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
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.
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...
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. ...