Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives

site header
  • Dr. Ariel Salzmann

    Dr. Ariel Salzmann, History Department, Queen’s University, 
    “Afghanistan 2001-2016: What Went Wrong?”

  • Poster for Turkey Democracy in Crisis?

    A panel consisting of: Dr Zozan Pehlivan, History Department, Queen’s University, Acya Tomac, Cultural Studies, Queen’s University, Poyraz Kolluoglu, Cultural Studies, Queen’s University
    “Turkey: Democracy in Crisis?”

  • Bill C-51 Poster

    Azeezah Kanji, Toronto-based legal scholar and writer
    “Managing the Muslim Menace: BILL C-51 and the Racial Politics of National Security

  • The Battle of Algiers: Occupation and Anti-Colonial Resistance (with Drs. Ariel Salzmann and Adnan Husain, History, Queen’s)


    Now in its 50th year anniversary, this famous and controversial film by Gillo Pontecorvo (1967) is an important document of the histories of decolonization and inspiration to resistance movements.   It was made with the participation of Algeria’s anti-colonial nationalist party, the FLN, soon after independence from France.  Banned in France and many other countries it remains controversial and relevant today as a dramatization of colonial occupation and violence, “terrorism” and resistance.  The US Pentagon screened the film in the aftermath of the invasion and occupation of Iraq, while the film has served globally as an emblem of anti-imperial and anti-colonial resistance.  Join Drs. Salzmann and Husain in a discussion of the issues and relevant historical contexts of the film and its reception. 

  • A talk given by Imam Yasin Dwyer (Chaplain, Ryerson University) on Wednesday, February 15 in Watson Hall Rm 217 at 6:30pm. 

  • Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives invites the campus community to a panel discussion “Responding to Islamophobia and Racism at Queen’s: Local Perspectives on a Global Phenomenon” on Wednesday, March 8 in Dunning Hall 14 at 6:30pm.

    As the University considers measures to implement from past panels and reports, please join 2 former (Amita Zamaan, founder of QCRED; Safiah Chowdhury, AMS President), a current PhD student (Sanober Umar, History) and Dr. Adnan Husain (History, MSGP Director) to discuss the experiences, issues, and remedies needed at this educational institution.

    This panel is organized with QUMSA as part of Islam Awareness Week 2017

  • Muslim Societies-Global Perspectives, Department of History, Philosophy Department and School of Religion would like to invite you to a double session highlighting Islamic History Month: 

    “Imagining a World in which There are No Religious Others: Al-Farabi on Prophecy, Religion and the Relativity of Religious Language & Symbol”

    Dr Timothy Gianotti, University of Waterloo

    WAT 517 - 2:30-4:00pm

    And an Open Session:

    “Love, Law, and the Journey to Bliss: A Teleological (Re)Introduction to Islam”

    Dr Timothy Gianotti, University of Waterloo

    Richardson Lab 104 - 7:30 pm

    Bio: Dr Timothy J. Gianotti is a scholar of classical Muslim thought, a contemporary Muslim theologian and interfaith advocate.


Welcome to the Muslim Societies, Global Perspectives (MSGP) initiative at Queen's!

MSGP is an interdisciplinary initiative dedicated to connecting the cosmopolitan and pluralist legacy of Islamic communities past with contemporary experiences of Muslims in multicultural societies and across transnational diasporas. Our initiative embraces the study of Muslim cultures that span the globe.