Past Events

Presumed Incompetent II
May 21, 2020
2:00pm EST

MEDirections Roundtable
May 11, 2020

Racializing Muslims:From Post- 9/11 to Post Pandemic
April 27, 2020
4:00 pm. EST

Global Islamophobia in an Era of Populism
March 12, 2020
9:30 am. to 6:30 p.m.

The Illusory Peace in the Israeli Palestinian Conflict
March 9, 2020
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Gender and Power in the Middle East
February 26, 2020
2:30 pm. to 4:00 p.m.

When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom
February 18, 2020
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Margari Aziza Hill, Muslim Anti-Racism Coalition
January 27, 2020
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Congressional Briefing: The Status of Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Jordan, & The U.S.
November 6, 2019
10:00 am. to 12:00 p.m.

Deal of the Century? Washington’s ‘Blind Spot’ in Israel-Palestine featuring Khaled Elgindy
November 11th, 2019
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Spoken Word at the Intersection of Race & Religion
November 5th, 2019
6:00 pm. to 9:00 p.m.

The Isis Trial
October 30th, 2019
2:30 pm. to 4:00 p.m.


Sikh Americans’ Quest for Religious Freedom and Racial Justice featuring Kiran Gill
October 28th, 2019
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Possessed by the Right Hand: Slavery and Abolition in Islamic Law featuring Bernard Freamon
October 8th, 2019
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Merge Left: A Fireside Chat with Professor Ian Haney López
October 1st, 2019
6:00 pm. to 7:30 p.m.

Race, Religion, Family: 25 Years After Kiryas Joel feautring Jonathan Boyarin
September 17th, 2019
12:00 pm. to 1:00 p.m.

Race & Arab Americans: From Invisible Citizens to Visible Subjects
April 22nd, 2019
11:30 am. to 1:00 p.m.

Leading While Muslim
April 8th, 2019
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

What it means to implement shari’a: Some Reflections from Modern Egypt with Professor Khaled Fahmy
April 10th, 2019
2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Casting Terror: Intersection of Race and Security Law in a Post 9-11 World
April 5th, 2019
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Islamophobia Lecture Series Spring 2019

Iraqi Maqam Music with Hamid Al Saadi and Amir ElSaffar
April 18th, 2019
6:00 p.m.


Colloquium on Colonialism & Militarism in Tunisia
March 27th, 2019
2:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m.

Equal Treatment? Racialized Media Coverage of Terrorism Cases
March 11, 2019
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Islamophobia, Race and Global Politics with Professor Nazia Kazi
February 6, 2019
12:00 to 1:00 p.m.


Social Justice A Prophetic Imperative
January 31, 2019
12:15pm to 1:15pm

  WHEN: January 31st, 2019   WHERE: Rutgers Law School, Room 020  

Cartoons with Mohammad Sabaaneh
November 19, 2018
11:30am to 12:50pm

WHEN: November 19th from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM   WHERE: Hill Hall, Room 107 Come join RU-N Muslim Student Association and Students For Justice in Palestine for an event with political cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh  

Does Islam Need Saving
November 13, 2018
12:00 to 1:15pm


BOOK LAUNCH Women and Gender in Iraq: Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation
October 26, 2018
7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Event sponsored by Cambridge University Press &  the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Rutgers University-Newark  BOOK LAUNCH Women and Gender in Iraq: Between Nation-Building and Fragmentation Cambridge University Press, 2018 by Zahra Ali  Friday October 26 at 7pm Bluestockings bookstore 172 Allen St, New York City NY 10002  ALL ARE WELCOME  Chair:Melissa Valle, Rutgers University The […]

Rethinking Orientalism: Gender, Body Politics and Authoritarianism in the Middle East
November 13, 2018
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Islam in Liberalism
October 4, 2018
12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

American anxieties about intolerance, misogyny, and tyranny are projected onto Islam are part of the broader history of European’s use of Islam as a foil in Western liberalism.

October 2, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Speakers: Dr. Enes Bayrakli, Turkish German University, Dr. Farid Hafez, Salzburg University
Moderator: Chaplain Kaiser Aslam

The Sacred Manifest as Beauty: The Quran and Aesthetics in Islam
September 27, 2018
2:30 to 3:50 p.m.

Ali S. Asani is Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures at Harvard with a joint appointment between the Committee on the Study of Religion and the department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

The Muslims Are Coming!
September 10, 2018
12:00 to 1:15 p.m.

What was the role of Islamophobia in the 2016 presidential elections? What is anti-Muslim racism, where does it come from, and what are its consequences?

Investigating and Litigating for Victims of Terrorism

Thomas Fortune Fay, Rutgers Law School ’65, is a pioneer advocate representing American victims of foreign state-sponsored terrorism.

Human Rights Activism in the Middle East: Perspectives from the Ground

A Conversation with Aya Hijazi. Human Rights Activist and Founder of the Belady Foundation.

Securitizing Gender in the ‘War’ on Terror and Crime

Adrien Wing, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs and the Bessie Dutton Murray Professor, University of Iowa College of Law.