Iran Takes a Conservative Turn

Posted by the University of Pittsburgh:

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) was signed in 2015, in hopes of moving Iran's domestic and foreign policies in a moderate and reformist direction. However, while Iran completed its commitments, the United States failed to lift sanctions, actually imposing new sanctions under different pretexts. This further emboldened JCPOA oppositionists to further undermine the JCPOA.


Blasphemy laws in Islam and in Muslim-majority countries

*Recording of the following webinar*


Professor Sahar Aziz (Moderator)


Prof. Khaled Abou Elfadl
UCLA Law School

Mustafa Akyol
Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

Prof. Ahmet Kuru
San Diego State University

Dr. Basheer Ahmed
Southwestern Medical School, Dallas TX

Dr. Radwan A. Masmoudi
President, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy



Recording of May 2022 Art and the Black Muslim Image Conference

A Zoom discussion on the essays from "Black Muslim Portraiture in the Modern Atlantic", The Muslim World Journal - Special Issue

These conversations focus on five Black art figures of Muslim heritage: (1) Ayuba Suleiman Diallo (2) Yarrow Mamout, (3) Joseph Cinqué (4) Omar Ibn Sayyid and (5) The Bashi-Bazouk. They offer various interpretations, but this is precisely the reason this conversation is so vital. Then there's the fact that these images are all of men and Black people, allowing us to question the male bias and racial assumptions in modern visual culture.


AAS Digital Dialogue Critical Muslim Studies (Part 4).

The fourth installment of an ongoing series of conversations on “Critical Muslim Studies” feature panelists Ahmed Afzal, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, and contributing faculty in the Department of Asian American Studies at California State University, Fullerton; Mujahid Osman, PhD Student at Emory University, and Hadeth Rassol MA Student, York University in Torontowith moderator Neda Maghbouleh.Canada Research Chair in Migration, Race, and Identity and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga and St. George campuses


Dr. Muqtedar Khan, "Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan"

New ACMCU Event Video

"Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan"

with Dr. Muqtedar Khan

In case you missed our event last month, "Islam and Good Governance: A Political Philosophy of Ihsan," with Dr. Muqtedar Khan please find a full streaming version of his presentation below.

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Building Bridges Podcast: New Episode featuring Dr. Yasir Qadhi

New Episode of ACMCU's
Building Bridges Podcast

Featuring: Dr. Yasir Qadhi,
Dean of Academic Affairs
at the Islamic Seminary of America

For this month's episode of ACMCU's Building Bridges podcast, we speak with Dr. Yasir Qadhi, Dean of Academic Affairs at the Islamic Seminary of America and Professor of Religious Studies at Rhodes College.


Muslim Brotherhood in the Gulf: Allies or Enemies?

A talk by Dr. Ali A. Alkandari, at the Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. Dr Alkandari is an instructor of Modern and Contemporary GCC History at Kuwait University. He holds a PhD in Arabic and Islamic Studies from University of Exeter and Master of Arts in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. Ali works on Islamism and Political Legitimacy in GCC where he published few of articles and participated in several talks on media, conferences, and universities


The History of African American Islam

Rasul Miller is a PhD candidate and a William Fontaine fellow of Africana Studies and History at the University of Pennsylvania. Rasul received his BA in Economics and African and African American Studies from Duke University. His research interests include Muslim movements in 20th century America and their relationship to Black internationalist thought and West African intellectual history. He serves as editor and contributing writer for the history section of Sapelo Square, an award winning online platform dedicated to the experiences of Black Muslims.


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