Religion and World Affairs Series

Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation, this series of working-papers following seminars given at the Institute is intended to make discussions of key issues in the study of religion and world affairs available to a wider audience. Click below for summaries of these talks.

2015

Marion Katz: Crones, Slaves, and the Caliph’s Daughter: the Complexities of Gender in the Pre-Modern Muslim Legal Texts
March, 2015

Marcia Inhorn, The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East
March, 2015

Karrie J. Koesel, Religion and the State: Cooperation and Conflict in Russia and China
February, 2015

Saadia Yacoob, Marriage to Minor Girls: Intercourse, desire, and the female body in Islami Law
February, 2015

2014

YĆ¼ksel Sezgin, Democratizing Shari’a: The Regulation and Application of Muslim Family Laws in Israel, India, and Greece
November, 2014

Kabir Tambar, Beyond the Minority Question: Founding Violence and Popular Sovereignty in Turkey
October, 2014

Brian Howell, Whither and Whence the Anthropology of Christianity? A Brief Report of the State of the Field
October, 2014

Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, International Religious Freedom and the Politics of Religious Difference
April, 2014

John R. Bowen How Liberal can France be? Religion, space, and public order
April, 2014

Paul Freston, Pentecostalism and Politics in Brazil
March, 2014

Toby Matthiesen, Sectarianism in the Middle East
March, 2014

Daniel Philpott, Reconciliation in Politics: How Religion is Reshaping the Global Conversation about Justice
January, 2014

 

2013

James Hoesterey, Shaming the State_Subjectivity and Islamic Ethics in Indonesia’s Pornography Debate
December, 2013

Michael Lambek, Immanence of Ethics
October, 2013

Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement
October, 2013