Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta presents a public talk by Fawaz Gerges, Professor of International Relations at the London of Economics and Political Science entitled “In Defence of the Arab Spring Uprisings: How Al Qaeda and ISIS Proponents and Detractors Misappropriate the Narrative?” RSVP recommended, see website here.
Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Alberta presents a public talk by John Esposito, University Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University entitled “The Future of Muslims in the West: Protecting Pluralism and Ending Islamophobia.” RSVP is recommended, see website here.
The Winter 2015 edition of the University of Alberta Alumni magazine, New Trails, focuses on the “future of everything.” Several eminent University of Alberta scholars and scientists were asked to write about their area of expertise. David Goa was invited to reflect on religion in one hundred years, 2115. His provocative 200 words may be read here.
In the News
Reconciliation in South Africa: Has it succeeded? (CBC Ideas; January 25, 2016)
Should more resources be put into care for the dying? (Cross- Country Check-up, CBC Radio; January 31, 2016)
Photography project shows the humanity in palliative care (Cross- Country Check-up, CBC Radio; January 31, 2016)
Arguments rage over whether to accuse Islamic State of genocide (Erasmus, The Economist; January 31, 2016)