Fall 2016

Friday September 23rd

Macalester College

Macalester Plymouth
United Church

Buffet 6:30
Program 7:30

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September 23rd
Macalester College

Macalester Plymouth
United Church

Jon Armajani, Ph.D.

What is Political Islam?

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September 23rd 2016:
R. Alan James

Director's Notes:.

Where, how and when did the enigma of the Near East emerge? In 1989 David Fromkin published A Peace To End All Peace concerning the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the attempts to impose (and settle) boundaries and make agreements throughout the area. What has happened? Was Balfour to blame?
Today many of us wonder- or is the verb “worry?” about the incessant violence and unrest in the near east. It is a quandary most of us cannot get out of our minds, our politics, and for some, our prayers. We have engaged John Armajani, professor at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University to provide illumination. Dr. Armajani’s scholarship focuses primarily on the relationships between Islam and politics in the Middle East and North Africa, and secondarily in South Asia. He is the author of Dynamic Islam: Liberal Muslim Perspectives in a Transnational Age He comes from a distinguished family of scholars whose heritage is the “Near East.”

See this YouTube posting of our visit from John Taylior Gatto:
http://youtube/4KlSD0nanco

Here is a PDF of Emilio DeGrazia's
March 2014 manuscript:
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