Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

UP NEXT: JODI MAGNESS, RENOWNED ARCHAEOLOGIST

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

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Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman hosts and executive produces a six-part global television event series, THE STORY OF GOD, premiering Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel. Contributing to the series is Jodi Magness, a real life Indiana Jones, renowned archaeologist and senior endowed chair in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina – the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism. Magness joins Halli at her table Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.

JodiMagnessMorgenFreemaninfrontofwallJodi Magness is the First Vice-President of the Archaeologist Institute of America. She has published 10 books, including THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE HOLY LAND, and dozens of articles. Specializing in the archaeology of ancient Palestine – modern Israel, Jordan, and Judea and Samaria – her research interests include Jerusalem, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, ancient Synagogues, Masada and more. She has participated in 20 different excavations in Israel and Greece. In 2011, she began to dig at Huqoq, an ancient Jewish village in the Galilee of Israel uncovering mosaics, including a scene of Samson carrying the gate of Gaza upon his back (Judges 16:3).

JodiMagnessNationalGeographiclogoA preview of actor Morgan Freeman’s THE STORY OF GOD premiering  April 3 at 9/8c on the National Geographic Channel with archaeologist Jodi Magness on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, March 23, 3 pm ET. For more about the show visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

DR. NINA ANSARY: THE UNTOLD STORY OF WOMEN IN IRAN

Written by Halli Casser-Jayne on . Posted in HC-J Blog

nina coverOne of the leading voices of Iranian women’s rights, Dr. Nina Ansary joins Halli at her table Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show to talk about her new book JEWELS OF ALLAH, THE REAL STORY OF WOMEN IN IRAN, a powerful tale of the fight for Iranian women’s liberation, which illuminates the stereotypical assumptions of the women behind the veil.

Born in Tehran, Iran, Nina Ansary left her country of birth at the onset of the 1979 Islamic Revolution and has not returned since. At the time of the revolution her father, the former Iranian Ambassador to the the United States was serving in the Shah’s Cabinet as Head of NIOC (National Iranian Oil Company). Growing up in New York City, Dr. Ansary received her B.A. in Sociology from Barnard College, an M.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from Columbia University and a PhD in History from Columbia University. After relocating to Los Angeles, she began to pursue her passion for humanitarian causes. She is an avid philanthropist, serving on the Middle East Institute Advisory Board at Columbia University, on Columbia University’s Global Leadership Council, the Board of Trustees of the IAWF (Iranian American Women’s Foundation. She is a regular contributor to The Daily Beast and The Huffington Post and her work has appeared in various publications including the New York Times.

Author Dr. Nina Ansary tells the untold, true story of women in Iran and introduces her latest book JEWELS OF ALLAH on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.

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