Soundtrack of the Revolution

The forces behind the Tunisian and Egyptian revolts were widespread, coming from the religious and secular spheres, the intellectuals, and the working, middle, and upper classes. Millions called for justice and regime change and were victorious in achieving significant steps … Continue reading

Islam’s Role in Egypt’s Secular Revolution

Mona Mogahed is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and lived in Cairo between 2008-2009. She is a native of Madison, Wisconsin and currently resides in Washington, DC. When a wave of self-immolation attempts began sweeping the Arab world … Continue reading

Chronological Listing of Shows

Click on show titles for additional information or simply click on the player to listen to an episode. Islam and Democracy Air date: March 15, 2012   The Arab Spring surprised many in the West who believed Islam is inherently … Continue reading

East Asia

Travelogue: Sufi Shrines in Linxia, China, China’s “Little Mecca” by David Dettmann, Assistant Director of the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Wisconsin In summer 2010, David Dettmann traveled to the Hui heartland in central China to collect … Continue reading

The Aims and Purposes of Sharia

Asmah Sultan Mallick is a master’s student in International Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Given the revolutions across the Middle East, with countries trying to rebuild and form stable governments better able to serve their people, the topic … Continue reading

Islam and the New Modes of Participation

This past weekend academics and journalists from around the world gathered at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the Inside Islam-cosponsored conference Islam and Democracy. The changing political landscape of the Middle East was a central focus of the event in … Continue reading

Inter-religious Solidarity through Protest

A large portion of global current events coverage in the last year has been directed towards Arab revolutions and their subsequent political transformations–and rightfully so. But Arab Middle Eastern countries aren’t the only places where significant protests have arisen; from … Continue reading