival in post-Soviet period"
    Thursday, 05 April 2007 at 07:30 PM in Building 60, Room 61H

    Zifa-Alua Auezova, "Sufism in Central Asia: History and Revival in post-Soviet period", Building 60, Rm 61H. (Co-sponsored by the Silk Road Foundation, University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, Miami University, University of Washington in St Louis, Indiana University)

  • Shibley Telhami: "What Arabs Think and Does it Matter?"
    Tuesday, 20 March 2007 at 12:00 PM in Okimoto Conference Room, Encina Hall East

    Shibley Telhami, "What Arabs Think and Does it Matter?" Encina East, 3rd Floor, Daniel and Nancy Okimoto Conference Room. (Co-sponsored by CDDRL, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.)

  • Muslim Women in the Sciences and Engineering
    Sunday, 18 February 2007 at 06:00 PM in Tressider Oak West

    ISLAM AWARENESS MONTH 2007 presents “Muslim Women in the Sciences and Engineering”, Tressider Oak West. Featuring panelists Dina El-Nakhal, Senior Transportation Engineer CalTrans; Dr. Arej Sawani, cardiology, Ellis Hospital & St. Clares Hospital, New York; Ghofrane Benghanem, Biomedical Researcher Merck, 2006 Rensselaer Senior Named One of Top 10 College Women by Glamour Magazine

  • Rajko Grlic: "Karaula"
    Tuesday, 06 February 2007 at 07:00 PM in Cubberly Auditorium

    Rajko Grlic, filmmaker, "Karaula" (Border Post), Cubberley Auditorium. (Co-sponsored by the Mediterranean Studies Forum, the Film and Media Studies Program, CREEES and the Forum on Contemporary Europe)

  • Vali Nasr: The Shia Revival and Politics in the Middle East
    Thursday, 01 February 2007 at 07:30 PM in Kresge Auditorium

    Vali Nasr is a professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Affairs in the Department of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. He has written several books, including Democracy in Iran (2006) and a bestseller, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts within Islam will Shape the Future (2006). He also is the author of The Islamic Leviathan: Islam and the Making of State Power (2001), Mawdudi and the Making of Islamic Revivalism (1996), and was an editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003). Nasr has written on political Islam and the comparative politics of South Asia and the Middle East for leading U.S. newspapers and academic journals. [Listen on iTunes]

  • Vali Nasr: "The Shia Revival and Politics of Change in the Middle East"
    Thursday, 01 February 2007 at 07:30 PM in Kresge Auditorium

    Vali Nasr, "The Shia Revival and Politics of Change in the Middle East"

  • Olivier Roy: The Phenomenon of Conversion
    Wednesday, 24 January 2007 at 12:00 PM

    Olivier Roy, "The Phenomenon of Conversion: from Christianity to Islam, and from Islam to Christianity. A comparison between Salafism and Evangelism". (Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe)

  • Olivier Roy: Islam in Europe
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007 at 07:30 PM in Cubberley Auditorium

    Olivier Roy is research director at the CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research). He holds a state Agrégation in philosophy (1972), a Master's in Persian language and civilization from the Institut National des Langues et Civilizations Orientales (1972), a PhD in political sciences from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques (IEP) in Paris (1996) and has been qualified to supervise PhD candidates since 2001. He currently lectures at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) and the IEP and has acted as consultant to the French Foreign Ministry (Center for Analysis and Forecast) since 1984. Olivier Roy was also a consultant with UNOCA on Afghanistan in 1988, special OSCE representative to Tajikistan (August 1993 to February 1994) and headed the OSCE Mission for Tajikistan from February to October 1994. [Listen on iTunes]

  • Olivier Roy: "Islam in Europe"
    Tuesday, 23 January 2007 at 07:30 PM in Cubberly Auditorium

    Olivier Roy, "Islam in Europe", Cubberley Auditorium. (Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe)

  • Alain Bauer: "Criminal and Terrorist Threats, Evolutions and Ruptures: the French Perspective"
    Monday, 27 November 2006 at 05:15 PM in Building 260, Room 113

    Alain Bauer, "Criminal and Terrorist Threats, Evolutions and Ruptures: the French Perspective". Building 260 (Pigott Hall), Room 113. (Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe and the France-Stanford Center for Interdisciplinary Studies)

  • Daniel Cohn-Bendit: "Europe now: Integration, Society, and Islam in the new Europe"
    Wednesday, 01 November 2006 at 05:30 PM in Bechtel Conference Center

    Daniel Cohn-Bendit, "Europe now: Integration, Society, and Islam in the new Europe", Bechtel Conference Center. (Co-sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Europe, and the Woods Institute)

  • Reza Aslan: Welcome to the Islamic Reformation!
    Tuesday, 24 October 2006 at 07:30 PM in Kresge Auditorium

    Dr. Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, is the founder of AslanMedia.com, an online journal for news and entertainment about the Middle East and the world. Reza Aslan has degrees in Religions from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He serves on the board of directors of the Ploughshares Fund, which gives grants for peace and security issues; Abraham's Vision, an educational, conflict transformation organization for Israeli and Palestinian youths; PEN USA, which champions the rights of writers under siege around the world; and the Levantine Cultural Center, which builds bridges between Americans and the Arab/Muslim world through the arts. [Listen on iTunes]

  • Reza Aslan: Welcome to the Islamic Reformation!
    Tuesday, 24 October 2006 at 07:30 PM in Kresge Auditorium

    Reza Aslan, author of "No god but God: the Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam", "Welcome to the Islamic Reformation!", Kresge Auditorium. Booksigning after the lecture.

  • An Evening with Orhan Pamuk
    Sunday, 22 October 2006 at 06:00 PM in Memorial Auditorium

    Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952. His novels include Cevdet Bey and His Sons (1982), The Black Book (1990), My Name is Red (1998), and Snow (2002). Pamuk's most recent book is Istanbul, a collection of the author's early memoirs and an essay about Istanbul. Apart from three years in New York, he has spent all his life in the same district of Istanbul, and he now lives in the building where he was raised. Pamuk's books have been translated into more than 40 languages. [Listen on iTunes]

  • Anwar Ibrahim, "Democracy and the Muslim World"
    Wednesday, 11 October 2006 at 04:30 PM in Bechtel Conference Center

    Anwar Ibrahim, "Democracy and the Muslim World", Bechtel Conference Center. (Co-sponsored by the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, and the Southeast Asia Forum at the Walter H.Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center)

  • Iranian Book Reading
    Wednesday, 11 October 2006 at 04:00 PM in Bender Room, Bing Wing, Green Library

    Iranian Book Reading: "Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora"

  • Arab Film Festival
    Monday, 11 September 2006 at 12:00 AM

    Arab Film Festival at Stanford

  • Robert Crews: "From Holy War to Holy Alliance:Islam and the Russian Empire"
    Wednesday, 01 March 2006 at 07:00 PM in Building 260, Room 113

    Robert Crews, "From Holy War to Holy Alliance:Islam and the Russian Empire", Building 260 (Pigott Hall) Room 113. (Co-sponsored by CREEES, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, and CEAS, Center for East Asian Studies)