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March 31: Two Decades Later: Islamophobia in the War on Terror (Online Event)

March 31: Two Decades Later: Islamophobia in the War on Terror (Online Event)

The Johns Hopkins University Program in Islamic Studies invites you to a virtual conversation on Islamophobia in the United States two decades after September 11, 2001. We focus on a new book by scholar and organizer, Dr. Maha Hilal, who tells the powerful story of two decades of the War on Terror, and how the […]

Niloofar Haeri Wins Fatema Mernissi Book Award

Islamic Studies Chair Niloofar Haeri has been chosen the winner of the Middle East Studies Association’s Fatema Mernissi Book Award, which honors the best work in studies of gender, sexuality, and women’s lived experience. The announcement was made at the 2021 MESA Awards Virtual Ceremony held December 1, 2021. The award is also announced on […]

Afghanistan Teach-In Recording

The Afghanistan virtual teach-in panel held by the Program in Islamic Studies on October 28 is now available for viewing. The panel hosted presentations from Professor Shah Mahmoud Hanifi of James Mason University, Professor Wazhmah Osman from Temple University, politician and author Nargis Nehan, and activist and journalist Basir Bita.