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CIS News for November 2016

News and Updates from the GTU Center for Islamic Studies

Congratulations to GTU PhD candidate Waqas Sajjad who will be presenting a paper, titled, “The Ulama in Pakistan: Manufacturing History and Identity in British India” at a conference on “Inhabiting the Past: Memory and Politics in Twentieth-Century South Asia,” to be held on Nov 4, at the University of Chicago.

CIS will be joining the UC Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project (IRDP) on Tues, Nov 1 from 7-10 pm, to hold a “Teach-In on America’s Racial Imaginary and Election Cycles,” to be held at Sibley Auditorium, UC Berkeley.

Islamic Art Historian and CIS Visiting Scholar, Carol Bier, and Magnes Curator and UCB Visiting Professor, Dr. Francesco Spagnolo, will present perspectives on Jewish Art and Islamic Art. This event is part of the joint CJS/CIS Madrasa-Midrasha Program and will be held on Thurs, Nov 22, 12:45-2:30 pm at the Magnes Museum Auditorium , 2121 Allston Way in Berkeley.

CIS Director Dr. Munir Jiwa will be holding a series of discussions on the BAMPFA exhibit, Fernando Botero: Art for Human Rights, focusing on the Abu Ghraib series. The exhibit will be held Nov 2-13 at BAMPFA. For more info, contact: rkosba@gtu.edu