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.

2016

Nader Hashemi, The ISIS Crisis and the Broken Politics of the Middle East
November, 2016

Richard B. Miller, Normativity and Social Criticism in the Study of Religion
October, 2016

Hans Harmakaputra, Interfaith Relations in Contemporary Indonesia: Challenges and Progress
October, 2016

Webb Keane, How Morality Looks from a God’s-Eye Point of View
October, 2016

Brandon Kendhammer, Muslims Talking Politics: Islam and Democracy in Practice in Northern Nigeria
September, 2016

Melani McAlister, Homosexuality and Humanitarianism: The case of Rick Warren in Africa
September, 2016

James Laidlaw, Can We Be Both Modern and Virtuous?
March, 2016

Joel Day, The ISIS Bandwagon:Under What Conditions Do Groups Pledge Support?
March, 2016

Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Indonesian Muslim Feminists: Islamic Reasoning, Rumah Kitab And The Case of Child Brides
January, 2016

2015

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
September, 2015

Kikue Hamayotsu, Democracy and Religious Pluralism in Southeast Asia: Indonesia and Malaysia Compared
September, 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

Rochana Bajpai, Multiculturalism in India: An Exception?
February, 2015

Saadia Yacoob, Marriage to Minor Girls: Intercourse, desire, and the female body in Islamic 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