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Dr. Hatem Bazian is a senior lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, and an adjunct professor at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses on Islamic Law and Society, Islam in America, Religious Studies, and Arabic language. During the Spring of 2006, he taught Middle Eastern Politics at the East Bay's Saint Mary's College of California. He also teaches Arabic and Maliki Fiqh at the Zaytuna Institute. He graduated with a Ph.D. in Islamic studies from UC Berkeley, specializing in Islamic Law and the history of Muslims in Jerusalem. Image File history File links Hatem_Bazian. ... Image File history File links Hatem_Bazian. ... Boalt Hall The UC Berkeley School of Law, commonly referred to as Boalt Hall, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Sather tower (the Campanile) looking out over the San Francisco Bay and Mount Tamalpais. ... Sharia (Arabic شريعة also Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is traditional Islamic law. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... A satellite image of the East Bay The East Bay is a subregion of the San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States and is comprised of Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. ... Saint Marys College of California is a private, coeducational college located in Moraga, California, United States. ... Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... This page deals with Islamic thought. ... Islamic Studies is the academic discipline which focuses on Islamic issues. ... The University of California, Berkeley (also known as Cal, UC Berkeley, UCB, or simply Berkeley) is a prestigious, public, coeducational university situated in the foothills of Berkeley, California to the east of San Francisco Bay, overlooking the Golden Gate and its bridge. ... Sharia (Arabic شريعة also Sharia, Shariah or Syariah) is traditional Islamic law. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ...

Bazian emigrated from his hometown of Nablus in the West Bank to the United States. He arrived in the U.S. in pursuit of higher education and to escape what he considered to be the daily indignities to which the occupying Israeli army subjected him and other Palestinians. Map of the West Bank, with Nablus in the center north. ...

While engaged in undergraduate studies at San Francisco State University in the late 1980s, Bazian became a campus leader and president of the General Union of Palestine Students (GUPS). In 1987, during the first Intifada, GUPS under his leadership rejected an invitation from the Jewish Student Action Committee (JSAC) to work together on a local peace treaty. JSAC had proposed a two state solution exchanging land for peace similar to that which was eventually proposed under the Oslo Agreement. JSAC had hoped that the two groups working together could provide a representative example of peaceful co-existence. GUPS rejection was prominently featured in the student newspaper The Golden Gator. San Francisco State University (commonly referred to as San Francisco State, SF State, and SFSU) is a public university located in the southwestern San Francisco, California, bordering Lake Merced and Lowell High School, near Fort Funston and Daly City. ... Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton, and Yasser Arafat during the Oslo Accords on September 13, 1993. ...

Since then, Bazian has accumulated twenty years of experience as a Palestinian activist which in turn has earned him the role of a local media spokesperson on Middle East issues. Bazian has also played a significant role in the civil rights, anti-Apartheid, anti-NAFTA and affirmative action movements in the Bay Area. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... Nafta or NAFTA may refer to: an acronym for the North American Free Trade Agreement an acronym for the New Zealand Australia Free Trade Agreement the town/Tokyo of Nafta, Tunisia This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Affirmative action refers to policies intended to promote access to education or employment aimed at a historically socio-politically non-dominant group (typically, minorities or women). ...

Current Projects

Bazian has translated al-Waraqat in Usul al-Fiqh and is currently working on a book on the Muslim history of al-Quds (Jerusalem). He is also near completion of a book called Virtual Internment: Arabs, Muslims, and South Asians, and the War on Terrorism. For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ...


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Hatem Bazian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (261 words)
Hatem Bazian immigrated from Occupied Palestine to the United States in pursuit of higher education.
Hatem Bazian has translated al-Waraqat in Usul al-Fiqh and is currently working on a book on the Muslim history of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Recently, Dr. Bazian was selected as an "unsung hero" in recognition of his contribution beyond the call of duty to students at UC Berkeley.
Action Alert: Defend Free Speech Stop the Attacks on Dr. Hatem Bazian! - Campus Watch (665 words)
Hatem Bazian, a highly respected lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley in the Near Eastern Studies and Ethnic Studies Departments, is being victimized by a mean-spirited national right-wing campaign.
Hatem was a prominent student leader at San Francisco State University during the eighties and later at UC Berkeley in the nineties - both are institutions best known for their legacy of the free speech and anti-war movements.
Hatem served as Chair of the U.C. Berkeley Graduate Assembly, and from 1995-1999 was coordinator of the Graduate Minority Students Project of the Graduate Assembly, through which he spearheaded statewide efforts to defeat Proposition 209, a 1996 California-wide anti-affirmative action proposition.
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