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The Scholar’s Touch.  An online article in by Navid Kermani, on German scholar Angelika Neuwirth.

The Islamic scholar Angelika Neuwirth has had a greater impact on Koranic research in Germany than anyone else in recent decades. What she has to say is revolutionary – not only for Muslims, but also for Europe. Salafists, in particular, could learn a great deal from her.

Muslims in America: Hearing Their Story (What we need to do to counter bigotry), newspaper article in the Belmont Citizen-Herald covering a public forum held at Belmont’s Beth El Temple Center.  Speakers at the forum:  Ali Asani, Shannon Erwin and Asif Razvi.


Islam in Eurasia: A Policy Volume, edited by Thomas W. Simmons, Jr.; Courtesy of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies

“Debating Sharia Law, Digitally”  Harvard Magazine article featuring Intisar A. Rabb.

“Have pictures of Muhammad always been forbidden?”  BBC news article by John McManus.

Jocelyne Cesari talks with The Takeaway on the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris.

Ali Asani is featured in an article on the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, International Business Times.


Jocelyne Cesari discusses how the Western world should differentiate between Islam and Islamism in a UTalk video.

An op-ed by Jocelyne Cesari, entitled “Integration of Muslims Beyond Socioeconomic Opportunity,” appears in The New York Times.


Harvard Gazette covers the Harvard Divinity School discussion panel on religious studies’ role in reducing world conflicts. Dr. Jocelyne Cesari, Lecturer in Islamic Studies, participated in the conversation.

“European Conundrum: Integration of Muslims or Securitisation of Islam?” by Dr. Jocelyne Cesari appears in World Review.

dna India interviews Professor Ali Asani in Mumbai about Muslim life today, from India and South Asia to the Arab world.

Professor Ali Asani participated in a panel discussion in Mumbai on “The Foundations and Future of Identity Politics.” The Harvard South Asia Institute reports on the event.

The Washington Post publishes an op-ed by Jocelyne Cesari, Director of the Islam in the West Program at Harvard: “What to remember in Syria from Iraq’s sectarian war.”

The Harvard Gazette reports on a recent roundtable held at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, during which Harvard Professors Tarek Masoud and E. Roger Owen offered expert insights into the politics of Egypt’s unrest and Muslim Brotherhood.

Jocelyne Cesari blogs for The Huffington Post about Egypt’s chances for democracy in the wake of President Morsi’s ouster.

The Guardian publishes “A Marshall Plan for the Middle East?”, an op-ed by Islam in the West scholar Jocelyne Cesari.

Pakistan’s Dawn newspaper covers Shehzad Roy’s visit to Harvard on April 17.

The Harvard Crimson highlights Islamic Awareness Month, a series of student events organized by the Harvard Islamic Society.

An article in Arab News covers a recent show of works by Harvard Extension School instructor and master calligrapher Huda Totonji’s students.

Jocelyne Cesari explains new findings from the Islam in the West Program in a short video interview with Georgetown University’s Berkeley Center.

Listen to a talk by Jean-Pierre Filiu, Professor of Middle East Studies at Sciences Po, entitled “Revolution, Islamism, and Jihadism in North Africa.” Associate Professor Tarek Masoud of the Harvard Kennedy School moderated.

An exhibit of Harvard Extension School student calligraphy was held at Arts @ 29 Garden, featuring the work of master calligrapher Huda Totonji.

Arab News covers recent statements from the Christian Science Monitor calling Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Princess Ameerah among the world’s most influential Saudis, and refers to the Alwaleed Program at Harvard.

Ali Asani discusses misconceptions of Islamic law and tribal custom with Jenny Attiyeh of ThoughtCast, in partnership with the Harvard Extension School.


The Washington Post and Harvard Magazine reported that Harvard Divinity School Professor Leila Ahmed won the University of Louisville’s prestigious Grawemeyer Award for her most recent book, “A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America.”

The Harvard Divinity School features the work of Prof. Ahmed Ragab, a physician and historian who studies the history of the Islamic hospital.

Gurney Professor of History, Roy Mottahedeh, participated in a panel discussion at Columbia University. Watch this panel entitled “Iran: A History of Shia Juridical Thought.”

Senegal’s Sud FM Radio interviewed Professor Ousmane Oumar Kane about the Arab Spring and its ramifications in West Africa.

Public Radio International profiled Chinese master calligrapher Haji Noor Deen, and interviewed Alwaleed Program Director Kathryn Coughlin. The profile follows Haji Noor Deen’s visit to Harvard in April, and an exhibit of his works over the summer of 2012.

Ahmed Ragab, Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion, participated in a discussion on “Body and Soul in the Study of Religion” with fellow Harvard faculty at the Center for the Study of World Religions. Watch the video.

The Boston Globe quoted Prof. Ali Asani in an article on how Muslims limit their consumption of “frivolous media and electronic communication” during the fasting month of Ramadan.

The Harvard Gazette covered an exhibit of Haji Noor Deen’s scrolls, which showcase a style reflecting both traditional Chinese and Islamic calligraphy. The exhibit was co-sponsored by the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Harvard Asia Center, and followed on the heels of the artist’s visit to Harvard in April.

Gulf News reported that the Qatar Foundation with support from Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy is planning to open a graduate law program in Qatar.

Nicholas Burns, The Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. Undersecretary of State, discusses the critical issues at stake with U.S.-Iranian relations in this short video.

Ali Asani delivered an “Interfaith Lecture” for the Chautauquan Institution on Islam and water, viewable here.

The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program and the Harvard South Asia Initiative were delighted to host a delegation of Pakistani educators visiting the United States through the Pakistani Education Leadership Program at Plymouth State University, funded by the U.S. Department of State.

In July, Professor Ali Asani was featured in a short video entitled Allah on Bath Avenue, about Muslims living in Brooklyn, NY. The video is part of a series examining faith and spirituality across New York City.

Harvard Divinity School announced the appointment of Professor Ousmane Kane as Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Religion and Society with a focus on Africa. He will be based at the HDS where he will begin teaching in the spring of 2013. Prof. Kane is a specialist on West and North African Islam who has received exceptionally broad interdisciplinary training in Arabic and Islamic Studies, drawing on disciplines such as philology, linguistics, political science, and anthropology.

Watch Mark Elliott, Mark Schwartz Professor of Chinese and Inner Asian History, give the 73rd George Morrison Lecture at The Australian National University on June 20, 2012. His talk was entitled ‘Reinventing the Manchus: An Imperial People in Post-Imperial China’.

Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life at Harvard, introduces a panel on “Representing Women: Culture, Religion, and Revolution” at Radcliffe in this video.

Hashim Sarkis moderated the Radcliffe Institute‘s forum “Public Places, Alternative Spaces”.

Afsaneh Najmabadi discusses Qajar Iran digital archive project at White House.

The Harvard Gazette reported that Afsaneh Najmabadi, Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard, presented work on her project Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran at a White House event titled “Exploring Communities of Muslim Women Throughout History.”

Noah Feldman, Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School, delivers a talk at TEDxUChicago in this video.

Malika Zeghal writes on her blog, On Islam and Politics, about the reemergence of the Zaytuna mosque post-Arab uprisings.

Diana Eck, Director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard, speaks at the annual Veritas Forum on “Myths about Pluralism”. Watch here.

The Harvard Gazette featured Richard Wolf’s course on South Asian music.

The Carr Center hosted Steve Caton for a talk on “The Politics of Water Governance in Yemen”.

Roger Owen spoke on April 16, 2012 as part of the Belfer Center’s Middle East Initiative Speaker Series: “Exploring the Transition to Democracy in the Arab Region.”

04/13 – 04/14/12
Watch a lecture on the Tunisian Revolution and the Arab Spring, delivered by Malika Zeghal, Alwaleed Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, at the Mahindra Humanities Center’s conference “How to End a Revolution.”

04/12 – 04/14/12
Gulru Necipoglu and Alina Payne of the Department of the History of Art and Architecture organized and hosted the two and a half day conference “Ornament as Portable Culture: Between Globalism and Localism”. The conference sought to consider recent trends in relation to historical precedents, to develop a new conceptual framework and to open a dialogue between different fields of specialization in the arts and architecture, intersecting with the subject of ornament.

The Harvard Gazette covered the Radcliffe Institute’s symposium “Women Making Democracy,” where Prof. Leila Ahmed spoke.

04/7 – 04/8/12
The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Program held the Fourth Annual Alwaleed Islamic Studies Conference, entitled “Contemporary Expressions of Islam in African American Communities”The Harvard Crimson covered the conference, which can be viewed here.

03/29 – 03/30/12
The Harvard Radcliffe Institute hosted the “Women Making Democracy” conference. Malika Zeghal, Alwaleed Professor Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life moderated a panel called “Representing Women: Culture, Religion, and Revolution” on March 29 (video here). Hashim Sarkis, Aga Khan Professor of Architecture and Urbanism in Muslim Societies, moderated a panel on “Public Places, Alternative Spaces” (video here). The Harvard Gazette covered the Keynote Speech by Egyptian journalist Shahira Amin, noting that Harvard Divinity School Professor Leila Ahmed joined the discussion.

Clark Art Institute published the lecture video of David Roxburgh presenting his paper titled, “Troubles with Perspective: Case Studies in Picture-Making from Qajar Iran in the 1800s,” at the 2011 Clark Conference, In the Wake of the Global Turn: Propositions for an “Exploded” Art History without Borders.

Ahmed Ragab delivered the lecture inaugurating his appointment as the Richard T. Watson Assistant Professor of Science and Religion at Harvard Divinity School.

03/24 – 03/25/12
The Tenth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, entitled “Islamic Finance and Development,” was covered by the website of the Harvard Law School.

E. Roger Owen appeared on Bloomberg News to talk about Egypt’s oil supply and economy.

Jocelyne Cesari’s op-ed titled “Behind the Us vs. Them Mentality” is featured in The New York Times Opinion Pages.

Harvard Divinity School Dean William Graham delivered the keynote address at the 2012 HDS Leadership Day, entitled “Why Study Religion in the Twenty-first Century?” in this video from the Harvard Divinity School.

Professor Leila Ahmed joined Hauwa Ibrahim, Nigerian defense attorney, WSRP Research Assocate, and author of Practicing Shariah Law,in conversation at the Harvard Divinity School on “Women’s Rights in a Man’s World: Adjudicating, Interpreting, and Enforcing Shariah Law in Islam”. Watch here.

Harvard Gazette covered the discussion panel comprised of the directors of the six Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centers around the world, including Prof. Ali Asani, as well as Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal.

The Harvard Crimson reported on the visit of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal and Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel to Harvard. The Harvard Magazine coverd a panel event featuring Prince Alwaleed and the directors of the six global Alwaleed Centers at Harvard, Georgetown, the University of Edinburgh, Cambridge University, The American University of Cairo and The American University of Beirut (video here).

Arabic Professor William Granara was quoted in The Harvard Crimson article on the US decision to close its embassy in Syria.

In January, the Derek Bok Center released a video featuring Prof. Ali Asani and a number of the students in his Gen Ed course “Culture and Belief 12: For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures,” on the role of arts in the classroom. Prof. Asani also discusses Culture and Belief 12 in this video from Harvard. The Harvard Gen Ed Program released a slideshow of images and music created by students in Culture and Belief 12.


Watch Maroun Aouad, Director of research, Centre nationale de la recherche scientifique, Paris, deliver the second lecture of the Fall 2011 H.A.R. Gibb Arabic & Islamic Lecture Series.

Prof. Zeghal appeared on France 24 commenting on Tunisia’s first democratic elections. Also in October, Prof. Zeghal led a talk for the Center for Middle Eastern Study’s “Mideast Newsreel” on Tunisia (video here).

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies held a Q&A on Tunisia with Malika Zeghal.

Harvard Divinity School welcomed His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa’adu Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto, as the keynote speaker at its Nigeria and the World Seminar. Jacob Olupona convened.

The Harvard Crimson reported that Professor of Indo-Muslim Cultures Ali Asani has become director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard.

The Harvard Gazette explores Islam in Nigeria, covering a September 26, 2011 panel discussion in preparation for the visit of Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, the Sultan of Sokoto in Nigeria. The Gazette quotes Harvard Divinity School Professor Jacob Olupona and Hauwa Ibrahim, an HDS visiting lecturer who studies women and Islamic law (video here). In October, the Sultan of Sokoto visited Harvard and delivered a lecture on the role of traditional Nigerian leaders in governance (video here).

Malika Zeghal, Alwaleed Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Culture, was interviewed in the contemporary Arab affairs magazine Majalla on the role of religion in the Arab spring, drawing on research for her forthcoming book entitled Sacred Politics: Political Islam and the State in the Middle East.

The Harvard Gazette reported on the appointment of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations chair Ali Asani to the directorship of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program.

The Harvard Gazette covered a panel discussion and “teach-in” on the lower Manhattan Park51 Islamic Center controversy.

Anthropology professor Steve Caton sat down with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies for a Q&A on Yemen.

Harvard Magazine discusses Islamic veiling practices with Harvard Divinity School Professor Leila Ahmed, following the publication of her recent book on the subject entitled A Quiet Revolution.

A chapter written by Professor Ali Asani from The Harvard Sampler, a collection of essays by Harvard professors, appeared excerpted in the September-October issue of The Harvard Magazine. The chapter explores religious literacy in the United States, and the need for nuanced education on Islam. The entire chapter may be read here.

At Urban Age Istanbul’09, Hashim Sarkis discusses “Urban Culture in the Cities of the Mediterranean”.

Leila Ahmed and her new book A Quiet Revolution were featured in the Harvard Magazine article, “The Veil’s Revival.”

Laila Lalami of The Los Angeles Times reviewed Harvard Divinity School Professor Leila Ahmed’s recent publication on contemporary Islamic veiling entitled A Quiet Revolution.

John Schoeberlein, Director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus, delivered the talk, “America engages Eurasia,” during a Caucasus and Central Asia conference at Columbia University.

Azadeh Moaveni at TIME Magazine looked at whether the veil is now a symbol of Islamic feminism, drawing on Harvard Divinity School Professor Leila Ahmed’s research in A Quiet Revolution. A piece entitled “Veil of Ignorance” by Prof. Ahmed appeared in Foreign Policy in June discussing her findings. The Thompson Reuters Foundation provides a short summary of her conclusions in this video.

Byron Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good spoke at UKM’s Harvard Lecture Series.

The Harvard Crimson reported that Harvard University is seeing a relative lack of Middle East specialists at a time when attention is focused on political upheaval in the region. They note that the recent addition of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Malika Zeghal, helps address this need, and quote Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program Director Roy Mottahedeh, who plans to incorporate in class lectures insight into contemporary regional issues.


Leila Ahmed, the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at the Harvard Divinity School, joined in conversation with Azadeh Moaveni, Iranian-American writer, journalist and author of Lipstick Jihad, at the Frontline Club in London to discuss her new book A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence. Watch the video here.

William A. Graham, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies, spoke about the intersection of Islam and civil society at the City Club of Cleveland.

The Harvard Crimson covered a comic-making workshop co-sponsored by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Outreach Center, which offered students and the public opportunities to explore experiences of Islam, the Middle East, and the Muslim world through a visual medium.

Leila Ahmed authored “Veil of Ignorance” in Foreign Policy.
At the conference, Beyond Golden Age and Decline, Cemal Kafadar spoke on the panel, “Recent Historiography on the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal Empires.”

The Harvard Gazette quoted Baber Johnson from a Harvard Law School panel on the Egyptian revolution.
Prof. of Turkish Studies Cemal Kafadar discussed Turkey in a Q&A with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

The Harvard University Gazette article entitled “The tipping point: Harvard analysts look to the future of a changing Arab world”, included quotes from Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University.

Gülru Necipoğlu spoke on “Art and Architecture in Muslim Societies” at the forum, Beyond the Golden Age & Decline.
Afsaneh Najmabadi, Francis Lee Higginson Professor of History and of Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard University, discussed “Verdicts of Science, Rulings of Faith: Transgender/Sexuality in Contemporary Iran” at The New School in New York.

Listen to Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Thought and Life speak on WBEZ91.5 on “Algerian push for change, but will it come?”

Ali Asani gave a fascinating talk entitled “From Qawwali to Sufi Rock: Exploring Contemporary Expressions of Muslim Devotional Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. Watch the video.

The Harvard University Gazette interviewed Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University for an article entitled “An ‘extraordinary moment: Harvard analysts assess prospects for Mideast democracy”.

The Harvard Crimson article entitled “Harvard Panel Calls Egyptian Protests ‘Historic Moment,’” featured Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University.

The Harvard Crimson quoted Prof. Ahmed Ragab in the article, “Egypt Ready for Change, Professors Say.”

The Harvard University Gazette article entitled “After the uprising: no clear path for Tunisia, experts say,” quoted Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, Harvard University.

A conversation with Harvard Professors Malika Zeghal and William Granara ‘assessing Tunisia’. The event took place on January 26, 2011 at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Watch this fascinating talk by Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Thought and Life on Charlie Rose about the current political situation in Tunisia.

Listen to Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Thought and Life speak to BBC World Service on “Tunisia unrest: will a new government bring stability?”

The New Republic article entitled “Making Sense of Tunisia”, quoted both Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life, and William Granara, Professor of Arabic, Harvard University.

The Age article called “Toppled president flees Tunisia”, quoted Prof. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life at Harvard University.

The Harvard Gazette reported that Turkish President Abdullah Gül presented in December the 2010 Presidential Grand Awards in Culture and Arts to Cemal Kafadar for history. Kafadar is Harvard’s Vehbi Koc Professor of Turkish Studies.

Harvard Extension School interviewed Jocelyne Cesari for faculty insight on modern Islam and the West.

Jocelyne Cesari for Islamopedia Online discusses Islamophobia.

The Harvard Crimson article “Ahmed Explains Views of Islam in America” included quotes from Prof. Ali Asani, Associate Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.

The Harvard Gazette reported on the Middle East Studies Association’s new book award named after Prof. E. Roger Owen. Baber Johnson, Director of the Center of Middle Eastern Studies, gave positive remarks about the honor.

Rahim Kanani published on Huffington Post an interview with William Graham, Dean of Harvard Divinity School.

The Harvard Gazette quoted Prof. Mark Elliott comparing the Civil War to China’s Taiping Rebellion.

Professor Ali Asani was quoted in Harvard Political Review‘s article, “Do Americans Fear Muslims?”

The Harvard Crimson article entitled “30 Mosques in 30 Days” quoted Prof. Ali Asani, Associate Director.

Profs. Asad Ali Ahmed and Asim Khwaja participated in the panel discussion on the Pakistan floods, which was covered by the Harvard University Gazette.

Harvard University Gazette article entitled “A backdrop on Islam in America: Teach-in offers historical perspective on mosque controversy” featured Prof. Ali Asani, Director.

The Ismaili interviewed Prof. Ali Asani about his new course, the first in Harvard history covering Ismaili History and Thought.
Jocelyne Cesari wrote an article for CNN on France’s decision to ban Muslim veils.

The Harvard Crimson article entitled “Islam Scholar Malika Zeghal to Join NELC Department”, quoted Diana Sorensen, FAS Dean of Humanities.

The Harvard University Gazette article entitled “FAS Names Four Full Professors 2010-11”, announced the appointment of Prof. Malika Zeghal.

Hashim Sarkis analyzed Beirut’s architecture at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

04/20/10 and CUNY hosted a panel featuring Prof. Baber Johnson, entitled “The Rise of Intellectual Reform in Islam.”

The Harvard Crimson article entitled “Gen Ed Promotes Creative Classwork”, quoted Prof. Ali Asani, Associate Director, discussing his course “Culture and Belief 12: For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Culture.”

Harvard Gazette described Ali Asani as an “Interpreter of Cultures” in its feature story on the Director of the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard.
Prof. Roy Mottahedeh spoke on the panel “Building Bridges for Better Understanding Between the Arab/Muslim Worlds and the West” at the American University in Beirut.

Los Angeles Times‘ article entitled “Lebanon: Experts argue against ‘clash of civilizations’ at university forum” covered the Second Annual Alwaleed Bin Talal Centers Meeting in Beirut, Lebanon, quoting Prof. Roy Mottahedeh, Director, and Prof. Ali Asani, Associate Director.

Mark Elliott joined an interfaculty discussion with Harvard Magazine on Harvard Business School’s new research center in Shanghai, opening soon.

The Harvard University Gazette article entitled “Islamic Treasure a Click Away: Documents, maps, texts easily accessed in new Harvard database” introduced the newly inaugurated Islamic Heritage Project, quoting Prof. Roy Mottahedeh, Director.

The Harvard University Gazette article entitled “Interpreters of cultures: Ali Asani uses art to explain, appreciate Islam” quoted Prof. Ali Asani, Associate Director.

Harvard University Library released an article entitled “Harvard’s Islamic Heritage Project Is Now Online: An Innovative Collaboration Preserves Key Islamic Materials and Makes Them Accessible to Internet Users Everywhere.”

The Harvard Crimson article entitled “Middle Ground: Aiming to educate a Western viewer, Islamic art on campus balances social and aesthetic value” quoted Prof. Ali Asani, Associate Director of AISP.

Professor Roger Owen and Professor Robert Tignor, the two co-founders of AUC’s Economic and Business History Research Center held joint panel discussion addressing “Global History, Local History: Egypt in Time and Space.” Q&A session.

Prof. Jocelyne Cesari on ‘Conversations with History’ talking about Islam in the West.
Prof. Terry Martin chaired The Great Famine in Ukraine Conference, organized by the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard.
The Harvard Gazette published a story about Richard Wolf’s passion for South Asian music.

05/09/08 article reported on Prince Alwaleed’s inauguration of the Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University.

The Harvard University Gazette article entitled “Islam in the contemporary world: Questions of interpretation” reported on the First Annual Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program Conference.

Prof. Jacob Olupona talks with The Harvard University Gazette about religious practices of Africans living in the US.

Harvard University Gazette article entitled “Rethinking Islam from Pakistan to Texas: Scholars emphasize viewing Islam in historical, political context” quoting Prof. Ali Asani.

01/26/07 published an article entitled “Harvard Inaugurates Alwaleed Program”.

E. Roger Owen, A.J. Meyer Professor Of Middle East History, joined a panel on the Suez Crisis fifty years later, sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations.

Harvard University Gazette quoted M. Shahab Ahmed and Jocelyne Cesari in its coverage of the HDS panel on Islamophobia.

Roy Mottahedeh is interviewed at the Ethics and Public Policy Center discussing “Islam: A Primer.”

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