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Shiite Nationalism or Shiite Crescent in Bush's Middle East?

A public lecture by Juan Cole, University of Michigan

Thursday, April 26, 2007
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Juan R. I. Cole is Professor of Modern Middle East and South Asian History at the University of Michigan. His current research focuses on two contemporary phenomena: 1) Shiite Islam in Iraq and Iran and 2) the "jihadi" or "sacred-war" strain of Muslim radicalism, including al-Qaeda and the Taliban among other groups.  His publications include Sacred Space and Holy War (2002); Modernity and the Millennium: The Genesis of the Baha'i Faith in the Nineteenth Century Middle East (1998); Colonialism and Revolution in the Middle East: Social and Cultural Origins of Egypt's `Urabi Movement (1993); Comparing Muslim Societies, ed. (1992); and Shi`ism and Social Protest (1986), among many others.

Cost : Free

PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies
(310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies

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