The Islamic Civilization and Societies program had a very active year in terms of programming and accomplishments. I hope you enjoy a look at some of the highlights:
- Ejona Bakalli '16 was awarded a Mizna Fellowship to Turkey to conduct research on the Ottoman imperial harem, and Omeed Alidadi '18 received a Mizna to Morocco to conduct research on the country's educational system.
- Noteworthy faculty publications include Peter Skerry's article "Clash of Generations: The Cultural Contradictions of Islam in America," which was featured on the cover of the Weekly Standard in December 2015, and Eve Spangler's new book, Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict (Sense Publishers, 2015).
- Kathleen Bailey served as editor of the newest regional spotlight section of Oxford Islamic Studies, Muslims in Central Asia.
- Can Erbil was promoted to full professor of the practice in the Department of Economics.
In other news, Peter Krause submitted two book manuscripts currently under review: Power, Violence, and Victory: Why National Movements Compete, Fight, and Win and The Power to Hurt: Coercion in Theory and Practice (co-edited).
ICS sponsored several events and speakers throughout the year, including former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Ford Fraker; Professor Emeritus Charles E. Butterworth; Director of the Chief Executives Board of the UN Simona Petrova; and a major conference on the freedom of the press in the Middle East. Upcoming events for this semester include Shadi Hamid on "Islamists and Illiberal Democracy" and Will McCants on ISIS.
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Director, The Islamic Civilization and Societies Program