Spring 2016 Events


May 2016

Identifying the Boundaries – Closed Workshop

May 9, 2016 @ 9:00 am - May 10, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

In recent years, shared sacred sites have gained increased attention as a focus of interdisciplinary study.  This interest has resulted in many productive and valuable studies, including our own Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites collected volume, but these works have largely remained couched in...

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April 2016

Ruth Braunstein – “Putting Faith in Action in the Tea Party and Faith-Based Community Organizing”

April 28, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Putting Faith in Action in the Tea Party and Faith-Based Community Organizing Ruth Braunstein, University of Connecticut Based on ethnographic fieldwork in a (conservative) Tea Party group and a (progressive) faith-based community organizing coalition, I demonstrate that despite all of their differ...

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Sex and Money: 2016 Columbia University Religion Department Graduate Student Conference

April 22, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The annual graduate student conference of the Columbia University Department of Religion. Keynote speaker: Marie Griffith More information is available at religion.columbia.edu.

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The Neoliberal University

April 20, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

With unprecedented levels of income inequality, a student debt crisis prompted by exorbitant tuition fees, and the increasing contracting of teaching labor to underpaid adjuncts, concerns over the corporatization of the university are reaching a fever pitch. Meanwhile, universities continue to appoi...

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Peter Gottschalk – “Sidestepping Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism: Resetting the Terms of Empirical Description”

April 20, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sidestepping Islam, Christianity, and Hinduism: Resetting the Terms of Empirical Description Wednesday, April 20 6:10-8:00pm Knox Hall, Room 101 Columbia University Please note the ROOM and TIME change. “Islam is a religion of peace.” “Islam teaches hate.” The current American and European p...

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(Re)writing Home: Shifting Sites of Belonging

April 16, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Muslim Protagonist Presents: (Re)writing Home: Shifting Sites of Belonging Saturday April 16th Davis Auditorium Doors: 9am The Muslim Protagonist is an annual literary symposium of Muslim and minority writers, artists, and thinkers at Columbia University, hosted by the Columbia Muslim Students A...

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March 2016

Keywords: Choice – from the Center for the Study of Social Difference

March 31, 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The Center for the Study of Social Difference and the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council are co-hosting a spring 2016 Keywords Roundtable Discussion on the keyword “choice.” The emphasis in the Keyword Conversations is, indeed, on conversation, so we ask each participant to prepare...

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Discussing with Michael Walzer: What Happened to National Liberation?

March 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discussing with Michael Walzer: What Happened to National Liberation? A roundtable discussion on topics raised in Michael Walzer’s latest book, The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions. Registration for this event is now full.  If you would like to be a...

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Book Release: Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity

March 4, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Book Release: Swaminarayan Hinduism: Tradition, Adaptation, and Identity Edited by: Yogi Trivedi and Raymond Brady Williams Published by: Oxford University Press Friday 4 March 2016 Refreshments 5:30 pm; Program 6:00 pm World Room, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia University (@ 116th Street and Broadway)...

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Religion: Dynamics, Processes, and Change

March 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Religion: Dynamics, Processes and Change, a one day conference at Columbia University will bring together IRCPL affiliated fellows to take up the theme of religion from various critical perspectives that engage with the following topics: democratic processes, states, ideologies, making of identities...

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February 2016

Democracy and Religious Pluralism

February 12, 2016 @ 8:00 am - February 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE: This event will now take place in Jerome Greene Hall, rooms 101 & 105, at 435 West 116th Street.  Directions to Jerome Greene Hall are available here. For accessibility information, please contact the Office of Disability Services at 212-854-2388 or disability@columbia....

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Book Launch for “Religion, Secularism, & Constitutional Democracy,” edited by Jean Cohen and Cécile Laborde

February 1, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenter: Jean Cohen, Nell and Herbert Singer Professor of Political Science and Contemporary Civilization Discussants: Courtney Bender, Professor and Chair, Department of Religion, Mamadou Diouf, Director, Institute of African Studies; Leitner Family Professor of African Studies, Jeremy Kessler, A...

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