The importance of international influences is recognized by CCS as an integral part of the educational experience. By assisting students from all over the world to attend CCS, we hope to create an atmosphere of dynamic idea exchange among students as well as between students and faculty. We feel this is crucial to academic success at CCS and eventually the success of CCS alumni in the creative workplace.
CCS Global Week
CCS Global Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This week is sponsored in collaboration with Academic Affairs, International Student Services, U245, and various departments.
Halal Metropolis: New Strategies for Urban Renewal in Detroit
Tuesday November 15 - Lunch Lecture
Room 924 Taubman Center
Urban spaces are sites of contest between strangers, especially those who encounter each other across lines of difference defined by religious identity and migration. In Detroit today, the fastest growing populations of immigrants are Muslim (African, Arab, Eastern European, and South Asian). They are filling in and reshaping the city itself, most notably in neighborhoods adjoining Dearborn, Hamtramck, and Highland Park, where ethnic and halal marketplaces are springing up around mosques, revitalizing local housing markets, and transforming the educational landscape. Similar developments are visible in the outer suburbs as well, where newer migrants from Yemen, Syria, and Iraq encounter older Arab and Muslim migrations. These encounters can be portrayed as a source of social creativity and political dynamism, or alternatively as generators of new ethnoracial, class, and religious tensions. This talk will mine my ongoing research for insights about how local Muslim and other understandings of space intersect and transform one another.
Sally Howell is director of the Center for Arab American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her recent books include Arab Detroit 9/11: Life in the Terror Decade (2011, Wayne State University Press), and Old Islam in Detroit: Rediscovering the Muslim American Past (2014, Oxford University Press). Old Islam in Detroit was named a Michigan Notable Book of 2015 by the Library of Michigan and awarded the 2015 Evelyn Shakir Award for non-fiction by the Arab American National Museum.Howell is also active in public cultural work that explores the intersection of Arab and Muslim diasporas in Detroit via documentary video, cultural and historical exhibitions, art installations, and community-based research. She is curator of the Building Islam in Detroit website.
The CCS Global Week is recognized by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences in the United States.
Office of Academic Affairs
Michelle Cade, Assistant Provost for Student and Global Affairs