Tag Archives: Islamic Civilization & Societies

The War on Terror: A progress report

Counterterrorism and Middle East security expert Daniel Byman, a senior fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will present “A Progress Report on the War on Terror” on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. Byman’s … Continue reading

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After Baghdad fell

Best-selling author Kanan Makiya, professor of Middle Eastern studies at Brandeis University, will speak about his new book, The Rope (Pantheon Books, 2016), on Nov. 10 at 6 p.m. in McGuinn Auditorium. The Rope is unflinching novel about Iraqi failure in the … Continue reading

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Islamic Exceptionalism

Shadi Hamid, a senior fellow in the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution, will conduct an author talk on—and signing for—his new book, Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over … Continue reading

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Thieves of State

Award-winning journalist and author Sarah Chayes will present “Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security” on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Chayes is a senior associate the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where her … Continue reading

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Muslim women and Islamic law

Natana J. DeLong-Bas, assistant professor of the practice in the Theology Department and Islamic Civilization and Societies Program, will present “Muslim Women and Islamic Law: Myths and Realities” on Oct. 15 at 5:30 p.m. in the Heights Room of Corcoran Commons. She is editor-in-chief … Continue reading

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Talk by US diplomat

William Rugh, former U.S. Ambassador to Yemen and the United Arab Emirates, will speak at Boston College on Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 305. Rugh, whose career in US foreign service spanned 30 years, is the author or … Continue reading

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Iran and the U.S.

Barbara Slavin, an expert on U.S. foreign policy and the author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies: Iran, the U.S. and the Twisted Path to Confrontation, will speak at on Mar. 16 at 5 p.m. in Devlin Hall, room 008.  A … Continue reading

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