Fall Semester 2021
Wed. Sept 22 at 4:30-6pm (virtual) – Jon Keune “Equality, Bhakti, and Strategic Ambiguity: a New Perspective on an Old Problem” for University of Pennsylvania South Asia Center Colloquium series.
Fri. Oct 8 at 1-2:30pm “The End of the World in 1844!” A tour of the MSU Millerite material culture collection with Dept. Chair Amy DeRogatis. The tour can accommodate 15 students. Please sign up in the Religious Studies office.
Tue. Nov 30 at 4:30-6pm (virtual talk, co-sponsored by Foglio Chair and Asian Studies Center/India Council) – Raj Balkaran “The Syncretic Significance of Indian Spirituality: Reflections from Working with Western Seekers” – on ways in which diverse people growing up in the West understand and interact with aspects of Indian traditions, Frichallenging what constitutes insiders, outsiders, adopters, inheritors, appropriators, etc.
Monday, January 18, 7pm: Panel on “Macron and Islam”
Monday, January 25, 7pm: Rosemary Admiral, “Muslim Women Jurists”
Thursday, February 4th, 7pm (tentative): Ahmad Al-Jallad, “Arabia before Islam” (his focus will be religion)
Thursday, February 25, 7pm: Sean Anthony, “The Historical Muhammad”
April 8-9th, Muslim Studies Program’s annual conference. This year’s theme: “Global Islamophobia and the News Media, Entertainment Media, and Social Media.”
The Muslim Journeys program at the MSU Library which will feature the following three events:
Thursday, February 18th, 7pm: The Lover: A Sufi Mystery by Dr. Laury Silver, presented by Silvers herself
Wednesday, March 3, 7pm: I Was Their American Dream by Malika Gharib
Tuesday, March 23, 7pm: The First Muslim: The Story of Muhammad by Lesley Hazelton, led by Dustin Byrd