MCSI Lecture – Asad Ahmed: “Politics, Theology, and the Fate of Islamic Rationalist Disciplines”

fall-2016-asad-ahmedNovember 29
Asad Ahmed, University of California, Berkeley
“Politics, Theology, and the Fate of Islamic Rationalist Disciplines”

Asad Q. Ahmed is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He specializes in early Islamic social history and Islamic intellectual history.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Rosie Bsheer: “Crude Imaginations: Capitalism, Space, and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia”

fall-2016-rose-bsheerRosie Bsheer, Yale University; Associate Producer of the 2007 Oscar-nominated film on Iraq, “My Country, My Country”

Rosie Bsheer is an assistant professor of modern Middle East history at Yale University. Her teaching and research interests center on Arab intellectual and social movements, petro-capitalism and state formation, and the production of historical knowledge and commemorative spaces.
This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”
Page last updated on November 11, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Abbas Kadhim: “Zero-Sum Reconciliation: The Futile Efforts of Forging a Common Future in Iraq”

fall-2016-abbas-kadhimAbbas Kadhim, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute; President of the Institute of Shia Studies 

Dr. Abbas Kadhim is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and the President of the Institute of Shia Studies in Washington, D.C. His research interests focus on Iraq, Iran, Persian Gulf, and Islam.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Marc Lynch: “The New Arab Wars”

fall-2016-marc-lynchMarc Lynch, George Washington University

Marc Lynch is Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He is the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a contributing editor for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage political science page. His most recent book, The New Arab Wars: Uprising and Anarchy in the Middle East, was published this year by PublicAffairs.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Kamal Aljafari, Palestinian Filmmaker and Director: “Recollection”

fall-2016-kamal-aljafari “Recollection”

Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari’s filmography includes Recollection (2015), Port of Memory (2009) and The Roof (2006). He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009/2010 was the Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center. In 2010, he taught film at The New School in New York City, and from 2011 to 2013 he was a senior lecturer and head of the directing program for the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB), Berlin. He is the recipient of numerous film prizes and art grants. In 2013, Aljafari received the art medal of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

MCSI Video Conference – Ouided Bouchamaoui: “How to Save the Country from Collapse: Reflections on the Tunisian Journey”

fall-2016-ouided-bouchamaouiOuided Bouchamaoui, 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate; President of UTICA, the Tunisian Federation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts 

Video Conference via Skype

Ouided Bouchamaoui is a Tunisian businesswoman who has been leader of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) since 2011. As the leader of UTICA, she took part in the 2013 Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet.

Coffee and pastries will be served in the atrium prior to the event.

This talk is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

MCSI Video Conference – A Dialogue with Habib University Students

Habib University“Fundamentalism: The Old and the New”

During this live video conference, students from Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan, will hold a dialogue with their counterparts at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges community about “Fundamentalism: The Old and the New.” This is an opportunity for students in Claremont and Karachi to discuss issues together in real time.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Pakistani food will be served in the atrium beginning at 6:15 p.m. The video conference begins at 7 p.m.

Page last updated on September 23, 2016