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April 2017
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Religion II – Dynamics, Processes, and Change

April 21 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University will host a one-day conference entitled Religion II: Dynamics, Processes, and Change on Friday, April 21, 2017. IRCPL will bring together visiting scholars and fellows to take up the theme of religion from various critical perspectives that engage: democratic processes, states, ideologies, identity-making, gender, social class, kinship, space, symbols and meaning construction in diverse places such as Canada, China, India, Iran, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, and the U.S. The…

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Spirit & Sound Series: (Un)Covering Religion in India – Rare Spring Ragas on Sitar

April 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring a Hindustani Classical Sitar Concert by: Pandit Kushal Das, Sitar Pandit Ramdas Palsule, Tabla And a conversation with students from Columbia Journalism School’s Covering Religion Seminar Join us! Pulitzer Hall, Brown Institute for Media Innovation (2950 Broadway) Register here: http://bit.ly/2nVXoIl Spring is here, and what better way to celebrate than with raga music? The evening features a sitar recital by Pandit Kushal Das and Pandit Ramdas Palsule, leading exponents of the sitar and the tabla in the world, performing rarely…

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Religion and Public Life Series: Hussein Rashid – Religion and the Digital Turn

April 13 @ 4:10 pm - 6:00 pm

The Religion and Public Life lecture series presents public conversations that expand on current theories and spur debate about religion and secularism, considering the range of secularisms and institutionalizations of religion in Europe, the US, and other parts of the world. Lectures in the series examine specific approaches to how something called “religion” is manifest in public life, and cover timely topics including law, museums and cultural institutions, education and health provisions, politics/diplomacy, prisons, and protest and social movements. Religion and…

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Intimacies: Days I & II

April 13 @ 9:00 am - April 14 @ 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Location for Day 1 has changed to the Presidential Room at Columbia Faculty House Intimacies I: Sexualities in Contemporary Muslim Societies (April 13th, Presidential Room at Columbia Faculty House) Breakfast // 9:00am – 9:30am Opening Remarks // 9:30am – 9:45am Panel 1: Muslim Sexualities: Exploring Definitions and Concepts // 9:45am – 11:45am with Homa Hoodfar, Gul Ozyegin, Sofian Merabet, Scott Kugle, and Moderator: K. Soraya Batmanghelichi Keynote Speaker: Mona Eltahawy // 11:50am – 12:45pm Lunch // 1:00pm – 2:00pm Panel…

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Todd Weir – A Pre-History of Post-Truth: Evangelical and Liberal Understandings of Worldview in the Cold-War Era

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The starting point of much contemporary thinking about religion and politics is that we are confronted with irreducible disagreements between different ethical and religious worldviews. Some scholars have argued that the first step to reconciliation between worldviews might be to abandon absolute claims to truth. This conclusion would appear to be the labor of secular observers of contemporary culture wars, who might feel with this insight to have achieved a location above fray. Yet, as I will argue, this conclusion is…

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Imaginal Worlds: Religion and Speculative Fan Fiction

April 7 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm

Religion Department Graduate Student Conference Imaginal Worlds: Religion in Speculative and Fan Fiction ​Keynote speakers: N.K. Jemisin, 2016 Hugo Award Winner Annette Yoshiko Reed, University of Pennsylvania Contemporary popular culture is riddled with religious allusions and ideations. In science fiction and fantasy literature, comic books and graphic novels, fanfiction and cosplay adaptations, familiar storylines are recursively created through conceptions of the divine and demonic, the miraculous and marvelous, the saintly and heretical. This confluence of evolving imagery and ideas raises questions…

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Surveillance and the Mosque

April 7 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Last year’s turbulent presidential campaign revealed implicit biases about the status and security of Muslims in America and elsewhere. A rhetoric that was invariably framed using terms like “surveillance,” “suspicion,” “Islamic terror,” and “jihadist” permeated media and public discourse, culminating in widespread calls for increased surveillance of Muslim communities at home and abroad. These calls build upon discourses as well as policies and practices implemented by government officials and institutions that have policed and surveilled Muslims communities since 9/11. A…

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