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    In the media: Coury talks ISIL airstrikes with Local 5 News
    Associate Prof. David Coury on Tuesday (Sept. 23) shared his expertise in Middle East affairs with Local 5 News’ Jenn Sullivan, as part of a story about airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria. Coury, a Humanistic Studies (German) and Global Studies faculty member who co-directs UW-Green Bay’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies, told Sullivan the […]

    Prof. Sherman to introduce Wednesday’s film series offering
    This Wednesday (Sept. 17) at 7 p.m. at the Neville Public Museum, the Green Bay Film Society’s Fall international film series continues with the 2011 Lebanese comedy, “Where do we go now?” Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, the film follows the antics of the town’s women […]

    Islam Awareness Week set for April 7-11
    The Office of International Education shares news that Islam Awareness Week is planned for next Monday-Friday (April 7-11), with daily events to help participants learn more about Islam as a religion and culture as well as about the people and culture of Muslim-majority regions of the world. • Monday — Frontline News:Syria discussion, 6 p.m., […]

    Visiting professor to speak on Islam as ecumenical movement Monday, Feb. 18
    A renowned professor of Near Eastern History will present on “Nascent Islam as an Ecumenical Movement” from 2:15-3:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 in the Christie Theatre of UW-Green Bay’s University Union. University of Chicago Prof. Fred Donner’s presentation will examine whether Islam was originally founded just for Muslims, or rather as a religion intended to […]

    To learn and to celebrate: International Education ‘Week’ lasts all month at UW-Green Bay
    UW-Green Bay’s celebration of International Education Week has been extended to span the entire month of November, and a variety of displays, discussions and other events are planned. The U.S. departments of State and Education officially will recognize Nov. 12-16 as International Education Week 2012, calling the timeframe as “an opportunity to celebrate the benefits […]

    Coury talks Arab Spring, Gadhafi death
    UW-Green Bay Prof. David Coury weighed in on what’s next for Libya following the death of Moammar Gadhafi for a story in Friday’s (Oct. 21) Green Bay Press-Gazette. Coury, co-director of the Center for Middle East Studies, said the next several months will be critical for developing democracy in Libya, and that the U.S. should […]

    Saturday’s conference on ‘Best Practices for Teaching Middle Eastern Content’
    The Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships hosts its conference organized for K-12 teachers and university educators on campus this Saturday (April 2). For details on “Globalizing the Classroom: Developing Best Practices for Teaching Middle Eastern Content,” see our archived post.

    April 2 conference will target best practices in teaching Middle East topics
    As part of the follow-up program for the Fulbright-Hayes Group Project Abroad Grant, the Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships extends an open invitation to a conference organized for K-12 teachers and university educators. Titled “Globalizing the Classroom: Developing Best Practices for Teaching Middle Eastern Content,” the conference will be held at UW-Green Bay […]

    ‘New Feminist Voices in Islam’ is Jordanian scholar’s topic Oct. 18
    A presentation by a Jordanian-born scholar on ‘New Feminist Voices in Islam’ will be the first public lecture offered through the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s new Center for Middle East Studies and Partnerships. Ibtesam Al Atiyat, a former visiting scholar at UW-Green Bay and now an assistant professor of sociology at St. Olaf College, will speak at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18.

    Middle East travelers report busy first week
    Prof. David Coury, Humanistic Studies, shipped home an email Monday (July 12) from the nation of Jordan, where he’s helping lead a Wisconsin delegation that is spending a month abroad on a Fulbright-Hays grant. The photo (above) was taken at the Jordanian-American Commission for Educational Exchange in Amman, the capital city. Travelers from UW-Green Bay […]