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New Podcast! Ali Sethi: From Lahore With Love

Pakistani musician and author Ali Sethi, AB ’06, returned to Harvard to talk to his longtime friend and mentor Ali Asani, Professor of Indo-Muslim Religion and Cultures, about sufi poetry, his own artistic journey and life as a perpetual student of the arts, and his days as a Harvard undergraduate.
 
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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.

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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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2018 Oct 22

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: BOOK TALK ON FROM SLAVES TO PRISONERS OF WAR, THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE, RUSSIA AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall 102

Harvard World Wide Week Event

Author: Will Smiley, Assistant Professor, University of New Hampshire
Respondent: Mariam Sheibani, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Will Smiley will discuss the research underlying his new book, in which he charts the changing law and practice of captivity and slavery in the Ottoman Empire and Middle East, at the intersection...

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2018 Oct 02

SHARIASOURCE LUNCH TALK: THE SOCIAL IMPACT OF LEGAL PATCHWORKING (TALFĪQ)

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall 102

Aaron Spevack, Visiting Fellow, ILSP: SHARIAsource, Harvard Law School

Talfīq--the juristic practice of combining differing legal opinions to resolve a new issue and thereby produce an unprecedented ruling--is often framed as an impious and capricious endeavor aimed at cutting corners. However, jurists...

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