2016–2017 Lecture Series


September 27, 2016
The Question of the Image in Islam
Navina Haidar, Curator of Islamic Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
Avinoam Shalem, Columbia University

October 6, 2016
Who Cares about Islamic Law?
Lama Abu-Odeh, Professor of Law, Georgetown University [canceled]

November 15, 2016
Community and Belief in the Age of the Caliphs
Chase Robinson, President and Distinguished Professor of History, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

January 31, 2017
Jihadism: Radicalizaton of Islam or Islamization of Radicalism?
Olivier Roy, Joint-Chair at the Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies and the Department of Political and Social Sciences, European University Institute

March 7-8, 2017
The Normalization of Saudi Law
Chibli Mallat, Saint Joseph's University in Beirut     

April 4, 2017
Islam, Secrecy, and Blasphemy in the Liberal Democratic State
Hussein Agrama, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chicago [canceled at last minute due to health issue]

April 18, 2017
A conversation with Katherine Zoepf, writer for the New Yorker Magazine and author of Excellent Daughters: Secret Lives of Women Who Are Transforming the Arab World