Dr. Catherine THERRIEN, researcher and part-time faculty at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUI, had recently developed a research project that was selected for funding by the Program Ibn Khaldoun of support for research in the field of Humanities and Social Sciences in its 2018 edition. For this occasion, a signing ceremony of the financing contracts was organized Monday, January 14, 2019 in which the following members have participated: Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, the Presidents of Universities / Directors concerned and the Director of the CNRST. The event was held at the Faculty of Economic and Social Legal Sciences, Sala Al Jadida.
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Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies at AUI, recently published a paper titled "The Shifts in the Jihadi-Salafi Paradigms: From the Peshawar and Jalalabad Paradigms to those of Idleb and Raqqa" in the Journal Terrorism and Political Violence. The paper is largely based on eight years of interviews conducted with former North African foreign fighters from Afghanistan (during the 80's and 90’s), Iraq (in 2000) and the jihad in Syria-Iraq. The paper explores the evolution of the Salafi-Jihadi paradigm, i.e. Al Qaeda ideology and the rise of the neo-Takfiri one, and the ISIS ideology and how the two compete with each other triggering violence and competition among the two organizations.
Dr. Brian Seilstad, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at AUI, has published a chapter in a TESOL Press series book titled "Engaging Research: Transforming Practices for the High School Classroom." The book focuses on transforming practices in the K-12 classroom with Dr. Seilstad's chapter focusing on ethnographic and discourse analysis research done by him, Somin Kim, and Min-Seok Choi with a high school teacher, Derek Braun, documenting and analyzing the teacher's exemplary efforts to decenter English and support students' home languages and content learning. This chapter, and book as a whole, shares space with many established and emerging scholars in TESOL and bi/multilingual education, including the current president of TESOL International.
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