Global Maghreb provides insight into this important region by highlighting several themes, such as heritage and preservation, religion and politics, music and cinema, immigration history, and the representation of North Africa in American popular culture. The variety of materials and resources presented here supports our mission to shed light on the cultures of Islam by showcasing its North African nuances and their reverberations worldwide.
Our aim is to illuminate important aspects of this pivotal region and to underscore its global connections and influences. We hope to inform, educate, and enlighten the public about a region and a faith that resonate with the American imagination.
Global Maghreb is based on the North Africa Initiative, organized by the Center for Near Eastern Studies with funding from the Social Science Research Council and the UCLA International Institute.
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