Elsewhere at Harvard

2020 Mar 10

(Lunch Talk) Disinformation, Defamation, and Islamic Values

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 102

Zahra Takhshid, Reginald F. Lewis Fellow, Harvard Law School

This talk is based on an article that aims to contribute to the legal scholarship on online disinformation and defamation by focusing on false and defamatory speech in Islam. With over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world, eighty percent of which live in Muslim majority countries, there is little scholarship in English on speech etiquette and the sanctity of the individual’s reputation in Islam. The Islamic teachings in this area are not just theological commands. As this article...

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2020 Mar 04

(Lunch Talk) Intimacy Under Surveillance: Moral Policing & The State In Contemporary Malaysia

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 102

Speaker:Nurul Huda Mohd Razif, Evans Fellow, University of Cambridge; Visiting Fellow, Program on Law and Society in the Muslim World, Harvard Law School

In Muslim-majority Malaysia today, marriage is recognized as the only acceptable means of securing access to lawful sexual intimacy. This is reinforced by Islamic, Malay cultural (adat), as well as legal restrictions on pre-/extra-marital sexual intimacy, which is criminalized under the Malaysian Syariah law’s Criminal Offences Act. This talk discusses the role of the state-led Vice Prevention Unit (Unit Pencegah...

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2020 Mar 11

[CANCELLED] Borders in Modern Asia Seminar Series: Panel Discussion: Archives of the Indian Ocean

4:15pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Belfer Case Study Room, CGIS South

Please note that this event has been cancelled!

 

 

Presenters:

Sana Aiyar, Associate Professor of History, MIT

From Fragments to Biographies: Archival Shadows and the Recovery of Burma’s South Asian History

 

Kalyani Ramnath, Prize Fellow, CHE...

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2020 Feb 26

Wonderfull Edirne: A Marvelous Ottoman Town

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: 

S030 (Lee Gathering Room), CGIS South

Speaker: Amy Singer, Hassenfeld Chair in Islamic Studies and Professor of History, Brandeis University

Abstract: Hekim Beşir Çelebi was apparently a fifteenth-century physician (hekim), invited to leave the court of the Karamanid ruler in south-central Anatolia in order to join the Ottoman sultan, Mehmed II (1451-81) in Edirne, in eastern Thrace. Edirne remained the most important Ottoman city in southern Europe until the end of the Ottoman era and beyond. The text – Tarih-i Edirne. Hikayet-i Beşir Çelebi (...

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2020 Feb 26

Book Talk: “The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, And The Challenge Of Solidarity”

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

TSAI Auditorium, CGIS South

Speaker: Darryl Li, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Social Sciences in the College, and Lecturer in Law, University of Chicago

Li is the author of The Universal Enemy: Jihad, Empire, and the Challenge of Solidarity (Stanford University Press, December 2019), which develops an ethnographic approach to the comparative study of universalism using the example of transnational “jihadists” — specifically, Arabs and other foreigners who fought in the 1992-1995 war in Bosnia...

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2020 Feb 26

Lunch Talk: Tribal Law as Islamic Law: The Berber Example

12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Austin Hall, Room 102

Speaker: Lawrence Rosen, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Anthropology Emeritus, Princeton University

Tribes are characterized less by their structural forms and purported evolutionary history than by their cultural orientations and shape-shifting capability. In many parts of MENA and Asia these qualities have also contributed to tribes’ amalgamation of Islamic law. Using as the main example the Berbers of Morocco, Professor Rosen will look at the...

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2020 Mar 03

Out of Bounds: A Transatlantic Conversation about Racism and Sports

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall, Harvard Law School, 1515 Massachusetts Ave

"Out of Bounds: A Transatlantic Conversation about Racism and Sports"

LILIAN THURAM
French World Cup-winning defender; Founder, Fondation Lilian Thuram

ALLISON FEASTER
Retired WNBA player; Boston Celtics Director of Player Development

Facilitated by THERESA MOORE
President and Founder, T-Time Productions

Free and open to the public • RSVPs requested here

The address for Austin...

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2020 Feb 28

AAAS 50th Anniversary Symposium

(All day)

Harvard University welcomes all supporters of African American Studies to attend a two-day symposium to celebrate 50 years of African and African American studies at Harvard.

Both days of the symposium are free and open to the public. Registration is not required, however, seating for Saturday’s events is limited and general admission, so arriving early is recommended. The entire symposium will be broadcast via live stream on the department’s YouTube page
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2020 Feb 24

Modernism and Political Modernity: Tunisian Art in the Time of Bourguiba (1957-1979)

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents:

Modernism and Political Modernity: Tunisian Art in the Time of Bourguiba (1957-1979)

Speaker: Ridha Moumni, Tunisia Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Ridha Moumni obtained his Ph.D in Art History and Archaeology from the Sorbonne, in Paris. His research explores Tunisian classical, modern and contemporary art from a global and transnational perspective, with a specific interest in collecting practices and intellectual...

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2020 Feb 27

Border Inhumanities: A Conversation on the U.S. Southern Border

6:00pm

Location: 

Room 210, Emerson Hall

According to the 2018 World Migration Report, there will be 405 million international migrants by 2050. Amid climate change, geopolitical instabilities, and authoritarian nationalism, borders have become crucial sites of both proliferating cruelty and outpourings of solidarity. Many of us are asking: How did we get here? And what can we do? This series brings together scholars and activists from multiple fields who can help us confront these questions with humanistic sensibility and depth of knowledge.

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