CURA Events

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Spring 2017

Thursday, February 16

4:00 PM | Reframing Hospitality – a leap from law to ethics
Mona Siddiqui
, University of Edinburgh Divinity School
121 Bay State Rd.

Wednesday, March 15

4:00 PM | Christianity, Development and Modernity in Africa
Paul Gifford
, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, will be discussing his newest book, Christianity, Development, and Modernity in Africa (Oxford 2016)
121 Bay State Rd.

4:00 PM | Mary Roldán, Radio and Conflict in Colombia
10 Lenox Street

Wednesday, March 22

4:00 PM | Social Suffering, Virtue Ethics and Moral Tragedy: The Perils of a Superstrong Black Mother
Cheryl
Mattingly, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology and the Division of Occupational Science and Therapy, University of Southern California 
232 Bay State Rd. African Studies Conference Room 505

Wednesday, March 29

Cristina Lleras, Curator of the Museuo de la Memoria in Bogota
Conflict in Colombia

Monday, May 15 – Tuesday, May 16

Conference: “Religion and Non-Government Organizations”
10 Lenox Street

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Past Events 

Wednesday, February 8

4:00 PM | Islam and Identity in Indonesia: The Case of  Arabic names in Java
Joel C. Kuipers
, Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs, Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
154 Bay State Rd. Eilts Room

Wednesday, January 25

4:00 PM | Material Religion and Indigenous Christianity in Latin America
Jennifer Scheper Hughes, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
CAS B18, 725 Commonwealth Ave.

Tuesday, December 13

12:00 PM | Can we hope for a better society? Religions and Social Progress
Nancy Ammerman, Associate Dean of the Faculty for the Social Sciences, and
Grace Davie, Professor Sociology, University of Exeter

Friday, December 9

3:00 PM | Is Taiwan Chinese? And Does it Matter?
Melissa J. Brown, PhD, Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies.
232 Bay State Road, African Studies Seminar Room 505

Thursday, December 1

4:00 PM | “Religious Extremism, the Media, & Counter-Terrorism in Xinjiang, China”
He Xinliang, member of the National People’s Consultative Congress and the National Committee on Minority and Religious Affairs.
121 Bay State Rd.

Friday, November 18

12:00 PM  | “ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of  the Middle East
Nader Hashemi, Director of the Center for Middle East Studies and Associate Professor of MiddleEast and Islamic Politics at the University of Denver School of International Studies
121 Bay State Rd.
Graduate Talk Series on Religion and Public Policy Today

Tuesday, November 15

4:30 PM | US Election: The World Reacts
Beyond the Headlines @BUPardeeSchool
121 Bay State Road
RSVP: EventsPS@bu.edu

Saturday, October 29

9:30 AM | “Love Stories: Youth Aspirations & the New Ethics of Intimacy”
BU Graduate Student Conference, sponsored by CURA, the Henry R. Luce Foundation & the Department of Anthropology
10 Lenox St.
Attendance by Registration Only. Contact Nancy J. Smith-Hefner

Thursday, October 27 – Friday, October 28

5:00 PM | “Muslim Thought and Practice in South Asia: New Practices and Directions” Conference
Keynote Speaker:
Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, Princeton University
121 Bay State Rd.

Thursday, October 27

5:00 PM | “Normativity and Social Criticism in Religious Studies and the Study of Cultures”
Richard Miller, Professor of Religious Ethics, University of Chicago Divinity School
Eilts Room, 154 Bay State Rd.

Thursday, October 20

4:00 PM | “Sectarianism and Coexistence in the modern Middle East
Ussama S. Makdisi, Professor of History, Arab-American Educational Foundation Chair of Arab Studies, Rice University
Graduate Talk Series on Religion and Public Policy Today

Tuesday, October 18

4:00 PM |“Religion and the Making of Morality Systems”
3rd Annual Talk on Ethics and Modernity
Webb Keane, George Herbert Mead Collegiate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan
121 Bay State Rd.

Saturday, October 8

Graduate Workshop: “Love Stories: Youth Aspirations & the New Ethics of Intimacy”
Nancy Smith-Hefner, Graduate Student Project on Global Intimacies, Department of Anthropology & CURA

Tuesday, September 27

11:00 AM | “Muslims Talking Politics: Islam and Democracy in Practice in Northern Nigeria”
Brandon Kendhammer, Associate Professor of Political Science, Ohio University
121 Bay State Rd.

Thursday, September 15

5:00 PM | “Broken Hearts/Fighting Words: US Evangelicals, Border-Crossing Affects, and the Anti-Homosexuality Law in Uganda”
Melani McAlister, Associate Professor of American Studies & International Affairs, George Washington University
Eilts Room, 154 Bay State Rd.
Graduate Talk Series on Religion and Public Policy Today

Friday, September 9

3:30 PM | Round Table: Chinese Buddhist Charity in Comparative Perspective
Participants include faculty from Boston University (Robert Weller, Nancy Ammerman, and April Hughes) and from Renmin University, China.
121 Bay State Rd.

Saturday, September 10

Graduate Workshop: “Love Stories: Youth Aspirations & the New Ethics of Intimacy”
Nancy J. Smith-Hefner, Graduate Student Project on Global Intimacies, Department of Anthropology & CURA

Tuesday, September 13

12:30 PM | The Role of Faith Based Organizations in the Provision of Health Services in Africa
121 Bay State Rd.

 

 

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