Harvard Faculty

2018 Nov 14

From Lahore With Love

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Thompson Room, Barker Center, 12 Quincy St Cambridge, MA
‘From Lahore With Love’ is a lecture-cum-demonstration by musician and author Ali Sethi (Harvard ‘06) that reveals the many ways in which Sufi poets and musicians have encoded a subversive ambiguity into South Asia’s religious-cultural ethos, one that continues to empower experiential forms of knowledge while confounding the attempts of state, corporate and global forces to appropriate Sufi poetry and music for hegemonic goals.

Chair: Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures, Harvard University

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2018 Oct 24

Islam and Race

3:00pm to 5:00pm

Location: 

Tsai Auditorium, CGIS South, Room 010, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

From race issues in classical Islam to Islam’s life as an African religion, and from Muslims in the civil rights movement to the racialization of Muslims after 9/11 and the ensuing travel bans and registers. Please join the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program for panel discussion on the intersections of race and Islam through history and around the world.

Panelists:

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2018 Oct 09

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN XINJIANG

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS South S020, Belfer Case Study Room, 1730 Cambridge Street
Speaker: Adrian Zenz, Lecturer in social research methods, European School of Culture & Theology, Germany
 
Moderator: Mark Elliott, Vice Provost, International Affairs, Harvard University

 

Co-Sponsored by:

Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Committee on Inner Asian and Altaic Studies
East Asian Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program
2018 Dec 04

SHARIASOURCE FILM SCREENING – STUDY BREAK: A SEPARATION

7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location: 

TBA

Come to the film screening of the 2011 movie A Separation—about marriage, divorce, crime, and regret—directed by Oscar Award-winning director Asghar Farhadi (for The Salesman, 2017). A Separation won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, becoming the first Iranian film to do so. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Refreshments provided. For details and location, RSVP to...

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2018 Nov 28

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: BETWEEN LEGAL CONSERVATISM AND LEGAL CHANGE: FAULT LINES IN AYYŪBID DAMASCUS

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall 102

Mariam Sheibani, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

This paper explores the tensions between conservative and innovative strains in Islamic law in twelfth-century Ayyūbid Damascus. The newly restored refugee capital of Damascus...

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2018 Nov 05

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: TRACE: A TOOL FOR HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC LAW

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall 102

Sharon Tai , Deputy Editor, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Sharon Tai will discuss and demonstrate a new digital tool available to researchers of historical and contemporary Islamic law on SHARIAsource. The tool, built by affiliates and graduates of SHARIAsource and the MIT Media Lab, uses textual analysis to assess patterns of sentiment or bias within textual corpora. ...

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