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Panel Discussion with Leila Ahmed at Harvard Divinity School

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Is veiling is oppressive? It’s not quite that simple. Offering insightful and often surprising analysis, Harvard professor Leila Ahmed has described a mostly unheralded trend among Muslim women: choosing to wear head coverings and concealing garments in public. On November 2, 2011, Ahmed, who is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Divinity at Harvard Divinity School (HDS), spoke about her book A Quiet Revolution: The Veil's Resurgence, From the Middle East to America, published the previous April by Yale University Press. Other panelists were Kecia Ali, assistant professor of religion at Boston University; Susan Abraham, assistant professor of ministry studies and associate director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at HDS; and Jane I. Smith, senior lecturer in divinity and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at HDS. This event was sponsored by the Center for the Study of World Religions at HDS and the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard. Runtime: 1:25:03. A Quiet Revolutionis one of the titles on the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.

 

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Harvard Divinity School. “A Quiet Revolution: The Veil’s Resurgence, from the Middle East to America." Harvard Divinity School, 2011.” Available from  http://www.hds.harvard.edu/multimedia/video/a-quiet-revolution.

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"Muslim Journeys | Item #104: Panel Discussion with Leila Ahmed at Harvard Divinity School ", July 23, 2018 http://bridgingcultures.neh.gov/muslimjourneys/items/show/104.

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