“The Arab Spring and Social Anthropology: The Last Half Century”

On February 8, 2012, Prof. Dale Eickelman presented a lecture on “The Arab Spring and Social Anthropology: The Last Half Century,” at Boston University. The Institute is co-sponsored the very timely lecture with the Institute for the Study of Muslim Societies and Civilizations.

Dale EickelmanDale F. Eickelman is Ralph and Richard Lazarus Professor of Anthropology and Human Relations at Dartmouth College and chair of the Department of Anthropology. His publications include Public Islam and the Common Good, co-edited with Armando Salvatore (Brill. 2004); Muslim Politics, co-authored with James Piscatori (Princeton University Press, new edition, 2004); The Middle East and Central Asia: An Anthropological Approach (Prentice Hall, 4th edition, 2002); New Media in the Muslim World: The Emerging Public Sphere (Indiana University Press, 2nd. Edition, 2003); Moroccan Islam (University of Texas Press, 1976); and Knowledge and Power in Morocco (Princeton University Press, 1985). A former President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America, fellow of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Professor Eickelman currently serves as senior advisor to Kuwait’s first private liberal arts university, the American University of Kuwait. In 2009 he was named a Carnegie Scholar for a project entitled “Mainstreaming Islam: Taking Charge of the Faith,” and in 2011 he received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the Middle East Section of the American Anthropological Association.

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