Events


FEB
22
Date:
Thursday, 22 Feb 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Journeys Book Club—The Arab of the Future: A Childhood in the Middle East (1978-1984) by Riad Sattouf, led by Emine Evered (History)

Part of the MSU Comics Forum

Join us for a new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book discussion series. This year we will be reading from a variety of genres on the pressing topics of racism, war, and genocide. Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. 
 
Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing

Feb. 22, 7pm, MSU Main Library (Green Room)

MAR
13
Date:
Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Journeys Book Club—This Muslim American Life by Moustafa Bayoumi, led by Leila Tarakji, PhD candidate, Department of English.

Co-sponsored by Truth Racial Healing & Transformation of Metro Lansing
 
Join us for a new Muslim Journeys scholar-led book discussion series. This year we will be reading from a variety of genres on the pressing topics of racism, war, and genocide. Participants are encouraged to read the book ahead of time. 
 
Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing

March 13, 7pm, MSU Main Library (Green Room)

MAR
14
Date:
Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
James Madison College Library (332 Case Hall)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Antisemitism and Islamophobia panel

Panel on recognizing and combating antisemitism and Islamophobia. Participants: Yael Aronoff, Amy Simon, Kirsten Fermaglich, and Mohammed Khalil (Religious Studies and Muslim Studies). Additional participants TBA.

March 14, 7pm, James Madison College Library (332 Case Hall)

Co-sponsored with James Madison College and the Jewish Studies Program

James Madison College Library (332 Case Hall)
Panel on recognizing and combating antisemitism and Islamophobia. Participants: Yael Aronoff, Amy Simon, Kirsten Fermaglich, and Mohammed Khalil (Religious Studies and Muslim Studies). Additional participants TBA.

 

MAR
20
Date:
Tuesday, 20 Mar 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Charles Butterworth (Maryland), "Philosophy and Religion: Milk-Sisters or Mortal Enemies?" (an exploration of the teachings of Abu Nasr Alfarabi and Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd, or Averroes)

March 20, Noon, 303 International Center

  Emeritus professor of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland, College Park, Charles Butterworth specializes in medieval Arabic and Islamic political philosophy.  Pursuit of this academic interest has permitted him to live and study in most of the Arabic speaking countries of the Middle East and North Africa as well as in Europe.  From time to time, he has lectured and taught at universities in the Middle East, North Africa, West Africa, Western Europe and Central Europe.

    Professor Butterworth's publications include critical editions of most of the Middle Commentaries written by Averroes on Aristotle's logic; translations of books and treatises by Averroes, Alfarabi, and Alrazi, as well as Maimonides; and studies of different aspects of the political teaching of these and other thinkers in the ancient, medieval, and modern tradition of philosophy.  Butterworth has also written monograph analyses of the political thought of Frantz Fanon and Jean-Jacques Rousseau.  He is a member of several learned organizations and past-president of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies (ACSIS) as well as of the Société Internationale pour l'Étude de l'Histoire de la Philosophie et la Science Arabe et Islamique (SIHSPAI).
    Trained in political philosophy and Arabic as well as Islamic civilization at the University of Chicago, where he received an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science, Charles Butterworth has also studied at the University of Ayn Shams in Egypt, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Nancy in France (receiving a doctorate in philosophy from the latter).  He received his B.A. from Michigan State University.

MAR
26
Date:
Monday, 26 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
TBA
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Cosponsored Event: Film Screening of Thrust into Heaven, followed by discussion with director Jűrgen Schaflechner (Princeton)

March 26 (details t.b.a.):

Jűrgen Schaflechner studied Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Heidelberg. His doctoral degree was based on an interdisciplinary work in Literary Studies and Anthropology. Currently, He work as an Assistant Professor at the South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg.

Some of the research topics he has recently engaged with include politics and populism among 'precarious' communities in Pakistan, South Asian ritual journeys and migration, Urdu pulp fiction, and documentary film.

His interest in fiIm making began with a small project, a short film on the Hinglaj pilgrimage in Baluchistan, Pakistan. Since then he has revisited many of his research topics through various shorts and documentary films.

MAR
27
Date:
Tuesday, 27 Mar 2018
Time:
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Location:
MSU Main Library Green Room (4 West)
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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Muslim Journeys Book Club Lecture— "Jihad in Islamic Scripture and Thought"

Mohammad Khalil, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, adjunct professor of Law, & Director of the Muslim Studies Program
 
Co-sponsored by the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Greater Lansing

March 27, 7pm, MSU Main Library (Green Room):

MAR
29
Date:
Thursday, 29 Mar 2018
Time:
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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A Lecture by Rudolph "Butch" Ware, author of The Walking Qur'an

March 29, noon, 303 International Center

Prof Ware is an Associate Professor, Department of History, at the University of Michigan.  His fields of study include Premodern Africa and Islam in Africa.  He is the author of  The Walking Qur'an, which explores  what it means to be studying in Qur'an schools in West Africa and how these taalibes were an embodiment of Islamic knowledge and propelled into becoming Walking Qur'an. 

 

APR
12
Date:
Thursday, 12 Apr 2018
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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11th Annual MSP Conference (Theme: "Locating Muslim Cinema(s)")

featuring keynote speaker Walter Armbrust (Oxford) and the following presenters: Sharofat Arabova (Tajikistan), Kaveh Askari (MSU), Imed Ben Labidi (Doha Institute), Fakhri Haghani (Rutgers), Amir Hussain (Loyola Marymount), Kristian Petersen (Nebraska), and Sitara Thobani (MSU)

April 12-13 

APR
13
Date:
Friday, 13 Apr 2018
Time:
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location:
303 International Center
Department:
Muslim Studies Center
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11th Annual MSP Conference (Theme: "Locating Muslim Cinema(s)") 

featuring keynote speaker Walter Armbrust (Oxford) and the following presenters: Sharofat Arabova (Tajikistan), Kaveh Askari (MSU), Imed Ben Labidi (Doha Institute), Fakhri Haghani (Rutgers), Amir Hussain (Loyola Marymount), Kristian Petersen (Nebraska), and Sitara Thobani (MSU)

April 12-13