CURA Hosts Lecture on Veiling and Violence in Recent Iranian History
What constitutes proper attire for women – and men – has been a major issue in Iran’s culture wars for more than a century. Pardee School Professor Emeritus Chehabi provided an overview of the issue of veiling in Iranian society from the mid-nineteenth century to the present.
Longman Appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Longman, an outstanding scholar with extensive leadership experience having served as director of numerous bodies across Boston University, will continue to raise the profile of the school and find innovative new directions for our community.
Hefner’s Fifth “Indonesian Pluralities” Documentary Released
The documentary – “Religion in Quarantine: The Covid Pandemic in Indonesia” – traces the response of Indonesia’s diverse religious communities to the COVID-19 pandemic from early 2020 to late 2021.
CSE Lecture Explores Faith-Based Responses to Migration Challenges
Global experts discuss the role of faith-based actors in the areas of forced migration and humanitarian issues, ways in which religion offers both motivation and resources to tackle these challenges, as well as how religion and politics intersect to address migrant crises.
CSE, ASC & CURA Host Lecture on Human Capital Investments in Africa
Wake Forest University Professor Lina Benabdallah discussed China’s human capital investments in Africa, current versus historical arrangements, as well as some of the factors driving human capital investments.
CURA Announces 2021-22 Religion and World Affairs Fellows
CURA’s new class of fellows will conduct research considering the role of religion in shaping gender or sexual identities, issues of inclusion and exclusion in religious communities, gendered analysis of religious experience, the dynamics of gender or sexuality in the organization of religious communities, engagement of religious groups in public policy related to gender and sexuality, as well as many other topics.
CURA Hosts Event on Aftermath of the Arab Uprising
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Arab Uprising, the event explored how the Uprising altered the Middle East and North Africa.
Hefner Publishes Article on David Martin & Global Pentecostalism
“Martin’s analyses invited readers to take a momentary analytic leap and recognize a common humanity and existential dilemma in the mostly poor Pentecostals he described.”
CURA Colloquium: “Sanctuary Syndrome”
The CURA Colloquium hosted a talk by Daryl Ireland on the “Sanctuary Syndrome.”
CURA Announces Spring Religion and World Affairs Colloquium Schedule
The colloquium will feature CURA Fellows sharing critiques and providing valuable insight of in-progress papers.
CURA: Mandaville at Religion and World Affairs Colloquium
CURA kicked off their Religion and World Affairs Colloquium with Peter Mandaville, Professor of Policy and Government at George Mason University.
Hefner Speaks in Indonesia
Hefner was speaking in Indonesia this January, giving him a front row seat for the ISIS attacks in Jakarta.
Event Examines Muslim Javanese Courtship
Pardee School centers came together to present an event examining courtship among Muslim Javanese youth.
DRS Makes Moral Case for Saving Planet
The Division of Regional Studies organized an event where Pardee School faculty examimed the ethical implications of combatting climate change.