10/12/17 “Feminism in Islam”

“Feminism in Islam”

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Reading Room
William F. Starr Hall
45 Elizabeth St.
Hartford, CT 06105-2290
The Muslim Law Students’ Association is collaborating with the Women Law Students’ Association and Diversity Committee to bring a panel of female Muslim attorneys. They will be taking us on a journey through women’s rights, 600 A.D. to the present, discussing female empowerment and feminism in Islam. Dinner will be served.
Attorney Tahirah Amatul-Wadud

Attorney Uswah Khan

Mubarakah Ibrahim

For more information, please contact: Elaf Al-Wohaibi-


11/06/2017 “Rebel Power: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win”

Prof. Peter Krause (Boston College)

Monday, November 6, 2017

12:15 pm

Oak 438

Co-sponsored by Middle East Studies and the Department of Political Science

Based on years of fieldwork and interviews in the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe, Krause’s new book Rebel Power explains why some national movements like the Zionists, Algerians, and Irish have been able to establish independent states like Israel, Algeria, and Ireland while others like the Palestinians, Kurds, and Basques have not. Furthermore, the book explains how nationalist groups like the Haganah and Irgun, Fatah and Hamas, and the IRA and SDLP cooperate to gain independence while simultaneously competing with each other to lead it, as well as why they opt for violent or nonviolent methods.

10/16/2017 “Who is the Muslim Woman?”

Dr. Afshan Jafar (associate professor of sociology at Connecticut College)

Monday, October 16, 2017

3:00 pm

Class of ’47 Room

Co-Sponsored by Sociologists for Women in Society, UConn Departments of Sociology and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Program in Middle East Studies

The talk will trace the trajectory of Dr. Jafar’s journey in writing about Muslim women as well as discuss the common misconceptions and perceptions regarding Muslim women in the global North.

3/23/2017 Film screening of “Tickling Giants”

Oak 101, 6:30pm

In the midst of the Egyptian Arab Spring, Bassem Youssef makes a decision to leave his job as a heart surgeon to become a full-time comedian. Dubbed, “The Egyptian Jon Stewart,” Bassem creates the satirical show, Al Bernameg. The weekly program quickly becomes the most viewed television program in the Middle East, with 30 million viewers per episode.

Discussion afterwards led by political science Profs. Oksan Bayulgen, Stephen B. Dyson, Tom Hayes, and  Jeremy Pressman

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science, Middle East Studies, Humanities House, Global House, and Global Affairs

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10/8 War and Peace in Islam

North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) presents the 45th Annual Conference: “War and Peace in Islam”

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 8:30am – 6:30pm (Lunch will be provided.)
Location: Harvard University

Registration is required.  Please click here.

Cosponsored By:
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic
Studies Program at Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Contact Michael Currier ( for more information.