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March

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, OE 105

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Vahidmanesh on economic development in the Middle East region, focusing on Iran, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. She will also specifically address inequality of opportunity and its impact on dynamics of social mobility in the region.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 100

Join us for a lecture by Dr. James J. Zogby, president and co-founder of the Arab American Institute.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 302

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Sadia Mahmood, a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence for the year 2017-2018 at Champlain College in Vermont. She will lead an analysis of contemporary Hindu caste and schedule caste political discourse in Pakistan.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 100

Join us for a special lecture by James Piscatori, professor at Australian National University's Center for Arab and Islamic Studies. In his presentation, Piscatori will consider the reasons for and possibilities of both liberalizing and radicalizing trends in modern Muslim societies.

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SASC 302

Join us for a presentation by Donna Nevel on Islamophobia from the perspective of a Jewish American partner in the movement to challenge anti-Muslim racism.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502-503

How can we best understand and account for the “clash of civilizations” in both international relations and selected countries? Most analyses of this topic starts from Samuel Huntington’s treatises in the early to mid 1990s. In the 25 years since then, the “clash of civilizations” has been a hot topic, particularly at the United Nations. Lecture by Jeffrey Haynes, London Metropolitan University

May

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 503

Islamic mysticism, also known as Sufism, is a part of Islam that believes in the interconnected nature of all beings. Join us for a journey into the beautiful history of Islam and how the Islamic faith has contributed to tolerance, understanding and peace for centuries. Lecture by Dr. Iqbal Akhtar, Department of Religious Studies

June

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Venue:GC 243

According to Islamic belief, Ramadan commemorates the first revelation of the Quran from God to the Prophet Muhammad, through the angel Gabriel. This communal breaking of the fast welcomes Muslims and non-Muslims alike to come together in a celebratory meal. It will begin with a short lecture on the history of Ramadan and fasting within Islam, and will go on to discuss the many variations of fasting within different religious communities. RSVP at FIUIftar2018.eventbrite.com

September

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Venue:GL 220

The following event will consist of a roundtable discussion with FIU faculty experts and Emgage USA. It will discuss the upcoming midterm elections and the different dynamics and impact they have within the local Muslim community.

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will examine the implications of how social media, specifically Snapchat,is used by women in Saudi Arabia and how it is changing the status quo.

October

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will explore the various dynamic components of cultural fusion which took place during the pre-Mughal, Mughal and post-Mughal era in the Daulatabad and Aurangabad.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational United Church of Christ

Longtime friends Rabbi Steven Engel, Senior Imam Muhammad Musri, and the Rev. Bryan Fulwider, take a religiously inclusive approach to improving our world. In their weekly program on Orlando public radio, the so-called Three Wise Guys tackle pressing social issues while calling upon each of us to use the values and tools of faith to overcome fear and intolerance. Only through such efforts can the human race flourish.

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Venue:RB 120

In this lecture, we'll be discussing the Rohingya and their current political situation.

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Venue:SIPA 503

This lecture will discuss the centuries-long process that led Ali, the fourth caliph of the Islamic empire, to transform from a heretic to a saint among early transmitters of hadith.

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Venue:Southwest Regional Library

This workshop will help shed light on some of the biases and bullying that youth in the Muslim community face due to their faith.

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Venue:GC 355

The Jaffer Center will be co-sponsoring an event led by the Muslim Student Association (MSA) at FIU. The annual Hijab-A-Thon event gives all women who are interested an opportunity to wear a hijab for the day. The event will conclude with a Banquet style dinner in the evening where participants can reflect on their experiences of wearing a hijab.

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Venue:Graham Center 280

Donna Nevel, a Jewish American partner in the movement to challenge anti-Muslim racism, will discuss the multiple manifestations of Islamophobia in the US, as well as U.S. domestic and foreign policy and the relationship between Islamophobia and Israeli politics.

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Venue:FIU MMC- Graham Center 243

Join us for a discussion about the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI and its consequences for the Middle East. RSVP required. Please RSVP at fiujuancole.eventbrite.com

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Venue:Islamic Center of Greater Miami, 4305 NW 183 St. Miami Gardens

Middle East expert Juan Cole will discuss his new book "Muhammad: Prophet of Peace amid the Clash of Empires" where he takes us back to the origin story of Islam and Prophet Muhammad. In his book, Dr. Cole highlights the story of how peace is the rule and not the exception for one of the world's most practiced religions.

November

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will discuss the message of social justice and ethics expounded by Imam Hussain while living in a society distracted by social media and driven by materialist consumerism.

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Venue:6669 SW 59th Place. South Miami

While Sharia has become a familiar term in the media and on political campaigns, it is still widely misunderstood. Join us for an important conversation on Sharia by Professor of Islamic Studies, Dr. Liyakat Takim.

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Venue:10554 NW 132nd Street, Hialeah

Join us for a compelling conversation with Dr. Liyakat Takim as he presents a portrait of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Venue:GC 280

This lecture will explore the legacy of Khomeini's declarations on "commanding right and forbidding wrong" in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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Venue:SIPA Building 1st Floor

Join us for a special presentation and reception marking the closing of the exhibition “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan”.

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Venue:Jewish Museum of Florida- FIU, 301 Washington Ave.,Miami Beach

Join us for a compelling presentation that goes beyond the headlines to explore issues related to tolerance and coexistence on the part of Muslims towards Jews and Judaism, and Jews towards Muslims and Islam.

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Venue:GC280

Join us as we discuss the history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. This lecture will also discuss contemporary issues within Israel and Palestine, including the significance of Jerusalem, President Trump’s “Deal of the Century”, the current “Great March of Return” protests in Gaza, and prospects for a lasting peace.