Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:
Syria: what is
really going on?
with Dr. Deina Abdelkader
Friday, September 14, 2012, at 10 a.m.
in the McCarthy Meeting Room
Dr. Deina Abdelkader will discuss what is really
going on in Syria - not just the day to day fighting but also the broader
implications to the country and region. Dr. Deina Abdelkader will provide
some historical background along with a balanced and objective assessment
of the current situation. Following her presentation there will be time
Dr. Deina Abdelkader currently teaches at the
University of Massachusetts at Lowell. She also taught at Tufts University,
Bentley and Stonehill College. Dr. Abdelkader is a Comparitivist and International
Relations specialist. Her scholarly interests and research focus on the
Middle East and North Africa, Comparative Democratization in the Muslim
World, Islamic Activism and the Role of Muslim Women in Religious Interpretation.
She is the author of Social Justice in Islam (2000) and
Islamic Activists: The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats (Pluto
Press, May 2011).
Dr. Abdelkader is a member of several professional associations: The Middle
East Studies Association, The Mediterranean Studies Association and the
Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, The American Political Science
Association, The Women’s Caucus at the American Political Science
Association (APSA) and The Northeastern Political Science Association.
She attended and presented in Conferences in each of those professional
associations mostly in Europe, the United States and Africa. Dr. Abdelkader
is also one of two women on the Islamic Jurisprudential Council of North
America (Fiqh Council of North America).
Among her presentations and articles are:
• “Modernity and the Principle of Public Welfare” Islam
and Christian-Muslim Relations (April 2003)
• “Jihad: Is It A Neglected Duty?” World Faiths Encounter
(July 1996, No. 11)
• “Salam and Islam” World Faiths Encounter (July 1992,
• “Minorities at Risk: A Review
of a Comparative Study” Al-Siyassa Al-Dawliya (October 1991)
about upcoming lectures at: http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/programs/programs/friday_morning_lectures.html