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Fall 2013

Friday, September 27
4:00 PM  |  Book Launch: Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals: The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu with Assistant Professor David L. Swartz, Department of Sociology

Monday, October 7
3:30 PM  |  Studying Lived Religion: Challenges and Prospects
hosted by the Social Science and Religion Network and featuring Dr. Nancy Ammerman, Department of Sociology.

Thursday, October 10
5:00 PM  |  On the Immanence of Ethics
Michael Lambek, Professor of Anthropology & Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto
Summary of Seminar

Wednesday, October 16
4:00 PM  | 
The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement
Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, Associate Professor of Political Science, Emory University
Summary of Seminar

Thursday & Friday, October 17-18
8:30 AM-4:00 PM  |  Formulas of Peace: The Political Management of Pluralism

Friday, October 18
1:30 PM  | Issues in World Christianity
World Christianity Forum
9th floor, Photonics Center

Monday, October 28
3:30 PM  | 
Conversion at Camp Meetings
hosted by the Social Science and Religion Network and featuring Sarah Mount Elewononi, School of Theology.

Monday, November 18
3:30 PM  |  After Secularization: Third Generation Research on Religion and Politics
Professor Jeremy Menchik, hosted by the Social Science and Religion Network

Friday, December 6
5:00 PM  | 
Shaming the State: Subjectivity and Islamic Ethics in Indonesia’s Pornography Debate
Dr. James Hoesterey, Assistant Professor in the Department of Religion at Emory University
Summary of Seminar

Monday, December 9
3:30 PM  |  Professor Charles Glenn: Works in Progress, hosted by the Social Science and Religion Network

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Spring 2013

Thursday, January 24
4:00 PM  |  Hanging a Sheep’s Head and Selling Dog Meat: Religion and Governance in China
Robert Weller, Boston University
Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology and the BU Center for the Study of Asia

Thursday, February 7
4:00 PM  |  Contentious Politics, Discursive Realities, and Sectarian Mobilization During Egypt’s Transnational Period
Martin Rowe, Sociology PhD Student, Social Science and Religion Network Lecture

Thursday, February 14
4:00 PM  |  Beautiful Bodies, Prosperous Lives and Global Identities: The Rise of New Goddess Cults in Thailand
Rachelle Scott, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Consponsored by the African Studies Center and the Department of Anthropology

Thursday, February 28
4:00 PM  |  Religious Groups and Political Parties: Interaction in Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa
Rachel Riedl, Northwestern University, Metanexus Lecture Series on Religion, Democracy, and Economy
Cosponsored by the African Studies Center

Tuesday, March 5
4:00 PM  |  When Islam Moves in: Space, Grounded Politics, and Past-Present (Super-) Diversities in a Copenhagen Neighborhood
Garbi Schmidt, Roskilde University
Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Thursday, March 7
4:00 PM  |  Social Science and Religion Network Lecture
Chelsea Strayer, Anthropology PhD Student

Friday & Saturday, March 8-9
Shari’a and Islamic Ethics in Transitions: The Place of Islamic Law, New Public Ethics, and Secularity in the Transformation of Contemporary Muslim Politics and Culture Workshop

Tuesday, March 19
5:00 PM  |  The Challenges of Religious Pluralism in a Changing Europe: Draft Summary of the Main Findings of the Religare Project
Marie-Claire Foblets, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Luce Series on Civic Culture and Citizenship
Consponsored by the Department of Anthropology

Thursday, March 28
5:00 PM  |  The Politics of Halal in Not-So-Halal Malaysian Politics: A Commentary
Shamsul A.B.

Thursday, April 4
4:00 PM  |  Living Faith: Everyday Religion and Mothers in Poverty
Susan Crawford Sullivan, College of the Holy Cross
Cosponsored by the Department of Sociology

Monday, April 8
4:00 PM  |  The Korean Diaspora Project
PhD Students Hye Jin Lee, Daewon Moon, and Doug Tzan with Professor Dana Robert
Social Science and Religion Network Lecture

Friday & Saturday, April 12-13
Pluralism in the Mind and in Politics: How Individuals and Societies Cope with Deep Diversities

Thursday & Friday, April 18-19
Third Annual Luce Conference

Wednesday, April 24
3:30 PM  |  Book Launch, The World’s Religions in Figures: An Introduction to International Religious Demography
Todd Johnson and Brian Grim

Friday & Saturday, April 26-27
Religion, Social Movements, and Zones of Crisis in Latin America Conference
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Summer 2012

July 2-15
Negotiating Space in Diversity: Religions and Authorities
Tenth International Summer School on Religion and Public Life
Yogyakarta and Bali, Indonesia

Fall 2012

Thursday, September 13
4:00 PM  |  Social Science and Religion Network
Anthony Petro, Department of Religion, Boston University

Thursday, September 20
4:00 PM  |  Wars and Rumors of Wars: The New Politics of Religious Witness in Nigeria
Dr. Ruth Marshall, University of Toronto, Luce Series on Civic Culture and Citizenship
Consponsored by the African Studies Center and the Department of Anthropology

Thursday, October 4
4:00 PM  |  On Liberation: Crack, Christianity, and the Containment in Postwar Guatemala City
Kevin Lewis O’Neill, University of Toronto, Metanexus Lecture Series on Religion, Democracy, and Economy
Cosponsored by the Department of Anthropology and Latin American Studies

Thursday, October 11
4:00 PM  |  From Multiculturalism to Securitization: Educational Responses to British Islam
Julia Ipgrave, University of Warwick, Luce Series on Civic Culture and Citizenship

Thursday, October 18
4:00 PM  |  Religion and Reconciliation in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Marthe Hesslemans, Social Science and Religion Network

Thursday, November 8
Barred From the Pulpit, Absent From the Stage, and Missing in the Analysis: Why We Must Keep Women in the Foreground in Understanding GLobal Pentecostalism
Dr. Elizabeth Brusco, Pacific Lutheran University
Second Annual Peter Berger Lecture in the Comparative Study of Religion
Coponsored by the School of Theology and in association with the Departments of Anthropology and Sociology

Monday, November 12
Planning Workshop for Engaging Southeast Asia
Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies

Monday, November 26
3:00 PM  |  South African Muslims and Democracy: Law, Religion, and Identity
Abdulkader Tayob,  University of Cape Town

Thursday, November 29
4:00 PM  |  Social Science and Religion Network
Anjulet Tucket, School of Theology, Boston University
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Fall 2011

September 10-11
Secularism and its Adversaries Conference

Thursday, September 15
Living Text: Qur’an 4:34 and American Muslim Efforts Against Domestic Violence
Juliane Hammer, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series

Friday, September 23
Islamic Law and U.S. Policy Conference
Berkeley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University

Tuesday, September 27
4:00 PM  |  Secular States and Religions: Comparing the United States, France, and Turkey
Ahmet Kuru, San Diego State University, Luce Seminar Series

Thursday, October 6
4:00 PM  |  Blowback of the Gods: The US Government’s Covert Use of Religion as a Tool of Foreign Policy in the Early Cold War Years and Its Consequences
James C. (Jim) Wallace

Tuesday, October 11
4:00 PM  |  Transcending Deep Religious Diversity: Democratic Accomplishments in India and Possibilities in Tunisia
Alfred Stepan, Columbia University, Luce Seminar Series

Thursday, October 13
4:30 PM  |  From Bilqis to Benazir: A Queen, A Sultan, and a Prime Minister
Shahla Haeri, Boston University, Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series

Tuesday, October 18
4:00 PM  |  One Modern World For All? The View From the Vatican, with Commentary From Cairo, Tehran, and New York
Scott Appleby, Kroc Institute for Peace, University of Notre Dame, Luce Seminar Series

Friday, November 11
4:00 PM  |  First Annual Peter Berger Lecture and Peter Berger Celebration, David Martin to speak
School of Theology and Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs, Boston University

Thursday, November 17
4:30 PM  |  Islamic Authentification and Projects of Individuality: Moderate Islamists and the Politics of the Personal in Indonesia
Nancy Smith-Hefner, Boston University, Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series

Tuesday, December 6
4:00 PM  |  Politics by All Means: Violence and Democracy in India
Thomas Blom Hansen, Stanford University, Luce Seminar Series
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Spring 2012

Tuesday, January 24
4:30 PM  |  The Jurist and the Saint: Sayyida Nafisa, Biography, and the Construction of Muslim Women’s Authority
Kecia Ali, Boston University, Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series

Thursday, February 16
4:30 PM  |  Disappearing Women: Hafsa Bint Sirin and the Textual Seclusion of Early Pious Sufi Women
Laury Silvers, University of Toronto, Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series

Thursday, February 23
American Religion and Chinese Religion: The Promise and Pitfalls of Cultural Comparisons
Richard Madsen, University of California at San Diego, Metanexus Lecture Series

Thursday, March 1
American Grace: How Religion Unites and Divides us
Robert Putnam, Harvard University
Barrister Hall, School of Law, Boston University

Thursday, March 22
Leila Ahmed, Harvard Divinity School, Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Lecture Series
BU Law School, 12th Floor Lounge

Tuesday, March 27
Spiritual Capital in Practice: From Faith in Development to the Developing Faith in Contemporary Islam
Daromir Rudnyckyj, University of Victoria, Metanexus Lecture Series

Saturday, March 31
Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority Conference
Photonics Center, 8 St, Marys Street

April 19-20
Civil Inculturation: Comparative Perspectives on Citizenship in an Age of Diversity
Second Annual Luce Conference

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Spring 2011

March 18-19
Second Pentecostal Conference – internationalization of our continuing project on the political and economic consequences of Christian Evangelicalism

Thursday, March 24
4:00 PM  | 
Beyond Minority Politics: American Muslims and Citizenship
IPR & CURA Lecture Series – Abdullahi Ahmed An’Na’im, Emory University

April 29-30
Bridging, Bonding, or Dividing? The Role of Religious and Ethical Education in Mediating Deeply Divided Societies
First Annual Luce Conference – A Conference on Modern Pluralism and Ethno-Religious Education.

Summer 2011

July 4-18
A Mosaic of Margins: Ethnicity, Religion, and Belonging
Ninth International Summer School on Religion and Public Life
Sofia, Plovdiv, and the Rhodopa Mountains, Bulgaria

August 3-5
Religious Revival and Public Life in China in the Lower Yangtzi Region
Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Fall 2010

Wednesday September 15
5:00 PM  |  The Secular, Secularizations, and Secularisms
Jose Casanova, Georgetown University,  IPR & CURA Lecture Series
Boston University School of Law Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Ave, First floor

Thursday October 7
4:00 PM  |  The Importance of Religious Freedom in Turkey for U.S. Strategic Interests: The Missing Dimension in Analysis of the Changing Turkey-U.S. Relationship
Elizabeth Prodromou, Department of International Relations
Wednesday October 13
5:00 PM  |  Beyond Tolerance: Islam and Pluralism
Tariq Ramadan, Oxford University IPR & CURA Lecture Series
Boston University School of Law Auditorium, 765 Commonwealth Avenue

Thursday October 28
5:00 PM  |  Tolerance, Governance, and the Islamic ‘Other’
Anver Emon, University of Toronto, Luce Seminar Series 

Tuesday November 16
4:00 PM  |  Buddhism and its Trust Networks: between Taiwan, Malaysia and the United States
C. Julia Huang National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, Templeton Lecture Series
Co-sponsored by the BU Center for the Study of Asia, and the department of Anthropology

Tuesday November 30
5:00 PM  |  Rabbinic Conceptions of Civil Society: Problems and Possibilities
Suzanne Last Stone, Yeshiva  University, Luce Seminar Series
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Spring 2010

Tuesday, February 2
God’s Global Professionals: The Idea of the Calling among American-Educated Asian Evangelicals
Roman Williams, Department of Sociology

Tuesday, February 23
Navigating the Atlas of Global Christianity: Findings and Methodology
Todd Johnson, Director of the Center for the Study of Global Christianity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and CURA Visiting Research Fellow,
*At the seminar, copies of the Atlas of Global Christianity will be available for purchase at a special scholar’s rate.

Tuesday, March 16
Muslim Minorities: Everyday Religious Practice in the Diaspora
Nadia Jeldtoft, Copenhagen University (BU Visiting Scholar in Sociology),

Thursday, March 25
The Religious Diversity of Scientists and Its Public Consequences
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Rice University

Tuesday, April 6
Religion and Democracy: the Case of the English Catholic New Left
Jay Corrin, Professor of Social Science, BU College of General Studies

Tuesday, April 13
Radical Communion: Cultivating Monism Inside and Out of an American Monastery
Paula Pryce

Thursday, April 22
“Religion, Social Movements, and Progressive Reform in Latin America” mini-conference
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Fall 2009

Tuesday, September 15
Multiple Religious Modernities: Comparing Contemporary Islam and Pentecostalism
Robert W. Hefner, Director of The Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University

Tuesday, September 22
Bosnians in Boston: Ethnic Identity Maintenance in a Post-Migration Setting
Kristen Lucken

Tuesday, October 6
Churches as Political Institutions: The Case of Rwanda
Tim Longman, Director African Studies Center at Boston University

Tuesday, October 13
Reading Together Across Faith Traditions
Emily Ronald

Tuesday, November 3
The Union of Their Dreams: Religious Activists, Lawyers, Students & Farmworkers in Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement
Miriam Pawel, an award-winning reporter and editor

Tuesday, November 10
Screening of the documentary film: African Christianity Rising: Stories from Zimbabwe, with filmmaker Jim Ault
In conjunction with the Center for Global Christianity & Mission

Tuesday, November 17
Forging Bonds: Kinship Networks and Religious Communities among Nigerian Immigrants in the United States
Veronica Savory McComb, American and New England Studies
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