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  1. The Bridge Initiative pt 3-Roland Schatz

    On April 30, 2015 the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding launched its new multi-year research project on Islamophobia, The Bridge Initiative. Born out of recognition that the age of the Internet—with its democratization of communications—presents unique challenges and opportunities for those seeking to educate the public and inform popular culture, The Bridge Initiative brings faculty, subject-matter experts, and researchers together to examine attitudes and behaviors towards Muslims; to dissect public discourses on Islam; to uncover the operational mechanisms of engineered Islamophobia; and to develop and disseminate alternative narratives that raise public awareness and enrich public discourse on this dangerous form of prejudice. Speakers at the spring launch included Anne Norton, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of On the Muslim Question; Mehdi Hasan, an award-winning British journalist and Al-Jazeera host; and Roland Schatz, president of the internationally acclaimed media organization, Media Tenor. The evening event also featured a special message of congratulations from Congressman Mike Honda. For more information on The Bridge Initiative, visit: bridge.georgetown.edu

  2. The Bridge Initiative pt 2-Mehdi Hasan

    On April 30, 2015 the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding launched its new multi-year research project on Islamophobia, The Bridge Initiative. Born out of recognition that the age of the Internet—with its democratization of communications—presents unique challenges and opportunities for those seeking to educate the public and inform popular culture, The Bridge Initiative brings faculty, subject-matter experts, and researchers together to examine attitudes and behaviors towards Muslims; to dissect public discourses on Islam; to uncover the operational mechanisms of engineered Islamophobia; and to develop and disseminate alternative narratives that raise public awareness and enrich public discourse on this dangerous form of prejudice. Speakers at the spring launch included Anne Norton, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, and author of On the Muslim Question; Mehdi Hasan, an award-winning British journalist and Al-Jazeera host; and Roland Schatz, president of the internationally acclaimed media organization, Media Tenor. The evening event also featured a special message of congratulations from Congressman Mike Honda. For more information on The Bridge Initiative, visit: bridge.georgetown.edu

  3. The Bridge Initiative pt 1-Intro + Anne Norton

  4. DC Event: "In Conversation with Javed Ahmad Ghamidi"

    May 27, 2015-- In Conversation with Javed Ahmad Ghamidi (Urdu). Co-sponsored with Al-Mawrid United States. A public talk by Islamic scholar and intellectual, Javed Ahmad Ghamidi on topics relating to religion, Muslims and the current state of affairs. The conversation was facilitated by Shehzad Saleem, Ph.D. (University of Wales) and audience members had the opportunity to present their own questions as well.

  5. "Marriage, Identity, Religion & Marital Stability" with Mehmet Ali Balkanlioglu

    May 27, 2015—Briefing: "Marriage, Identity, Religion & Marital Stability: Intermarriage of Turkish Citizens in the US" with Mehmet Ali Balkanlioglu. Today’s societies have become more and more multi-cultural and multi-religious than ever. As reflecting the harmonization of cultural and religious differences, today the intermarriage rate has reached its highest level throughout history, especially in the United States. More specifically, according to a Pew Research Center report, about 15% of all new marriages in the United States in 2010 were between spouses of a different race or ethnicity. Looking at all married couples in 2010, regardless of when they married, the share of intermarriages reached an all-time high of 8.4%. Many studies from different disciplines have focused on examining the different dimensions of intermarriage in the US since the twentieth century; however, the intermarriage of Turkish citizens in the US has been neglected as a research domain. Dr. Balkanlioglu’s research on the nature of intermarriage of Turkish citizens in the US is the first of its kind. According to the Turkish Embassy in Washington, 189,791 Turkish citizens live in the US. This talk broadly discussed the circumstances of intermarriage of Turkish citizens concerning family, identity, assimilation, culture, religion, conversion, marital stability and child raising throughout their marriages.

  6. "The Impact of Russia's Annexation of the Crimea on the Central Eurasian Islamic World" with Charles Weller

    March 19, 2015. Dr. Weller's talk focused on four main, interrelated dimensions of the impact of the Crimean and Ukrainian Crises on the Central Eurasian Islamic World: (1) The response of the Crimean Tatar community and impact on Russo-Tatar relations within the Crimea religiously, socially, and politically; (2) Responses among related Turkic Muslim groups of Central Eurasia, particularly the Turks of Turkey, the Volga Tatars within the Russian Federation, and the Kazakh Muslims of Kazakhstan, with related reflections upon the impact of the crises upon Russo-Turkish relations politically, Russo-Volga Tatar relations socially and politically within Tatarstan, and Russo-Kazakh relations socially and politically within Kazakhstan; (3) the (potential) impact upon Russo-Chinese relations politically in connection with the Uighur independence movement; and (4) Responses from across the broader Muslim world, particularly the Middle Eastern and Western worlds. The presentation argued that the Crimean and Ukrainian crises have provoked and, if maintained, will continue to provoke a predominantly negative reaction against not only Russia and Russian expatriates living in Central Eurasian states which are significantly populated by Muslims, but will serve to reinforce Muslim views of ‘The (Christian) West’ as imperialist and exploitative world powers, in spite of condemnation of the action by a large number of Western powers internationally, since Western condemnation is concerned primarily with safeguarding Ukraine as a pro-Westernizing force (and not the Crimean Tatar cause). This study drew primarily from scholarly works on historical and historiographical issues pertaining to Ukraine and the Crimea as well as published newspaper, magazine, and journal articles in Turkish, Tatar, Kazakh, and English which have appeared in response/relation to the issue.