Monthly Archives: December 2017

“Knowledge and Diversity” 10th Year Anniversary Celebration, GTU (December 7, 2017)


We are delighted to invite the GTU community and other friends of the Center for Islamic Studies to join CIS faculty, students, alumni, and invited guests at a very special event celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Center for Islamic Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

We extend our gratitude to all who have supported our work over the years, and look forward to our continued work together. Come celebrate with us on Thursday, December 7, in the GTU Library.


Place: Graduate Theological Union Library, 2400 Ridge Rd. , Berkeley, CA , 94709

Time: 4:30-8:30pm

Event Schedule:

4:30-5:30 Tour the Knowledge and Diversity exhibition and meet/greet students, faculty, and visiting scholars in Islamic Studies

5:45-7:15 Formal presentations, featuring remarks from invited guests, as well as GTU President Riess Potterveld, Dean Uriah Kim, CIS Director Munir Jiwa, and current students in Islamic studies at the GTU

7:15-8:30 Reception with vegetarian appetizers, desserts, and beverages.

Mark your calendars now and plan to join us!

“Total Life is What We Need: Self-Determination and Black Arts Collectives,” Talk by Dr. Elizabeth Alexander (December 8, 2017)

On December 8th, please join us in the talk by Dr. Elizabeth Alexander of Columbia University titled “Total Life is What We Need: Self-determination and Black Arts Collectives” from 12-1:30 PM at Alumni House at UC Berkeley.

This talk is a part of a new colloquium series launched by the Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society called “Research to Impact.”

You can read Dr. Alexander’s biography and poems at the website of Poetry Foundation.

Read more about the series here.