Events AY 2009-2010
Boston College Professor Dr. Ali Banuazizi traces recent history of U. S.-Iranian Relations.
A professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Goettingen, Germany, and a senior member of the editorial committee of the “Enzyklopaedie des Maerchens”. In his presentation, Dr. Marzolph presented an exploration of Muslim humor.
Feminist and human rights defender, Jordanian Rana Husseini is a leading international investigative journalist, whose reporting has put violence against women on the public agenda around the world. Husseini discussed her recent book, Murder in the Name of Honor, which chronicled the many cases of so-called honor killings that she has uncovered during years of international investigative reporting.
SMSC hosted its second presentation on Afghanistan for AY 2009-10 with BBC journalist and author, David Loyn. Mr. Loyn presented highlights from his new book, In Afghanistan and took questions from the audience.
SMSC inaugurated its fourth year of programming with a lecture on Afghanistan featuring National Geographic Fellow, Dr. Fredrik Hiebert. In the presentation titled, “Rediscovering Afghanistan’s Hidden Treasures,” Dr. Hiebert outlined the back story of how the historical treasures of the Kabul museum were rediscovered after disappearing for more than 30 years.