Colloquium Fall 2009


Fall 2009 • Mondays, 12:00-1:20, Room 005, Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect Street
Lunch will be provided at 11:50

September 14 • Cecile Laborde, Department of Political Science, University College London
Political Liberalism and the Separation/Establishment Debate

September 21 • Noah Salomon, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University
The Salafi Critique of Islamism: Doctrine, Difference and the Problem of Islamic Political Action in Contemporary Sudan

September 28 • Khurram Hussain, Department of Religious Studies, Yale University
Islamization as Modernization in the Language of Reform: The Case of Late 19th-Century India

October 5 • Akeel Bilgrami, Department of Philosophy, Columbia University
Value, Enchantment, and Democracy

October 12 • Jytte Klausen, Department of Political Science, Brandeis University
Europe’s Uneasy Marriage of Secularism and Christianity since 1945 and the Challenge of Contemporary Religious Pluralism

October 19 • Xiaohong Xu, Department of Sociology, Yale University
The Religious Romance of Violence and Terror in Revolutionary England, France, and China

October 26 • Melani Cammett, Department of Political Science, Brown University
Sectarianism and Social Services: The Political Geography of Welfare in Lebanon

November 2 • Jean Elshtain, Divinity School, University of Chicago
Christ and Caesar: The Emergence of the Sovereign State

November 9 • Susan Bayly, Department of Anthropology, Cambridge University
Personifying the Spirits of Modernity: Perspectives from Vietnam

November 16 • Paul Kahn, Law School, Yale University
Political Theology Re-Imagined

November 30 • Angelika Schlanger, Department of Political Science, Yale University
The Religio-Cultural Integration of Muslims in Western European Societies

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