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Wednesday, October 10
 

1:30pm

Changing the American Dream
Meet journalist Laura Wides-Muñoz, author of The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What it Means to be American and Hareth Andrade-Ayala, one of the book’s featured youths. Wides-Muñoz chronicles the next chapter in civil rights as witnessed through the inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society’s attitudes toward one of the most contentious political matters roiling America today: immigration. Kirkus Reviews calls the book “Poignant… An eye-opening exploration of the DREAM Act and those who have tried to find safe harbor in the United States under its aegis. A well-crafted, timely contribution to the immigration debate.”

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Laura Wides-Muñoz

Laura Wides-Muñoz ​is the author of The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What it Means to be American, based on more than a decade of reporting on immigration, much of it done while a staff writer for The Associated Press.Previously... Read More →



Wednesday October 10, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room F 4477 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030

4:30pm

Sexualities, Intimacies, and Queer Migration with Eithne Luibhéid
In her talk, Eithne Luibhéid argues that queer migration scholarship and activism are strengthened by addressing sexualities and intimacies as interlinked but distinct grounds of struggle against unjust immigration enforcement. She discusses the overlaps and differences between sexualities and intimacies and explores how the U.S. government uses sexualities and intimacies to govern immigrants and reproduce a (settler) colonialist, racist, and heteronormative nation and citizenry. Luibhéid suggests that addressing sexualities and intimacies together reframes possibilities for scholarship and activism on urgent contemporary issues. These include the experiences of LGBTQ migrants, separated migrant families, mixed status families, detained asylum seekers, and struggling U.S. citizens. Sponsored by Women and Gender Studies.

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Eithne Luibhéid

Eithne Luibhéid is a Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She served as the Director of the Institute for LGBT Studies from 2007-2011. Her research focuses on the connections among queer lives, state immigration controls, and justice struggles... Read More →


Wednesday October 10, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm
Research Hall, Room 163 10401 York River Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030
 
Thursday, October 11
 

TBA

Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
*Note -- this event runs from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.*

SECOND ANNUAL GRADUATE STUDENT BOOK REVIEW COLLOQUIUM ON ISLAMIC AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
ORGANIZED BY THE ALI VURAL AK CENTER FOR GLOBAL ISLAMIC STUDIES AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY 
The Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University and the Maydan (www.themaydan.com), the Center’s digital scholarship platform, presents the second annual Graduate Student Book Review Colloquium on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies to be held on October 11, 2018, in collaboration with the Fall for the Book festival. In 2018, the theme for the colloquium will be “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts.” 

The Colloquium invites advanced graduate students in social sciences and humanities to present book reviews of recent noteworthy publications in the broader field of Islamic and Middle Eastern studies in line with the 2018 theme, “Islam in Modern Regional Contexts.” The Colloquium will enable graduate students to engage with leading academics in their respective fields. It will also bring a critical and informed discussion of recent notable books to the attention of broader audiences attending the Fall for the Book festival at George Mason University.

Panel 1:  Religion, Education and War on Terror 
10-11:45
 
Book Under Review: Ann Marie Wainscott, Bureaucratizing Islam: Morocco and the War on Terror (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
 
MUHAMMAD AL-SAYED  BUSHRA, Georgetown University
DAVID DUKE, Portland State University
AMINE EL-YOUSFI, Cambridge University
NAGHAM EL-KARHILI, Georgia State University

Panel 2: Islamophobia and the Muslim Quotidian in America
1:00-3:00
Book Under Review: Erik Love, Islamophobia and Racism in America (New York: NYU Press, 2017).
 
MICHELLE DROMGOLD-SERMEN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
HINASAHAR MUNEERUDDIN, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Book Under Review: John O’Brien, Keeping It Halal: The Everyday Lives of Muslim American Teenage Boys (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).
SAYED HAMID AKBARY, University of Calgary
SAULA FAWZI, McGill University
HALE INANOGLU, George Mason University

Panel 3: Institutions, Islam, Politics in Multiple Contexts
3:30-5:30
Book Under Review: Ozlem Madi-Sisman, Muslims, Money and Democracy in Turkey: Reluctant Capitalists (New York: Palgrave, 2017).
MICHAEL DIRKSEN, University of Illinois at Chicago
Book Under Review: Eren Tasar, Soviet and Muslim: The Institutionalization of Islam in Central Asia, 1943-1991 (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
SUMEYYE MINE ILTEKIN, University of Delaware
NURLAN KABDYLKHAK, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Book Under Review: Stéphane A. Dudoignon, The Baluch, Sunnism and the State in Iran: From Tribal to Global (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017).
CANDACE MIXON, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Book Under Review: Rafaela M. Dancygier, Dilemmas of Inclusion: Muslims in European Politics (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017).
BRIAN VAN WYCK, Michigan State University


Thursday October 11, 2018 TBA
Johnson Center, 3rd Floor, Meeting Room E 4477 Aquia Creek Ln, Fairfax, VA 22030

12:00pm

What Does It Take to Achieve the Impossible?
In The Imaginations of Unreasonable Men, Billy Shore, writer, philanthropist, and business leader, tells the story of a small cadre of scientists—collaborators and competitors— who are determined to develop a vaccine for malaria—a feat most tropical disease experts have long considered impossible. Shore is the co-founder of No Kid Hungry, and its parent organization Share Our Strength, which has raised more than $600 million to fight hunger and poverty. Sponsored by the Center for the Advancement of Well Being.

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Billy Shore

Billy Shore is the executive chairman of No Kid Hungry and its parent organization, Share OurStrength. Since founding Share Our Strength in 1984 with his sister Debbie, Billy has led theorganization in raising more than $600 million to fight hunger and poverty, and has won thesupport... Read More →



4:30pm

The Real Relationship between the U.S. and Mexico
Especially relevant in today's America, Andrew Selee’s Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together illustrates how the U.S.-Mexico border is more like a seam than a barrier. With or without a wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural, and personal relationships weave together the two economies. Through portraits of business leaders, migrants, chefs, movie directors, police officers, and media and sports executives, this book looks at this emerging Mexico, showing how it increasingly influences our daily lives in the United States in surprising ways--the jobs we do, the goods we consume, and even the new technology and entertainment we enjoy. Andrew Selee, President of the Migration Policy Institute and past Director of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute, will be in conversation with George Mason University Professor Guadalupe Correa-Cabrera, author of Los Zetas Inc. Together they will paint a realistic portrait of the border region that few Americans see. Sponsored by the Institute for Immigration Research and the Schar School of Policy and Government.

Authors
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Andrew Selee

Andrew Selee is Executive Director of the Migration PolicyInstitute. His new book is Vanishing Frontiers: The Forces Driving Mexico and the United States Together. It will be released June 5th. From Amazon: Wall or no wall, deeply intertwined social, economic, business, cultural... Read More →



 
Saturday, October 13
 

11:30am

U.S. Presidents: The Election & The Message
Two political experts discuss different factors of U.S. presidencies: the election and the administration’s message afterwards. Standoff: How America Became Ungovernable by Bill Schneider takes readers into the American voting booth of several hard-fought elections to discuss how voters decide, and why their decisions sometimes seems so impractical. “Standoff is required reading for an understanding of the 2016 election and the political future.” Presidential Communication and Character: White House News Management from Clinton and Cable to Twitter and Trump by Stephen J. Farnsworth details the evolution of White House news management over the past twenty years alongside the evolution of American media. In a comparison of the communication strategies of our current president and his three predecessors, Farnsworth demonstrates the struggle that all presidents have in controlling their messages, with extra focus on “the first true Twitter presidency.” Sponsored by The Academy at BASIS Independent McLean.

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Stephen Farnsworth

Stephen J. Farnsworth, Ph.D., is professor of political science and international affairs at the University of Mary Washington, where he directs the university’s Center for Leadership and Media Studies. Dr. Farnsworth is the author or co-author of six books, a recipient of the State... Read More →
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Bill Schneider

Bill Schneider is Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government atGeorge Mason University . He was the Cable News Network’s senior political analyst from 1990 to 2009. He has been a visiting professor at the University of California at Los Angeles, Boston College and Brandeis... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 11:30am - 12:45pm
Merten Hall, Room 1201 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

1:30pm

The Assault on American Security
A retired four-star general, Michael V. Hayden served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the course of world events was changing at a rapid rate. He was also the country’s first principal deputy director of national intelligence and the highest-ranking military intelligence officer in the country. In his book, The Assault on Intelligence: American National Security in an Age of Lies is “a blistering critique of the forces threatening the American intelligence community, beginning with the President of the United States himself, in a time when that community's work has never been harder or more important.” 

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Michael V. Hayden

The founder of the center is General Michael V. Hayden, a distinguished visiting professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government since 2009.  A retired four-star general, Hayden served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency when the... Read More →



Saturday October 13, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Merten Hall, Room 1201 4441 George Mason Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030