Topic: Middle Eastern Studies

Ahmed Mohamed and Thomas Jefferson: A tale of two clocks

Oct. 16, 2015

A Texas teen’s journey from handcuffs to presidential handshakes reminds us how far some remain from understanding this nation’s founding ideals, a lesson a former president – and inventor – might help us understand even as 14-year-old Ahmed...

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The Long History of Satire in the Middle East

Jan. 16, 2015

Contrary to a recent popular claim, Muslims—of course—believe in the freedom of expression. And they’ve been using it to some extraordinary ends.

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Ramadan, Islamic and Arab Experts

Aug. 20, 2009

This week, followers of the faith of Islam will begin to celebrate Ramadan, one of the religion's most important observances, which will continue through Sept. 20. Scholars at The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss the Islamic faith, history and culture, and the Arab world from a variety of perspectives.

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Dept brings Texas twang to the Arabic language

Dec. 13, 2007
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Batal, director of the university's Arabic Flagship Program and associate professor of Arabic.

Across the country The University of Texas at Austin is known for many things. When asked most people say something about the 49,000-plus student body, highly respected business, law and public affairs schools or the national championship winning football team.

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