Soft Power: Americans in Its Grip at Home Must Face the MischiefIt Wields by BNimri Aziz July 11/2020

I suspect most Americans would approve of what they understand to be this nation’s global cultural reach as expressed through its ‘soft power’. A term coined by an American political scientist, soft power “involves shaping the preferences of others through appeal and attraction”. Contrasted with coercive measures, it’s achieved largely through cultural means, although nevertheless ...

Eps. 19 We Are In This Together – Dr. Sadaf Jaffer – Dearborn [Video/Podcast]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cctX8ddIycw Sadaf Jaffer is an elected official, scholar, and activist. She was first elected to the Montgomery Township Committee in 2017. In January of 2019, she was sworn in as mayor, becoming the first South Asian woman to serve as mayor of a municipality in New Jersey, and the first Muslim woman to serve as ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن يقدم أمسية شهر تموز 2020م [podcast/video]

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Eps. 1 Dearborn Blog Live Discussions – Anti-Statue Movement, Between Reform & Absurdity [Video/Podcast]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZD5dYKjjzA "The United States’ frenzy of statuary iconoclasm has taken a turn into the theater of the absurd. Knocking down or defacing statues of national founders or heroes not only displays ignorance of history but also assaults the principles of Western civilization that allow for racial progress to continue." Henry Olsen "I think a statue ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن يقدم أمسية شعرية مع الشعر المحكي من لبنان [podcast/video]

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Eps. 18 We Are In This Together – Dr. Sally Howell – Dearborn [Video/Podcast]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SOhTS0Hl3Q Sally Howell is Associate Professor of History at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and Director of the Center for Arab American Studies. Her books include Citizenship and Crisis: Arab Detroit After 9/11 (2009, Russell Sage Foundation Press), Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade (2011, Wayne State University Press), and Old Islam in Detroit: ...

Muslim Heroines Find their Way into New American Literature by B. Nimri Aziz. June 21, 2020

Years ago in John Killins' writers’ workshop of largely African Americans, one member woefully explains the thwarted plot of her novel in progress: -- how, despite her effort to feature a Black hero: “By the second chapter, I had killed him off”. That Black character, even in her imagination, was irretrievably doomed; in a fictional ...

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن يقدم أمسية شعرية مع شعراء السعودية حوراء الهميلي، حبيب المعاتيق، و يحيى العبد اللطيف، تقدمة أمير المحمد صالح [podcast/video]

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On Social Media and Character by Cal Newport

On Social Media and Character Madison Fischer, a professional sport climber, recently pointed me toward an insightful essay she published on her blog about her battle with social media. Early in her climbing career, Madison was exposed to Instagram. At first she posted pictures of her cat; then pictures of competitions; then her training; then ...

Eps. 17 We Are In This Together – Sharine Atif – Cairo [Video/Podcast]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGbd0GDVFrE We are in this together is a non-scripted, live, non-profit, broadcast by Dearborn Blog, hosted by Wissam Charafeddine, to have conversations, that become oral history records, of our lives during the COVID19 pandemic also known as coronavirus Pandemic. These are personal stories of our lives during these unprecedented social isolation measures, in a globalized ...

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