Conf/Prog - War and Peace in Islam, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Harvard University

Event Date:

October 08, 2016, 08:30 - October 08, 2016, 18:00

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North American Association of Islamic and Muslim Studies (NAAIMS) Presents

45th Annual Conference “War and Peace in Islam” 

Cosponsored By: Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program at Harvard University Cambridge, MA

 Saturday, October 8, 2016


8:30 – 9:00 a.m.  Registration  

9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Welcoming and Introductory Remarks

[TSAI Auditorium - CGIS South Building 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138]

Tarek Masoud, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (Program Chair)

Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR (NAAIMS President)

9:30 - 11:00 a.m.  Panel 1 [TSAI Auditorium -CGIS South Building]

Muslims as Religious Minorities: Canada, China and the US

Chair: Maria R. Volpe, John Jay of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Discussant: Kevin Caffrey, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Nazreen S. Bacchus (Queens College, City University of New York, NY): “Muslim New Yorkers: Everyday Life in an Era of Counterterrorism and Surveillance”

Uzma Jamil (McGill University, Montreal, Canada): “The Securitization of Muslims in the War on Terror”

Alexander B. Stewart (University of California San Diego, CA): “The Inward Jihad: Pious Salafism among China’s Hui Muslims”

11: 00 – 11:15 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m - 12:45 p.m. Panel 2 [TSAI Auditorium - CGIS South Building]

The Evolution of Religious Authority in Islam

Chair: Natana J. DeLong-Bas, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Discussant: Aisha Y. Musa, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Katrin A. Jomaa (University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI):“Umma (Wasa): A Constant Struggle for Justice”

Irene Kirchner (Eberhard-Karls University, Tuebingen, Germany): “Strategies for Pacifying Political Islam: Works of Syrian Author Jawdat Saʿīd (born 1931)”

Emad Mohamed (Suez University, Cairo, Egypt), and Bakinaz Abdalla

(McGill University, Montreal, Canada): “What Jihad Questions do Muslims Ask their Scholars?”

12:45 – 2:15 p.m. Luncheon Keynote Address

[CGIS South Building - Room S030 - Doris & Ted Lee Gathering Room]

Keynote Speaker: John Kelsay

[Research Professor, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL]

“War and Peace in the Law of Islam”

2:15– 2:30 p.m.  Dhur Prayers [CGIS South Building - Room S001]

2:30 – 4:00 p.m.   Panel 3 [TSAI Auditorium CGIS South Building]

Islam and Contention: Contemporary Approaches

Chair:Soha Bayoumi, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Discussant: Malik Mufti, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Hyun Jeong Ha (University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX): “Islamic Activism, Ethnic Violence, and the Racialization of Coptic Christians, 1970-2015”

Shaireen Rasheed (Long Island University, Brookville, NY):“Antigone, Irony, and the Nation State: The Case of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) and the Role of Militant Feminism in Pakistan”

Mohammad Hassan Khalil(Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI): “Jihad, Radicalism and the New Atheism”

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. Break

4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Panel 4 [TSAI Auditorium - CGIS South Building]

Islam and Contention: Historical Approaches

Chair: Maria M. Dakake, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Discussant: Melani Cammett, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Bradley Alan Patty (University of Georgia, Athens, GA): “Assessing the Effect of British Colonialism in Shaping Late 19th and Early 20th-Century Islamic and Catholic Revolutionary Efforts”

Firasat Jabeen (Clemson University, Clemson, SC): “Tracing the Roots of Terrorism in the Colonial Period of Pakistan”

Meryem Belkaïd (Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME): “Djebar and Bey - Two Algerian Women Writers and the Algerian Civil War: Sources of Revolt against Terrorism: Modernity versus Islam?”

5:45 – 6:00 p.m. Closing Remarks

Jon Mandaville, Portland State University, Portland, OR (NAAIMS President)

Conference announcement is available here 

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