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Friday, January 23, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop: Special Events | January 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This week's topic: Charlie Hebdo: Islam, Muslims, and Free Speech

The recent attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris has brought the perceived tension between Muslim minorities and the “West” into sharp focus. This event has highlighted issues relating to immigration, Islamophobia, the strengthening of the political right in France, the Israel-Palestine conflict, and the rise of ISIS,...   More >

Friday, January 30, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop: Special Events | January 30 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This week's topic: Continued Reflections on Charlie Hebdo: French Secularism and Minorities in France

In the weeks following the attacks in Paris on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a Jewish supermarket, many commentators have raised questions about the compatibility of Islam and free speech. Others have examined more deeply the contradictions and paradoxes of French secularism, and the ways in...   More >