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Benny Morris is known as one of Israel’s “New Historians” and is one of the world’s leading experts on the origins and development of the Arab-Israeli conflict. During the 2015-2016 academic year he is the Aaron and Cecile Goldman Visiting Israeli Professor in the Department of Government.

The lecture was held on October 27, 2015 on the Georgetown University campus. 

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October 14, 2015. In his presentation, Dr. Kaya began with a short introduction to the life of Bediuzzaman Said Nursi (1876-1960) and the historical context in which he lived and wrote his magnum opus the Risale-i Nur, a thematic commentary on the Qur’an. This was followed by presenting Nursi’s perspective on living in a secular environment as an observant Muslim, his understanding of jihad, political Islam, and Christian-Muslim relations. Finally, Dr. Kaya focused on the legacy of Nursi in Turkey and around the globe. 

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October 1, 2015. Austria was the first Western European country to legally recognize Islam in 1912 and was for a long time known for its tolerant policies towards the Muslim community. After 9/11, the far right has discovered the topic of Islamophobia and used it strategically in election campaigns. When the 1912 Islam-law was renewed in 2015, the dominant Islamophobic discourse had made its imprint on public debates about the 2015 Islam-law. In this talk, Farid Hafez gave an overview over the most contested issues throughout the debate, the various stances of the parties in power and in opposition as well as the many possible implications of the law for the future of the Austrian Muslim community. 

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September 25, 2015—Panel event: "Christians in the Holy Land" with Jonthan Kuttab & Naim Ateek. In the endless stream of coverage on the Israel/Palestine conflict, Palestinian Christians receive scant attention. This is surprising in light of the overall concern for Christians in the Middle East in American society and politics. This panel featured prominent Palestinian Christian leaders who discussed the condition of those descendants of the original followers of Christ who remain in the holy land.

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Bruce Hoffman, Professor and Director of the Center for Security Studies, presented on his latest book Anonymous Soldiers: The Struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 (Knopf, 2015). The lecture was held October 8, 2015 in McShain Lounge, McCarthy Hall at Georgetown University. 

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Ambassador Dennis Ross, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy, presented on his new book Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama (Farrar, Staus, and Giroux, October 2015). Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and James A. Baker, III describe Ambassador Ross's new book as a "must read".

This lecture took place on October 5, 2015 in Gaston Hall on the Georgetown University main campus. 
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