IIIT organized the first of a series of on-day seminars on American Muslim identity on Saturday, May 7th, 2011. The seminar, entitled “American Muslim Identity: Contexts, Dynamics, challenges & Prospects”, brought together twenty five scholars, intellectuals, experts and community leaders from diverse academic backgrounds, professions and community organizations.
IIIT launched its 5th annual Summer Students Program in Islamic Studies for graduate and senior undergraduate students on June 13, 2011. This year’s program offers five core courses in Islamic studies including Quran and Sunna, Islamic History and Civilization, Contemporary Islamic Thought, Islamic Jurisprudence and Muslim World Affairs. In addition, four seminars covering Islamic Reform movements, Islamic Finance, Faith-Based Entrepreneurship and Muslim organizations will be offered.
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Special Issue: Muslims and Political Change
Guest Editors: Dr. Malik Mufti (Tufts University )& Dr. Katherine Bullock (University of Toronto)
IIIT hosted Dr. Louay Safi, Common Word Fellow at Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding (ACMCU), the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, on Friday, May 27, 2011. Dr. Louay spoke on Christian Muslim Encounters: Conflict, Cooperation and Convergence. The presentation was based
on research work he is conducting, supported by IIIT, with the aim of producing a book manuscript before
the end of 2011.
IIIT hosted Dr. Timur Yuskaev, Assistant Professor of Contemporary Islam and Director of Islamic Chaplaincy Program at the Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT on Friday, April 22nd. Dr. Yuskaev delivered a lecture on the emerging American Muslim interpretations of the Qur’an, entitled “A Spoken Qur’an: American Voices”.