As the Jaffer Center celebrated its first year anniversary, WLRN was there to tell the tale.
Taking on tough issues like Islamophobia and bullying; the role of the Jewish community in fighting anti-Muslim racism; and prospects for peace in the Middle East, the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies at FIU has reached its one-year anniversary and several important milestones, including the expansion of undergraduate and graduate certificate programs in Middle East and Muslim World Studies.
The Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies hosted the First Annual Iftar Dinner, a celebratory meal in observance of Ramadan this week. The event was a community gathering of Muslims and non-Muslims and featured talks by Dr. Mohsin Jaffer, Dr. Mohiaddin Mesbahi and others on the traditions of the holy month of Ramadan. To view the video and photos from the event, click the headline above.
Over the last decades, research has largely dismantled the earlier, in its origins colonial narrative of a sweeping intellectual, religious and cultural decline of the Islamicate world during the late medieval period. Nevertheless, very recent publications repeat one of the fundamental building blocks of the decline narrative by contending that the courts of late medieval Islamicate rulers lacked the internal diversity necessary to function as hubs of religious and intellectual life.
Join us for a discussion about the Khosti refugees who belong to the border region between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Stranded between the border politics of two nations, the Khosti Afghans from Pakistan are forced to stay as undocumented migrants. Lecture by Dr. Aparna Malaviya.
Join us for a Round table discussion on the Rohingya Crisis. This event is co-sponsored by the Jaffer Center for Muslim World Studies and the Holocaust and Genocide Studies Program.
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