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    November 30, 2016 |

    Book Launch: “Palestine … it is something colonial”

    “Palestine … it is something colonial”   In 1902, Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, wrote to Cecil Rhodes, the Minister of Colonies for Great Britain: “You are being invited to help make history. It doesn’t involve Africa, but a piece of Asia Minor; not Englishmen but Jews … How, then, do I happen…

  • September 19, 2016 |

    Palestine DeCal Course has been Reinstated!

    It is a great day for academic freedom and free speech at the University of California, Berkeley now that the university’s administration has officially lifted the “suspension” on the Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis course. The administration’s reversal should be seen as a direct result of the massive academic and community response to the highly…

  • September 18, 2016 |

    Palestine: A Settler Colonialism Analysis Course — Israel and Limits of Academic Freedom at UC Berkeley

    As the sponsoring faculty member for the now “suspended” student-led DeCal course Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis, I must set the factual record straight and provide a list of the institutional academic procedures followed to approve the class offering. The Chancellor’s Office letter providing the reason for “suspension” stated that: “it has been determined that…

  • September 6, 2016 |

    Call for Papers | Contending Epistemologies: Euro-Centrism, Knowledge Production and Islamophobia

    UC Berkeley Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project Call for Papers Contending Epistemologies: Euro-Centrism, Knowledge Production and Islamophobia Paris 2016 December 9, 2016   Recent events in Europe and the Muslim world point to deeper complexities that the short news cycle and security based responses are unable or are totally ill-prepared to disentangle. In the current…

  • December 13, 2015 |

    Dr. Hatem Bazian’s Palestine Reading List

    This is a short bibliography on books that should be read by anyone seeking a deeper and clearer understanding of the Palestine struggle. The list includes an extensive reference that treat the subject of Palestine from a variety of concerns and if read over time would provide a solid grounding on the subject. Reading Edward…

  • December 7, 2015 |

    Call for Papers | Revisiting Al-Ghazali: Reason and Revelation

      The Third Annual Conference on Higher Education March 4 – 6, 2016 REVISITING AL-GHAZALI: REASON AND REVELATION   Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali is among the most brilliant intellectuals in human history and arguably the Islamic tradition’s most influential scholar. He has been called the Mujaddid (Renewer of Islam) of his time, and…

  • December 7, 2015 |

    Call for Papers | Islamophobia: Has a tipping point been reached?

    Islamophobia: Has a tipping point been reached? Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project University of California, Berkeley   Call for Papers to the 7th Annual Islamophobia Conference Conference Dates: April 22 and 23, 2016 Location: UC Berkeley School of Law     UC Berkeley Center for Race and Gender Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project is hosting…

  • December 3, 2015 |

    Call for Papers | Institutionalizing Islamophobia: Critiquing the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Framework and Emerging Programs

    Center for Race & Gender Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project & National Coaltion to Protect Civil Freedoms announce CALL FOR PAPERS Institutionalizing Islamophobia: Critiquing the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Framework and Emerging Programs CFP Deadline: December 1, 2015 Conference Date: February 5-6, 2016 *** The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) defines “violent extremism” as “individuals who…