Events and Seminars


*All events are in Room 5307, on Wednesdays, 12:30-2pm, unless otherwise noted*

February 7
Mucahit Bilici (Sociology, John Jay College)
“Muslim Civility and American Violence”

February 14
Jack Snyder (Political Science, Columbia University)
“Religious Social Movements: A Neglected Tool for Empowering Human Rights”

February 21
Robban Toleno  (Sheng Yen Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese Buddhism, Department of Religion & Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University)
“Vegetarian Foods, Social Class, and Buddhism in Song China”

February 28
Robert Chazan (History, NYU)
“Medieval Ecclesiastical Reform and Its Reverberations.”

March 7
Sumru Atuk 
(Political Science, Graduate Center, CUNY)
“It is in Your Fıtrat to Die: Divine Creation, Gender Norms, and Femicide in Turkey”

March 14
Peter Berger Conference (all day event, Skylight room)

March 21
Anna Akasoy (Islamic Intellectual History, Hunter College and Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Citizenship, Ethnicity, and Religion: Muslim immigrants in German cinematic arts”

April 18
Anru Lee 
(Anthropology, John Jay College) 
Ghosts, Feminists and Urban Politics in Postindustrial Taiwan”

April 25
Rivka Neriya-Benshahar
(Sapir Academic College, Communications)
“Old Order Amish and Ultraorthodox Jewish Women’s Responses to the Internet”

May 2
Yuri Contreras-Vejar (Visiting Scholar, Graduate Center CUNY)
“A Fragment of Bliss: Augustinian Beatitudo and the Ideal of Atonement”

May 9
Ruth Braunstein (Sociology, University of Connecticut) 
“The Moral Meaning of Taxes: Taxpayers, Tax Resisters, and the Construction of Good Citizenship”

May 16
March 28
Samuel Heilman (Sociology, Graduate Center, CUNY)
“Exerting Social Control in Hasidic Life”