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“Forging Islamic Authority: Navigating Text and Context in the Modern World.”

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 8:00am

Second Annual Zaytuna College Conference on Higher Education. Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 8AM-7PM Location: Zaytuna College, 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709 (http://zaytuna.org/static/2nd_annual_zaytuna_college_conference_on_higher_education).

“Encountering the Silk Road in Western China: Then and Now.”

Monday, April 6, 2015 - 7:30pm

Lecture and discussion with CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, inspired by her recent travels in western China (eastern Turkestan), addressing perplexities she encountered with regard to geography and the environment, ethnicity and identity, religion and the arts along ancient trade routes. Location: The Hillside Club, Berkeley CA (www.hillsideclub.org).

Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibiting Muslim Artists in New York City

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Lecture by Dr. Munir Jiwa, director of the Center for Islamic Studies 

Levinthal Hall, Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

2015 Surjit Singh Lecture

Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:00pm

The 2015 Surjit Singh Lecture on Comparative Religious Thought and Culture is entitled "Interreligious Relations as Friendship: M.K. Gandhi and Charles Freer Andrews." Our featured speaker is Dr. Anantanand Rambachan, professor of religion at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota.

2:00 Reception

Thinking Through De-Colonization: Un-Reforming Islam and Contesting Eurocentric Epistemic Structures

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 7:00pm

The Pacific School of Religion at the Graduate Theological Union will be hosting the second Tolson lecture of the semester by Dr. Hatem Bazian Monday, April 13, at the Badé Museum (Pacific School of Religion, 1798 Scenic Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709). There will be a reception at 6PM, followed by the lecture at 7PM.  This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies.

Student Event: Student Advisory Committee Student Forum

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:30am

Please join the Student Advisory Committee, Dean Arthur Holder, and Dean Kathleen Kook for a conversation about the GTU Ph.D. program.
Please refer to the recent report emailed from Dean of Students, Kathleen Kook.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided!
Location: GTU Student Lounge, 2465 LeConte Avenue, Berkeley CA
Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm
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Roads to Paradise: Eschatology and Concepts of the Hereafter in Islam

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm

Lecture by Dr. Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto.  Co-sponsored by the Center for Islamic Studies. 12PM-2PM Location: Dinner Board Room, Flora Lamson Hewlett Library, Graduate Theological Union, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA, 94709.

Asia Project Green Tea Conversation: Major Trends in Interreligious Dialogue

Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm

Join in a Green Tea Conversation with Dr. Moses Punumaka. He will share his reflections on two international conferences in Melbourne & Seattle that addressed interreligious dialogue.
Please bring your lunch. Tea & snacks will be provided. Free & Open to the Public.
Location: Graduate Theological Union Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley CA
Time: 12pm-1:30pm
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#BlackLivesMatter: The Spirit of Protest Discussion

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00am

The BlackLivesMatter class at the Graduate Theological Union, sponsored by the American Baptist Seminary of the West, Pacific School of Religion & the Center for Social and Spiritual Transformation, invites the community to join them for a special class session.

“Geometric Patterns in Islamic Art.”

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am

An illustrated lecture by CIS Visiting Scholar Carol Bier, one of many programs offered as part of the inaugural National Math Festival in Washington DC, sponsored by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (Berkeley) and the Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton) in cooperation with Smithsonian Institution. The festival is “dedicated to discovering the delight and power of mathematics in everyday life.”  11AM (repeated at 1PM) Location: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.

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