Muslims in a Global Context

Muslims in a Global Context

This page is home to links for previous "Muslims in a Global Context" mini-course material.  On these pages we offer the course materials in a structured format for anyone to reference. This collection of pages serves a powerful learning tool for those interested in the topic and will be updated as future workshops transpire.  If you are looking for information about current mini-courses click here.  Materials are listed by world region below.

Central Asia
Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Philippines

Gulf States and Iran
Pakistan, India, Afghanistan


Muslims in a Global Context is a semi-annual mini-course series for students, educators, and the broader community to learn from faculty experts and practitioners about issues of critical importance to the understanding of countries with significant Muslim populations. Each term the cluster of countries changes. In the past two years, three sections were offered covering Egypt and Northern African countries, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India and the Gulf States and Iran.  Lectures are given that are both unique to the specific region as well as include general topics such as an historical overview, politics and policies, the role of religion in society, the role of women in statehood, education, economics and business development, US security and the region, and current cultural trends.

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