CURA Events

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Upcoming Events

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.

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, 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.

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

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 27 – Friday, October 28

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

Saturday, October 29

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

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

Spring 2017

Tuesday, February 21

Mona Siddiqui, University of Edinburgh Divinity School: Presentation on Muslim Ethics Today

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Past Events 

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.

Friday, January 29

5:00 PM | Battling over God’s Word: Indonesian Muslim Feminists Now
Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Department for the Study of Religions at Wake Forest College
121 Bay State Road

Monday, February 8

5:00 PM | Dreaming of the Inevitable: How money, morals and destiny come together when young Egyptians search for love and marriage

Samuli Schielke, Research Fellow Zentrum Moderner Orient
232 Bay State Road Seminar Room PLS 102
Muslim Youth Series

Monday, February 22

5:00 PM | Muslim Youth Politics and Competing Assertions of Muslim Masculinity in Urban Mali
Dorothea E. Schulz, Professor of Cultural & Social Anthropology
University of Cologne
121 Bay State Road 1st Floor
Muslim Youth Series

Monday, February 29

5:00 PM | The Isis Bandwagon: Why Domestic Terror Groups Pledge Loyalty to Isis
Joel Day, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Security Studies & Global Studies
University of Massachusetts Lowell
121 Bay State Road

Thursday, March 17

5:00 PM | Can We Be Both Modern and Virtuous?
James Laidlaw, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge
Pardee-CURA Lecture in Religion, Ethics, and Modernity
121 Bay State Road

Monday, April 11

4:00 PM | Governing the Family through Religion in Post-Kemalist Turkey
Hikmet Kocamaner, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Cultural Anthropologist
Brandeis University
121 Bay State Rd.
Co-sponsored with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies & Civilizations

Thurday, April 14
4:00 PM | Pentacostalism and the African Spirit World: Continuity or Discontinuity?
Allan Anderson, Professor of Mission and Pentecostal Studies, University of Birmingham
School of Theology, B23-24
CURA Co-Sponsorship

Monday, April 25
6:00 PM | Muslim-American-Fashion: Modesty, Identity, and Public Perception
GSU Metcalf Hall
775 Commonwealth Ave., 2nd Floor
CURA Co-Sponsorship

Friday, June 24

3:00 PM | Research Workshop on Religion in Contemporary China
Pardee School Faculty Discussion with Chinese Researchers from the Shanghai Law Society and Shanghai Association of Religious Studies Institute of Religious Studies

 

 

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