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.
Nader Hashemi, The ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East
Richard B. Miller, Normativity and Social Criticism in the Study of Religion
Hans Harmakaputra, Interfaith Relations in Contemporary Indonesia: Challenges and Progress
Webb Keane, How Morality Looks from a God’s-Eye Point of View
Brandon Kendhammer, Muslims Talking Politics: Islam and Democracy in Practice in Northern Nigeria
Melani McAlister, Homosexuality and Humanitarianism: The case of Rick Warren in Africa
James Laidlaw, Can We Be Both Modern and Virtuous?
Joel Day, The ISIS Bandwagon:Under What Conditions Do Groups Pledge Support?
Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Indonesian Muslim Feminists: Islamic Reasoning, Rumah Kitab And The Case of Child Brides
Karsten Lehmann, Ph.D., Patrice Brodeur, Ph.D., and Jana Vobecka, Ph.dD., The KAICIID Peace Map – An emerging tool for the understanding of interreligious dialogue internationally
Kikue Hamayotsu, Democracy and Religious Pluralism in Southeast Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia Compared
Marion Katz, Crones, Slaves, and the Caliph’s Daughter: the Complexities of Gender in the Pre-Modern Muslim Legal Texts
Marcia Inhorn, The New Arab Man: Emergent Masculinities, Technologies, and Islam in the Middle East
Karrie J. Koesel, Religion and the State: Cooperation and Conflict in Russia and China
Rochana Bajpai, Multiculturalism in India: An Exception?
Saadia Yacoob, Marriage to Minor Girls: Intercourse, desire, and the female body in Islamic Law
Yüksel Sezgin, Democratizing Shari’a: The Regulation and Application of Muslim Family Laws in Israel, India, and Greece
Kabir Tambar, Beyond the Minority Question: Founding Violence and Popular Sovereignty in Turkey
Brian Howell, Whither and Whence the Anthropology of Christianity? A Brief Report of the State of the Field
Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, International Religious Freedom and the Politics of Religious Difference
John R. Bowen How Liberal can France be? Religion, space, and public order
Paul Freston, Pentecostalism and Politics in Brazil
Toby Matthiesen, Sectarianism in the Middle East
Daniel Philpott, Reconciliation in Politics: How Religion is Reshaping the Global Conversation about Justice
James Hoesterey, Shaming the State_Subjectivity and Islamic Ethics in Indonesia’s Pornography Debate
Michael Lambek, Immanence of Ethics
Carrie Rosefsky Wickham, The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement