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Opposition Political Movements in Turkey: Politics of Intransigence
Thursday, Octobe r16, 2014 at 11:30-12:45 p.m.
Council Room, Milo Bail Student Center
UNO Islamic Studies Program is organizing a lecture by Prof. Sinan Ciddi. Dr. Sinan Ciddi teaches and serves as the director of Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University. The lecture is free and open to public. For more information, contact Ramazan Kilinc at 402.554.2683 or










The Arab Uprisings and the Counter-Revolution
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Umoho Room, Milo Bail Student Center
The Islamic Studies Program, in collaboration with the Middle East Research Fund and Political Science Department, is organizing a lecture by Professor Hassan Al-Barari. Dr. Hassan Al-Barari, a professor of political science at the University of Jordan, Amman, is the author of Israelism: Arab Scholarship on Israel, a Critical Assessment.

The lecture is sponsored by the Islamic Studies Program in collaboration with the Middle East Research Fund and the Political Science Department. For more information, contact Ramazan Kilinc at 402.554.2683 or





previous events.


Islamic Studies

Prince among Slaves 
Movie Showing and Discussion
Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 6:30-8:30 
CPACS. Collaborating Commons at UNO

Discussion facilitated by Dr. Nikitah Imani, chair of Black Studies Department

In 1788, a young African Prince named Abdul Rahman is torn from a life of power and privilege, thrust into enslavement in a strange land. There he endures unimaginable hardship, yet carves out a life, and through improbable circumstances, gains his freedom and begins an extraordinary journey…

This event is co-sponsored by UNO Islamic Studies Program, and Black Studies Department. 




Women’s Rights in Islam: The Quranic Perspective
A lecture by Azizah el-Hibri, Professor Emeritus of Law at University of Richmond
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 7:00-8:30
Thompson Alumni Center at UNO 

Azizah Y. al-Hibri is the founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy, and founder and president of KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights. In June 2011, al-Hibri was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

This event is co-sponsored by UNO Islamic Studies Program, Women’s Resource Center, and Women’s and Gender Studies Program. 




Spotlight on Islam and Muslims October 3, 2011 through October 7, 2011

A week of opportunities to learn about different aspects of Islam the religion and Muslims.

2010 Study Abroad Trip to Morroco and the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music (June 4, 2010 - June 17, 2010)

Please join the UNO Islamic Studies Summer Study Abroad Program as we journey to Morocco for the Sacred Music Festival in Fez. We will study Islam, music and Moroccan culture at UNO before leaving for our two-week stay. Participants will attend daily concerts, colloquiums, attend religious events and visit historic Marrakech and rest on the beaches of Essaouria.

2009 Malcolm X Conference, 'Reading' al-hajj al-Imam Abdul-Malik al-Shabazz (Malcolm X): Where and When We Enter? Dr. M. Ibrahim Farajajé

The Islamic Studies Program sponsored this free lecture as part of the Malcolm X Festival on April 16, 2009.  Dr. M. Ibrahim Farajajé  graduated from the Theology Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland with the degree Dr. Theol. in History of Religions, magna cum laude. He is the Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Islamic Studies and Cultural Studies at the Starr King School for the Ministry, a member school of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He also serves as the Senior Research Analyst for the GTU's Center for Islamic Studies, as well as being a member of the GTU's Core Doctoral Faculty in the area of Cultural and Historical Studies of Religions.


2009 University of Nebraska at Omaha Islamic Studies Lecture Series, Rumi and the Intelligence of the Heart, Dr. M. Ibrahim Farajajé

The Islamic Studies Program sponsored this free lecture on April 13, 2009 as the first in the Islamic Studies Lecture Series


2009 Pearl Blizek Lecture in Art and Religion, Islamic Calligraphy: Lifting the Veil, Elinor Aishah Holland

Elinor Aishah Holland holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from Temple University and studied Arabic at the University of Pennsylvania. A student of renowned calligrapher Mohamad Zakariya, Holland is a calligrapher in the traditional method of the Ottoman Hattat (calligraphers). Her clients include the US State Department, the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Museum of the City of New York.


2008 Nebraska Regional Conference for the Association of Muslim Social Scientists

The Religious Studies Program and the Islamic Studies Program at UNO co-sponsored the 2008 AMSS Regional Conference on April 19, 2008. These annual conferences promote the study of Islam and Islamic thought, encouraging the understanding of Islam as a religion and a civilization without the polemics and apologetics that dominated the 20th century.