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    Alwaleed bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies 

    Bringing world-class experts on topics ranging from Islamic law and theology to contemporary politics and Islam in America and West Africa to Harvard

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    Fall 2019 Courses

    Explore courses related to Islam and the Muslim world offered this fall

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    Research Methods in Islamic Studies

    A workshop series designed to support the research of Harvard students, faculty and visiting fellows

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    Alwaleed bin Talal Prize for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Islamic Studies

    Open to Harvard College students in all academic disciplines who write a senior thesis related to Islam and Muslim societies

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    Thinking Islam Within Religious Studies Conference

    Convened by Professor Ahmed Ragab in honor of Professor William A. Graham on the occasion of his retirement

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The Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University is dedicated to furthering the scholarly study of Islam and the Muslim world on an interdisciplinary, global basis.

About the Islamic Studies Program

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Professor Kristin Fabbe's New Book: Disciples of the State? Religion and State-Building in the Former Ottoman World

March 25, 2019

Alwaleed Program Steering Committee Member, Professor Kristin Fabbe, has released a new book! 

Disciples of the State?: Religion and State-Building in the Former Ottoman World

by Kristin Fabbe

Abstract

As the Ottoman Empire crumbled, the Middle East and Balkans became the site of contestation and cooperation between the traditional forces of religion and the emergent machine of the sovereign...

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Upcoming Events

2019 Sep 19

Book Talk: The Caliphate of Man by Andrew March

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location: 

Allison Dining Hall (5th floor), Taubman Hall, Harvard Kennedy School

Andrew March Book Talk

 

Book Talk: The Caliphate of Man: Popular Sovereignty in Modern Islamic Thought
Thursday, September 19th | 4-5:30pm | Allison Dining Room (5th Floor) Taubman Hall, Harvard Kennedy School 

Andrew March, Associate...

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Past Events

2019 May 02

Seminar: Race, Religion & Revolution in Islamic West Africa Since 1770

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

Barker Center 114 (Kresge Foundation Room)

On May 2, 2019, Rudolph Ware, Associate Professor of History at University of California at Santa Barbara, delivered the final seminar of the year on the abolition movement in Islamic West Africa. 

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2019 Apr 23

MAMA KIOTA OF NIGER: LEADERSHIP IS FEMALE, IS AFRICAN, IS MUSLIM WOMAN

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: 

Andover Hall, Room 117

 

Sponsor: Harvard Divinity School, Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program, Center for African Studies, Hutchins Center, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, Department of African and African American Studies

As part of the Islam in African Brown Bag Lecture Series, Pearl Robinson, Associate Professor of Politics at Tufts University, will present and comment on her film Mama Kiota...

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Seminar in Islamic Studies

Bringing experts from an array of fields within Islamic studies to Harvard.

 

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Alwaleed Bin Talal Prize for Best Undergraduate Thesis in Islamic Studies

Recognizing Harvard College students who make original contributions to current scholarly discourse on Islam and Muslim societies, past and present.

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Research Methods Workshop

A workshop series that allows Harvard students, faculty and visiting fellows to develop skills to enhance their Islamic studies research.