October 29, 2013

Lecture at FRCC Campus in Longmont to Assess Rise of Political Islam

As part of the Front Range Community College Department of Social Sciences series on identity-based conflict, Dr. Ian Feinhandler will examine the rise of political Islam since 1979 in a lecture Nov. 4 at the college.

Feinhandler will draw on work he performed for the U.S. Department of State, but the lecture also will include video clips of Arab hip-hop that was used to mobilize protesters in the so-called “Arab Spring.” He will examine how identities can change over time, focusing on the shift from secular to religious identity in the Arab world. Special attention will be paid to the recent revolutions in the Arab world, and whether these constitute an “Arab Spring” or an “Islamist Winter.”

Feinhandler is chair of the Department of Social Sciences at FRCC.

This academic talk will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in the Community Room of the Classroom Building at the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. Admission is free. The Boulder County Campus International Club is the event sponsor.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.


About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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