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Mbaye Lo

Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708-0414
2204 Erwin Road Room 231, Box 90414, Durham, NC 27708
Office hours Monday & Wednesday 2-5 pm  

Selected Presentations & Appearances


La Critique du Jihâd par Cheikh Moussa Kamara - Anthropologie Comparative du Sahel Musulman · April 7, 2016 Invited Talk Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF) EHESS , Paris, France

http://imaf.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1340&lang=fr
“Face au jihâd, une tradition de non-violence et de tolérance dans l’oeuvre de Cheikh

Actualité du Religieux en Afrique. Mobilisations, Conflits, Réconciliations - IMAF Séminaire · April 6, 2016 Invited Talk EHESS, Paris, France
Muslim University Models in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities - International Conference on education reform in Muslim societies · March 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016 Invited Talk Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
The Arabic Classroom: Context, Text and Students · December 4, 2015 - December 5, 2015 Other Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Organizer of International Workshop

Teaching Communicative Skills: Lesson from the Arabic Classroom - Increasing Language Production in the Arabic Classroom · November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015 Other ACTFL, Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, San Diego, California

Organizer & Panelist

La Critique du Jihâd par Cheikh Moussa Kamara - Anthropologie Comparative du Sahel Musulman · April 7, 2016 Invited Talk Institut des Mondes Africains (IMAF) EHESS , Paris, France

http://imaf.cnrs.fr/spip.php?article1340&lang=fr
“Face au jihâd, une tradition de non-violence et de tolérance dans l’oeuvre de Cheikh

Actualité du Religieux en Afrique. Mobilisations, Conflits, Réconciliations - IMAF Séminaire · April 6, 2016 Invited Talk EHESS, Paris, France
Muslim University Models in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities - International Conference on education reform in Muslim societies · March 18, 2016 - March 19, 2016 Invited Talk Faculty of Theology, Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey
The Arabic Classroom: Context, Text and Students · December 4, 2015 - December 5, 2015 Other Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Organizer of International Workshop

Teaching Communicative Skills: Lesson from the Arabic Classroom - Increasing Language Production in the Arabic Classroom · November 20, 2015 - November 22, 2015 Other ACTFL, Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, San Diego, California

Organizer & Panelist

Islamic Identities in Africa · October 21, 2015 Other DukeAFRICA, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Panel discussion

For the Love of Languages - Arts & Humanities Open House · October 17, 2015 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Panel discussion

Jihad as a Peace Tradition in the Writings of Cheikh Moussa Kamara - Islam and Peace International Conference: Islam and World Peace: Perspectives from African Muslim Nonviolence Traditions · September 12, 2015 Invited Talk Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life & African Studies, Columbia University, New York City
Citizenship Matters · June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015 Invited Talk Duke-American Language Center Undergraduate Conference on Global Citizenship. , Marrakech, Morocco

Opening Remarks

Building a Proficiency-Oriented Arabic Curriculum: The Case of Duke University’s Arabic Program - 46th Annual Convention · May 1, 2015 Invited Talk The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Toronto, Ontario
Developing an Effective Arabic Curriculum - 46th Annual Convention · May 1, 2015 Other The Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) , Toronto, Ontario

Panel Chair

Excuse My French · March 20, 2015 Other The International House, Levine Science Research Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Film screening and panel discussion of ‘Excuse My French’. 50th Anniversary Celebration.

Unlimited Force in an Endless War: ISIL and AUMF · February 23, 2015 Invited Talk Alexander Hamilton Societ, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Militant Islam and the Future of Dawlah Madaniyyah: the Case of Abu Bakr Naji’s book—Idaratu-l Tawahush - Dawla Madaniyya – A Future for the Civil State in the Arab World? · January 19, 2015 - January 20, 2015 Invited Talk University of Cologne, Germany

Academic Workshop

Why Millions of Muslims are Signing up for Online dating · December 10, 2014 Broadcast Appearance BBC,

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-30397272

The Politics of Language in Muslim Education: A Survey of Recent Development in 3 Islamic Universities in Africa · November 21, 2014 Invited Talk African Studies Association, Indianapolis, Indiana
Islam in Africa · October 3, 2014 Invited Talk Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Duke University, Bishop's House, Durham, North Carolina
Shaping Study Abroad Experiences - Creative Learning · September 13, 2014 Other Washington DC

Roundtable Discussion at the Faculty Board Meeting

The Arab Spring: Reflections and Perspectives · June 21, 2014 Invited Talk Diwaniyya, Khalid Elhassan Research & Studies Center, Mohammed V Agdal University, Rabat, Morocco
Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa: Opportunities and Challenges · March 22, 2014 Invited Talk Center for African Studies & Department of Religion, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Sudan’s Islamist Regime: A Lesson for Political Islam - Great Decisions Lecture Series · March 20, 2014 Invited Talk The Woman's Club of Raleigh, Raleigh, North Carolina
Towards a Culture of Conflict Resolutions in the Sudan · January 8, 2014 Invited Talk Center for Translation and African Studies, International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan
Muslim Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa: A Survey - Symposium on Reform of Higher Education in Muslim Societies · December 10, 2013 Invited Talk Wilson Center and the IIIT , Washington, D.C. & Herndon, VA
The Idea of the African University: An Analytical Framework - Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa: Their History, Mission and Role in Regional Development · November 17, 2013 - November 19, 2013 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
The New Face of Terror: The Evolving Threat of Al Qaeda and Extremism in Africa · November 13, 2013 Invited Talk International Relations Association, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Islamic Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa: A Case of Collaboration or Cooptation between Africa and the Middle East - Exploring Middle East Involvement in Africa International · November 5, 2013 - November 6, 2013 Lecture Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC), Pretoria, South Africa

Invited Lectures ; http://http://amec.org.za/events/conferences/conference-2013

Political Exhaustion, In Egypt - Duke Today · August 22, 2013 Interview Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

https://today.duke.edu/2013/08/loegypt

Egypt on the Brink · August 21, 2013 Broadcast Appearance WUNC,

http://wunc.org/post/egypt-brink#stream/0

Arabs and Africans at the Crossroads: Challenges of the New Millennium · May 25, 2013 Invited Talk National Center for Translation, Cairo: Egypt
Duke Global Education & Language Program Integration - AMES 2013 Retreat · January 8, 2013 Invited Talk
Islamic Universities and Colleges in Africa: Past, Present, and Future Prospects · December 1, 2012 Lecture African Studies Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia

Panel chair and presenter

Islam from Africa to America: A Survey of the Literature · November 25, 2012 Invited Talk Ibadurrhman Islamic Center of Durham, Durham, North Carolina
Arab-African Relations in the Age of the Arab Revolutions · July 10, 2012 Invited Talk Institute for African Research and Studies, Cairo University, Egypt
Challenges and Opportunities of Nation-Building in the Wake of the Arab Spring · June 20, 2012 Invited Talk Arab and African Research Center, Cairo, Egypt

Invited Lectures

A New Form of Engagement Toward Egypt · June 3, 2012 Interview Egypt’s National Newspaper: al-Gomhouriyyah,
Challenging Authority in Cyberspace: the Case of Al-Jazeera Arabic Writers - Wednesdays @ the Center · February 22, 2012 Invited Talk John Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

With Andi Frkovich

Reflections on the Arab Springs - Arab Springs: Revolution and Repression Conference · February 18, 2012 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Duke 2012 Winter Forum · January 8, 2012 Other Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Facilitator

Challenging Authority on Cyberspace: the Case of Al Jazeera Arabic Writers - Islam, Citizenship and New Media · December 18, 2011 - December 20, 2011 Invited Talk Netherlands-Flemish Institute (NVIC) in Cairo, Egypt

Invited Lectures

Case Study of Risk: DukeEngage in Cairo 2011 - DukeEngage National Advisory Board Meeting · December 1, 2011 Invited Talk John Franklin Center, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
The Muslim Vote 2012: Similarities & Differences - Religious Newswriters Association's 62nd Annual Conference · September 15, 2011 Other Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Roundtable discussion

The Green Threat · July 14, 2011 Interview Al-SaHa Omaniyyah ,

Oman’s Online Journal

Islam, USA & the Sudan · July 4, 2011 Invited Talk The Institute of African Research and Studies at Cairo University

Book talk

Islam and the Muslim Community in the US · March 14, 2011 Invited Talk Isra University, Amman, Jordan

Invited Lectures

U.S. Fallout: What does "change" mean in Egypt? - Duke Chronicle · February 2, 2011 Interview Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Beyond Southern Sudan: the Scenarios of War & Peace After the Referendum - Regional Symposium on: Neighbors of Sudan and Self-Determination for Southern Sudan · October 2, 2010 - October 3, 2010 Invited Talk Peace Research Institute, University of Khartoum, in collaboration with Society Studies Centre,, Khartoum, Sudan

Invited Lectures

Increasing Oral Production in the Target Language Using VoiceThread - CIT Instructional Technology Showcase · May 3, 2010 Invited Talk Bostock Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Civic Engagement in the Middle East Conference · November 13, 2009 - November 14, 2009 Other Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

Organizer

How to Improve Teaching Excellence - Teaching and Learning Lunch for the Graduate Program in Religion · November 2009 Invited Talk Divinity School, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
The African University: the Mission and the Message · June 4, 2009 Invited Talk International University of Africa, African Hall, Khartoum, Sudan
Civil Society: Concepts, Theories and Practices · June 2, 2009 Invited Talk University of Khartoum, Shariqa Hall, Khartoum, Sudan
Moving Arabic Forward - The Perseus Project · May 5, 2009 Invited Talk Tufts University, Boson, Massachusetts
Duke Alumni Association Board of Directors · May 1, 2009 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Lived Islam - 6th Duke-UNC Graduate Students Conference · February 5, 2009 Invited Talk UNC-Global,
Teaching Distinction - Duke Magazine · 2009 Interview Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

July - August edition
http://dukemagazine.duke.edu/article/teaching-distinction

The Discourse of DukeEngage - DukeEngage Program Directors’ Lecture Series · 2009 Invited Talk Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Oral Proficiency Interview & the Arabic Classroom: How and What? · August 3, 2008 Invited Talk Arab Academy, Cairo, Egypt
Contextualizing Muridiyyah within the American Muslim Communities: perspectives on past, present and future - International Conference on the Globalization of the Muridiyya Muslim Order · May 12, 2008 - May 13, 2008 Invited Talk Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library , New York City
Teaching Arabic in America: History, Methodologies and Textbooks · July 4, 2007 Invited Talk Center for Arabic Language and Eastern Studies (CALERS) and Yemen Institute for Arabic Language, Sana’a, Yemen
Teaching and Assessing Arabic Language Programs in the United States · June 10, 2007 Invited Talk Yemen College of Middle Eastern Studies, Sana’a, Yemen
Re-making the African University: Faculty, Student and Academic Freedom · March 15, 2007 Invited Talk Center for Research and African Studies, International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan
Institutionalizing Education in the Sudan: International University of Africa · March 13, 2007 Invited Talk International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan

Service to the Profession


Advisory Board - Journal of Social Sciences · 2014 Editorial Activities Khalid Elhassan Research & Studies Center, Mohammed V Agdal University, Rabat, Morocco
Advisory Board Member · 2009 Consulting Arab Academy, Cairo, Egypt
Advisory Board Member - Journal of Traditions and Beliefs · 2009 Editorial Activities Cleveland State University, Ohio
Advisory Board · 2009 Consulting International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan
Board of Directors - DukeEngage · 2008 - 2015 Consulting Duke University ,
Advisory Board - Journal of Social Sciences · 2014 Editorial Activities Khalid Elhassan Research & Studies Center, Mohammed V Agdal University, Rabat, Morocco
Advisory Board Member · 2009 Consulting Arab Academy, Cairo, Egypt
Advisory Board Member - Journal of Traditions and Beliefs · 2009 Editorial Activities Cleveland State University, Ohio
Advisory Board · 2009 Consulting International University of Africa, Khartoum, Sudan
Board of Directors - DukeEngage · 2008 - 2015 Consulting Duke University ,
Advisory Board Member · 2007 Consulting Society Studies Center, Khartoum, Sudan