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Education Under Siege: Attacks on Scholars and Scholarship in Turbulent Times

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm EDT

The Michigan State University Muslim Studies Program presents its 12th annual conference. Join us:

THURSDAY, April 11

4:00 – 4:30 p.m. — Welcome and Opening Remarks

4:30 – 6:15 p.m. — The Rise of Authoritarianism and Attacks on Academic Freedom in the Middle East

  • Chair: Mara Leichtman, MSU
  • Khalisa Zaki (MSU), Jyotsna Singh (MSU), Abdullah Alrebh (Grand Valley State University), Kyle Evered (MSU)

FRIDAY, April 12

9:30 – 11:30 a.m. — Islamophobia and Its Impact on Education in North America and Europe

  • Chair: Najib Hourani, MSU
  • Salah Hassan (MSU), Samer Aly (University of Michigan), Chantal Tetreault and John Boyd (MSU), Farha Abbasi (MSU)

12:00 – 1:15 p.m. — Keynote: Debbie Almontaser

3:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Education in the Context of Occupation

  • Chair: Russell Lucas, MSU
  • Qais Assali (MSU), Ghada Almadbouh (Birzeit University), Camelia Suleiman (MSU), Ilsah Jad (Birzeit University)

Cosponsors: MSU’s James Madison College, College of Arts and Letters, Asian Studies Center, Department of Sociology, College of Education, African Studies Center, Center for Gender in Global Context and the University of Michigan’s Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies 


April 11
4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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