Global Islam Programming

Each year, the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) hosts a variety of lectures and discussions about topics in the Muslim world. These events are presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of Michigan, and the Islamic Studies Program, and are listed below.

2016-17 Programming



Contemporary Islamic Identities

October 20-27, 2016

Facing Mirrors; Film directed by Negar Azarbayjani

Gender and Sexuality in the Islamic Culture; DISC Distinguished Lecture with Shirin Ebadi

Human Rights, Gender, and Sexuality in the Islamic World; DISC/WCED Symposium



AmanAliCAIRWebinar: Live Interview with Aman Ali

Friday, February 10, 2017

2:00-2:30 PM

Room 1636 (II/SSWB), 1080 S. University Ave





Islamophobia: Then and Now / Lunch Q&A

Saturday, February 11, 2017

11:30-1:30 PM

Room 1636 (II/SSWB), 1080 S. University Ave








Ping Chong: Beyond Sacred

Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5:00-6:30 PM




2017 DISC web graphicInvestigating Islam: A Community Forum

DISC Symposium

Friday, February 17, 2017

2:00-4:00 PM





Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

Ping Chong + Company

Saturday, February 18, 2017

8:00 PM




2015 Programming


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DISC Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Islamic Studies in America: Past, Present, and Future