Global Islam Programming

The Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (DISC) presents an annual Distinguished Lecture and annual supplemental lectures as part of its Global Islam programming series. DISC also co-sponsors Islamic Studies related lectures, events, and related activities at Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) institutions that coincide with DISC’s mission to develop a collaborative program of instruction in Global Islamic Studies. DISC Global Islam programming and co-sponsored events are made possible through the generous financial support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Submit your request for co-sponsorship. 


2019-2020 Programming


Being Muslim: Women of Color in American Islam

Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik | Tuesday, August 27, 2019

3:00pm-4:30pm Eastern

Foster Auditorium, Pennsylvania State University

 

Islamophobia Working Group

Center for Middle East and North African Studies | 3rd Friday of the Month, unless indicated otherwise

4:00pm-5:30pm Eastern

Weiser Hall 955, University of Michigan

 

Hollywood Horror in Iran

Alireza Doostdar | Tuesday, September 24, 2019

4:00pm-6:00pm Eastern

Weiser Hall 555, University of Michigan

 

 

Vernacular Sufism in Islamizing Anatolia (14th & 15th Centuries)

Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa | Wednesday, October 2, 2019

4:00pm-6:00pm Eastern

Thayer 1022, University of Michigan

 

Global Challenges to Human Rights Today

Zeid Ra`ad Al Hussein, UN Commissioner for Human Rights | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

4:00pm-5:30pm Eastern

1010 Weiser Hall, University of Michigan

 

Reading the Qur’an through the Lens of Indigenous Rights

Dr. Shadaab Rahemtulla | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

4:00pm-6:00pm

Weiser Hall 555, University of Michigan

 

A Conversation on Muslim Identity with Aymann Ismail

Friday, November 22, 2019

4:30pm-6:30pm

Forum Hall Palmer Commons, University of Michigan

 

Dr. Robert Rozehnal on Cyber Sufis: Virtual Expressions of the American Muslim Experience

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

11:30am-2:30pm

Rutgers University

 

Koran by Heart: Film Screening & Discussion

Dr. Mohammad Khalil | Tuesday, January 14, 2020

7:00pm

Foster Auditorium, Pennsylvania State University

 

Dr. Farina Mir, Vernacular Texts on Ethics in Late-Colonial India

Thursday, January 16, 2020

1:30pm-3:00pm

303 International Center, Michigan State University

 

Dr. Farina Mir, Urdu Ethics, Literature & the Diversity of Muslim Thought in Colonial India

Thursday, January 30, 2020

4:30pm-6:00pm

301 Van Dyck Hall, Rutgers University

 

Dr. Tony K. Stewart, Witness to Marvels: Sufism and the Literary Imagination

Friday, February 21, 2020

4:30pm-6:00pm

110 Weiser Hall, University of Michigan

 

Eboo Patel, American Muslims in the Era of Islamophobia – Fifth Annual DISC Distinguished Lecture

Eboo Patel, Founder & President, IFYC | Wednesday, March 11, 2020

5:30pm-7:00pm

1010 Wesier Hall, University of Michigan

 

Dr. Abla Hasan, “Qur’an’s Most Controversial 4:34: A New Interpretation

Monday, March 2, 2020

6:00-7:30pm

Pennsylvania State University

 


2018-2019 Programming


Cinetopia Film Festival

May 10-19, 2019

Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI

 

 

 

Understanding Political & Social Change in Muslim States & Societies

May 10-11, 2019

1010 Weiser Hall, University of Michigan

 

 

 

Fourth Annual DISC Distinguished Lecture

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

4:00pm-5:30pm

Weiser Hall 1010 Event Space

 

 

Teaching Islam vs. Preaching Islam in the Classroom

Abla Hasan | University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Thursday, April 11, 2019

AB-5141, Rutgers University*

 

 

Islamic Peace Studies Conference: The Abode of Peace, Spirituality and Harmony in Islam

Friday, March  22, 2019

1010 Weiser Hall, University of Michigan*

 

 

Kerning Cultures: A Podcast Listening Party

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

1010 Weiser Hall, University of Michigan

 

 

 

A Chronology of Changes: The Evolution of Malcolm X

Zaheer Ali | New York University & Brooklyn Historical Society

Monday, February 4, 2019

Room 303, MSU International Center

 

Film Screening and Discussion of Soufra

Monday, October 1, 2018

4:00-6:15pm

1010 Weiser Hall

 

 

Idols and Figural Images in Islam: A Dive into a Perennial Debate

Christiane Gruber | University of Michigan

Monday, October 15, 2018

4213 Art/Sociology Building, Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture, University of Maryland*

 

Idols and Figural Images in Islam: A Dive into a Perennial Debate

Christiane Gruber | University of Michigan

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

303 International Center, Michigan State University

 

A Day in Cairo: Sights and Sounds

Mohammad Khalil | Michigan State University

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

102 Weaver, Penn State University

 


2017-2018 Programming


Religion, Ethics, and Climate Change

Jonathan Brockopp | Pennsylvania State University

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

International Center Room 303, Michigan State University*

 

 

In his Own Voice: What Hatayi Tells us about Shah Ismail’s Religious Views

Ahmet Karamustafa | University of Maryland

Monday, February 5, 2018 Hatcher Gallery, University of Michigan*

 

 

 

Situating Rumi in Islam

Jawid Mojaddedi | Rutgers University

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 | 5:00-6:30 PM EST

Humphrey Room 25, University of Minnesota*

 

The Lost Gender Egalitarian Voice of the Qur`an

Monday, February 19, 2018 | 4:00-5:30 PM EST

AB-5141, Rutgers University*

 

 

 

The Leaking Subject: Arab Culture in the Digital Age

Tark El-Ariss | Dartmouth University

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thayer 1022, University of Michigan

 

 

 Gendering the Gulf Campus: Designing the City State University

Monday, March 19th, 2018

Thayer 202, University of Michigan

 

 

 

Unraveling the Arab Spring: Egypt Since 2011

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

4:00-6:00pm 1010 Weiser Hall

 

 

 

Third Annual DISC Distinguished Lecture

Monday, November 6, 2017

7:30 PM Michigan Theater

 

 

 

Tickling Giants: DISC Film & Discussion

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

6:00-9:00pm

North Quad Space 2435

 

 

ISIS, Jihad, and Islamic Law

Mohammad Khalil | Michigan State University

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Foster Auditorium, Penn State University*

 

 

Political Shari’a, Women’s Bodies and the Politics of Love in Razinat T. Mohamed’s Novel Habiba (Beloved)

Ousseina Alidou | Rutgers University

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

4701 Haven Hall, University of Michigan*

 

Islamotopia: American Exceptionalism and Muslim Reform

Michael Mohammad Knight | University of Central Florida

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hatcher Gallery, University of Michigan*

 

 

Being Muslims: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Sylvia Chan-Malik | Rutgers University

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Hatcher Gallery, University of Michigan*

 


2016-17 Programming


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Contemporary Islamic Identities

October 20-27, 2016

Facing Mirrors; Film directed by Negar Azarbayjani

Gender and Sexuality in the Islamic Culture; Second Annual 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

 

 

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Islamophobia: Then and Now / Lunch Q&A

Saturday, February 11, 2017

11:30-1:30 PM

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

 

 

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Ping Chong: Beyond Sacred

Penny Stamps Distinguished Speaker

Thursday, February 16, 2017

5:00-6:30 PM

 

 

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DISC Symposium

Friday, February 17, 2017

2:00-4:00 PM

 

 

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Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity

Ping Chong + Company

Saturday, February 18, 2017

8:00 PM

 

 


2015 Programming


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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Islamic Studies in America: Past, Present, and Future

 

 

*Lecture live-streamed or broadcast via interactive videoconferencing to other BTAA institutions.