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Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department

Syrian scholar part of tradition of academics finding refuge at Indiana University

Abdalrazzaq Moaz

An expert on the history of Islamic art and architecture who has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University five times and a former deputy minister within the Syrian government has been provided refuge at IU through the Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund. He will teach in IU's new School of Global and International Studies. Full Story >>

College of Arts and Sciences moves to Owen Hall, administrative offices open March 19

Owen Hall

The Office of the Dean of the Indiana University College of Arts and Sciences is packing and labeling boxes this week, preparing to move to Owen Hall, just steps north of its current home in Kirkwood Hall. The College's administrative offices will close Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. and remain closed through Monday, March 18. Full Story >>

IU seminars to address drones, Syria crisis, counterinsurgency

predator drone

Seminars sponsored this week at Indiana University will take audiences behind the headlines to gain a better understanding of forces affecting U.S. policy and global relations: the use of unmanned drone aircraft for intellligence and counterterrorism purposes, the crisis in Syria and the promise and perils of counterinsurgency warfare. Full Story >>

Scholar of the democratic reform process in the Middle East to present the Jwaideh Memorial Lecture

Amaney Jamal, director of the Workshop on Arab Political Development at Princeton University and author of the award-winning book, "Barriers to Democracy," will present the annual Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington on Monday, Sept. 24. Full Story >>

Wael Hallaq, an influential Islamic law and intellectual history scholar, presenting Danner Lecture at IU

Wael Hallaq

Wael B. Hallaq, an influential scholar of Islamic law and Islamic intellectual history and the Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University, will present the Victor Danner Lecture at Indiana University Bloomington on Wednesday, April 4. Full Story >>

Documentary film explores Middle East relations

Out of Cordoba

Filmmaker Jacob Bender's Out of Cordoba will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at IU Cinema. The documentary film explores Jewish and Muslim relationships by examining the lives of two of the most important thinkers to emerge from medieval Spain: Averroes the Muslim, and his Jewish counterpart, Rabbi Moses Maimonides. Full Story >>