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The Center for Islamic Studies extends a warm welcome to all new and returning students, instructors, staff and visiting scholars for the academic year 2018-2019. We are honored and grateful to have Professor Mark Massoud, Associate Professor of Politics and Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz as a Visiting Scholar, and Dr. Lilu Chen, PhD in Islamic Studies from Stanford University, working on Muslim-Buddhist dialogue while at the CIS/GTU. We are delighted that Carol Bier, Historian of Islamic Art, will continue her work with the CIS/GTU as Research Scholar and also delighted that Dr. Kei Takahashi from Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan will continue to be a visiting scholar in Islamic Studies with us.
CIS is delighted to share that Carol Bier will be participating in the 16th Biennial Textile Society of America Symposium on the theme of The Social Fabric: Deep Local to Pan Global, held in Vancouver, Sept 19-23. Congratulations!
Congratulations to CIS students, faculty, and visiting scholars who have participated in and led numerous events and conferences around the world this summer and continuing to do so throughout the academic year. We will be highlighting their extraordinary achievements on the CIS webpage.