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Islamic Civilization & Societies: Establishing a New Major with a U.S. Department of Education Grant

Event Recap

Our final event of the year featured Boston College political science professor Kathleen Bailey, who spoke about the unique opportunities and challenges faced by BC’s Islamic Civilization and Societies Program. A large grant in 2009 from the U.S. Department of Education has helped to finance instruction in several additional languages, travel and research stipends for undergraduates, and a lecture series to enhance the intellectual community. As the program looks to build on its success, new sources of funding are needed to expand what has become a rigorous and well-regarded interdisciplinary undergraduate major.