• While Shannon Duffy ’21 listened to a French tour guide describe the atrocities that took place at a site in the southern town of Collioure, she felt an overwhelming sense of “confliction.” The cheerful atmosphere of the region surrounding her starkly contrasted with its tragic, yet rarely discussed, history. An undeclared environmental biology major from […]
    August 31, 2018
  • In the hopes of facilitating a dialogue about Israel and Palestine after the events of this past summer, Moustafa Bayoumi, an author and English professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York, gave his perspective. On October 2, Bayoumi delivered a lecture titled “After Gaza: What are the Prospects for Peace and Justice in […]
    October 16, 2014
  • Jacob Mundy
    Writing about Western Sahara and Morocco in a feature article online at World Politics Review, Professor Jacob Mundy asserted that “a web of geopolitical interests keeps the conflict in a permanent state of limbo.” Mundy, assistant professor of peace and conflict studies, looks for a disruptive event to “unbalance the deadlock,” though, he wrote, the likeliest events […]
    September 18, 2014
  • Where in the world is Madison Grant ’16? From Newport Beach, Calif., to Hamilton, N.Y., to Cairo, Egypt, to Brooklyn, N.Y., there’s no telling where Grant will end up next. One thing is for certain, though — she’ll always feel at home in the Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Civilizations academic program. While at Colgate […]
    December 3, 2013
  • (Editor’s note: This story is by Omar Aquije) In a single day, two Colgate students will observe thousands of Muslims in mid-day prayers, Jews celebrating the start of Shabbat, and Franciscan monks leading processions through the streets of Jerusalem. This happens each Friday in the streets of Old City in Jerusalem, where Christina Crowley ’14 […]
    August 4, 2013
  • Colgate students, interning this summer at companies such as NBCUniversal, Hukkster, Nike, and Facebook, are sharing their experiences. This post is written by Madison Grant ’16, an intern at the Arab American Association of New York. My name is Madison Grant and I am a rising sophomore at Colgate University. This summer I am working […]
    June 28, 2013
  • Beyond ancient ruins, temples, mosques, and historic churches of Istanbul, participants in a recent interfaith trip to Turkey explored their own religious beliefs and perceptions. Only traditional Turkish cuisine was on the menu and trips to McDonalds were forbidden. Led by Rabbi Dena Bodian, associate university chaplain and director of Jewish life, and Noor Khan, […]
    April 10, 2013
  • Students in extended study courses left for Israel and Egypt this week to further explore concepts developed in their classrooms during the fall semester at Colgate. Both courses, Living Egypt and The Land of Israel, focus on deep historical understanding of culture in the respective countries, and how the past has influenced where each nation […]
    December 26, 2012
  • When Jake Lightman ’16 attended a lunchtime talk with Daniel Kurtzer, former ambassador to both Israel and Egypt, he wanted to know why the Middle East peace process has stalled, and why the Arabs seem to suffer the blame. “So I asked him,” Lightman said without a touch of irony. Such a thing is de […]
    October 25, 2012