Category: Events at CURA

Countering the ‘Woke’ Agenda in Muslim Communities: Neo-traditionalism and Strategies for Political Engagement and Disengagement

Join the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) for a lecture by Walaa Quisay on “Countering the ‘Woke’ Agenda in Muslim Communities: Neo-traditionalism and Strategies for Political engagement and Disengagement.” See Event Abstract and Register below. EVENT ABSTRACT: Exploring tensions between traditional orientations and modern subjectivities, the pursuit of enchantment, and existing in […]

Israelism Film Screening

Registration is required via this link Trailer When two young American Jews raised to unconditionally support Israel witness the way Israel treats Palestinians, their lives take sharp left turn. They join a movement of young American Jews battling the old guard to redefine Judaism’s relationship with Israel, revealing a deepening generational divide over modern Jewish […]

Daylong Workshop on Religion and Empire

The Schedule Time Activity Title 9:00 – 9:50 Dane Scott Chaining God: Theorizing Bound Cult Images in Mediterranean Antiquity 9:50 – 10:40 Callid Keefe-Perry Altars of Empire: U.S. Christian Nationalism and the Performance of Power 10:40 – 11:30 Lance D. Laird Islamic Liberation Theology as the Empire Strikes Back: Palestinian Resistance Amid the Ruins of […]

A Conversation with Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop Emeritus of Kenya (03.27.24)

Please join us at the Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road, on Wednesday, March 27, at 2 PM, for a conversation with The Most Revd. Eliud Wabukala, Archbishop Emeritus of Kenya. Dr. Wabukala will talk about religion and politics in Africa, his work with the Kenyan government on anti-corruption and anti-violence, and his leadership experience […]

Religion and Empire: Keynote Lectures

The Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs (CURA) invites you to their keynote lectures for their year-long series on Religion and Empire. Register below.                      

The Afterlife of Pan-Africanism and the Spirit of Development

Presenters: Zachary Mondesire, Assistant Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies Abstract: Since the moment of decolonization in Africa it seems that the political import of the Pan-African anti-imperialist worldview has waned. Yet, the project of continental unity has nevertheless persisted at regional and continental scales, as individuals and governments imagine and enact various forms of political […]

Empires of Intolerance: Colonial Legacies and Attitudes Toward Homosexuality in the Global South

Presenters: Taylor C. Boas, Professor, Department of Political Science and Caden Browne, PhD Student, Department of Political Science   Abstract: Public opinion toward gay and lesbian people and related policy issues varies widely across the Global South. In some countries, large majorities express tolerant opinions, whereas in many others, homophobia is widespread. The predominant explanation […]

The Legal Work of Empire: Managing Europe and Religious Difference in the Late Ottoman Empire  (CURA Colloquium)

Presenter: Aimee M. Genell, Assistant Professor of History, Pardee School of Global Studies Abstract: Between the 1880s and the Young Turk Revolution in 1908, the role of international law in Ottoman intellectual thought and state practice transformed dramatically. In the late nineteenth century, Ottoman lawyers and intellectuals viewed international law as a tool of the […]