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GTU Celebrates Commencement 2015 (includes Video)

On May 7, forty-four graduates were honored at the GTU's 2015 commencement ceremony at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary's Chapel of the Cross in Berkeley, California.

Aesthetics and Politics of Exhibitions: Museums, Muslims, Memory

Friday, May 1, 2015 - 12:00pm

A CARE brown bag lunch, featuring Dr. Munir Jiwa, CARE Fall 2014 Grant Recipient, who presents on the research he conducted on the representation and use of Islamic art/history in institutions from New York to Doha, the mobilization of aesthetic capital, and the cultivation of new museum subjects and publics. Institutions studied include the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Qatar; Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Metropolitan Museum of Islamic Art, New York; and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada.

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

Bearing Witness to Suffering and Hope

Spotlighting Dr. William O’Neill, SJ 
Recipient of the GTU’s 2014 Sarlo Excellence in Teaching Award
By Doug Davidson


Creative Leadership in Islamic Studies

CIS Graduates Are Expanding the Conversation--and Impacting Their Communities

by Doug Davidson

When the GTU celebrates commencement in May 2014, four extraordinary students will be their Master of Arts degrees in the field of Islamic Studies. In many ways, these four scholar-practitioners, among the first graduates of this new master’s program at the GTU’s Center for Islamic Studies, exemplify the diversity of background, academic interests, and professional trajectories that make the GTU unique in the field of interreligious education.

Center for Islamic Studies Welcomes Dr. Mohamad Som Pourfarzaneh as Associate Director of Public Programs

March 18, 2014, Berkeley, CA – The Center for Islamic Studies (CIS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Mohamad Som Pourfarzaneh as its Associate Director of Public Programs and Lecturer in Islamic Studies.  Dr. Pourfarzaneh will be working with Director Dr. Munir Jiwa to develop and direct the Center’s public and academic programs in Islamic Studies, as well as offering classes on Islam in the West, Islam and Media, and Islamophobia.

Critical Muslim Studies - Granada, Spain

Monday, June 9, 2014 (All day) to Friday, June 20, 2014 (All day)
Critical Muslim Studies: Decolonial Struggles, Theology of Liberation, and Islamic Revival  
Granada, Spain

Faculty include, CIS Director, Munir Jiwa.

Click here for more information.


Film Screening, By The Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 11:00am

Black History Month

Film Screening, By Dawn's Early Light: Chris Jackson's Journey to Islam

Munir Jiwa, selected as Advisory Board Member for FotoFest 2014 Biennale

The FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 15th International Biennial of Photography and Photo-related Art, is March 15 - April 27, 2014. FotoFest's own exhibitions for the 2014 Biennial will focus on Contemporary Arab Video, Photography and Multi Media art. The Biennial will showcase 48 contemporary Arab artists using photography and related visual media to address a broad range of aesthetic and cultural values impacting Arab culture. 


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