“Islam and Democracy in Indonesia” Now Available through IRCPL’s Arabic Translation Project


The Arabic translation of Democracy & Islam in Indonesia, by Mirjam Kunkler and Alfred Stepan, will be available beginning in November 2015.  This is the fourth and latest translation to be published through the IRCPL’s Arabic Translation Project. Through this project, the IRCPL, with publishing partner All Prints Publishers in Beirut, is publishing a series of important English-language books […]

Karen Barkey and Christophe Jaffrelot, of IRCPl and CERI, Awarded Grant from Alliance for “Negotiating Pluralism in Shared Religious Sites”

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Karen Barkey, of the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University, and Christophe Jaffrelot, of the Centre de Recherches Internationales (CERI) at Sciences Po, have been awarded a grant within the Alliance Joint Projects in support of their project “Negotiating Pluralism in Shared Religious Sites: A Comparative Study of Coexistence in the […]

Karen Barkey, Souleymane Bachir Diagne in Huffington Post France


IRCPL Director Karen Barkey and Chair of the Department of French and Romance Philology Souleymane Bachir Diagne have both recently published articles in Le Huffington Post, in conjunction with Villa Gillet’s Mode d’Emploi – A Festival of Ideas, an annual gathering hosted by Villa Gillet featuring two weeks of meetings, lectures, performances, and conversations which question the world of today. […]

New from the IRCPL & CUP: “The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century”


The latest book in the Religion, Culture, and Public Life series published by the Columbia University Press and edited by IRCPL Director Karen Barkey, is The Making of Salafism: Islamic Reform in the Twentieth Century, written by Henri Lauzière.  The Making of Salafism will be available in November, 2015. Some Islamic scholars hold that Salafism is an innovative and […]