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Socioeconomic Inequality across Religious Groups in the Middle East

April 2, 2018

 This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThis talk expounds a book project to study various questions related to the long-standing socioeconomic inequality...

Arab Barometer Wave IV

March 26, 2018

This event is co-sponsored with The Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies. ABSTRACTThe Arab Barometer is the first and largest project of its kind that gives voice to the opinions and concerns of...

The Politics of Identity

February 13, 2018

Abstract: This talk will explore the historical roots of the modern concept of identity, and how it plays out in contemporary nationalism, Islamism, populism, and liberal multiculturalism.  It will...

Abbasi Program's 2017 Annual Conference: "Understanding Turkey: Vision, Revision, and the Future," April 28-29 (Day 2)

March 24, 2017

Bringing together more than 25 scholars from Europe, Turkey, and the United States, the conference will explore the contemporary Turkey through the conceptual lenses of space, narrative, and affect...

Abbasi Program's 2017 Annual Conference: "Understanding Turkey: Vision, Revision, and the Future," April 28-29 (Day 1)

March 21, 2017

Bringing together more than 25 scholars from Europe, Turkey, and the United States, the conference will explore the contemporary Turkey through the conceptual lenses of space, narrative, and affect...

A Holy War Made in America: The US and the 1914 Germano-Ottoman Call for Global Jihad

March 20, 2017

 ABSTRACTIn this talk, Karine Walther discusses her new book Sacred Interests: The United States and the Islamic World, 1821-1921. Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as...

Joan Wallach Scott: Theorizing the Relationship between Gender and Politics

October 24, 2016

Lecture by Joan Wallach Scott, Harold F.

Book Launch: "Why Muslim Integration Fails in Christian-Heritage Societies"

February 11, 2016

-This event is now full and we are no longer able to accept RSVPs- Please join us as we celebrate the publication of David Laitin and co-authors Claire Adida (UC San Diego) and Marie-Anne Valfort's...

The Containment of Politics in Egypt

January 12, 2016

AbstractWith the nearing of the fifth anniversary of the January 25 Revolution, this panel examines the nature of politics under the rule of the current military sponsored regime in Egypt.

Taking the Stand - project presentation and Q&A with survivors of the Holocaust

October 14, 2015

As part of a major speaking tour across the United States, author and award-winning filmmaker Bernhard Rammerstorfer will present his latest book and DVD project called “Taking the Stand: We have...

Heidegger in China: Possibilities for an East-West Dialogue

June 19, 2015

Over the last years, a paradigm shift in Heidegger research has been gaining momentum in the United States.

Pious Neoliberalism and Islamic Charity in Egypt

April 27, 2015

Abstract:Islamic charities occupied a critical space in Mubarak-era Egypt.

NCTA MS: Religions in China and Japan

April 24, 2015

In an effort to infuse Asian studies in the social studies and literature curricula, the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE), in cooperation with the National...

The End(s) of Compassion? Buddhist Charity and the State in Taiwan

April 17, 2015

ABSTRACTThe Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi (Ciji) Foundation from Taiwan is perhaps one of the largest Buddhist charities in the Chinese world today.

Between Subversion and Containment: Flavius Josephus, the Jews, and 1492

April 15, 2015

To RSVP, please send email to luisrr@stanford.edu.  You may request a copy of the workshop paper at the same time.On March 27, 1492, a few days before the Edict that expelled the Jews from Spain,...

French Communism and the Memory of Deportation

February 3, 2015

Co-sponsored by the Department of History and The Europe Center.

How Conquest Transformed Northern Europe

November 12, 2014

/*-->*/ This lecture is the first in a new series co-sponsored by The Europe Center and the Stanford Archaeology Center on how modern Europe has been shaped by the concepts, materials and ideology...

The Great War and Religion in Comparative Perspective: Why the Christian culture of war prevailed over religiously-motivated pacifism in 1914

October 21, 2014

Gerhard Besier is a theologian, historian and psychologist. He held Chairs in Contemporary (Church) History and European Studies  at the Universities of Berlin, Heidelberg and Dresden.

Hitler - Beneš - Tito: Conflict, War and Genocide in East Central and South East Europe

September 23, 2014

*Please note the date has changed from September 23 to September 22*A talk by Arnold Suppan, author of Hitler - Beneš - Tito: Conflict, War and Genocide in East Central and South East Europe.

The 3rd Annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers

July 28, 2014

The third annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers takes place this summer, from July 28 to 30, at Stanford.

The Long-Term Impact of Imperialism on Gender

May 22, 2014

Abstract: Gender equality is considered important for development and good governance, yet the causes of cross-national variation in gender equality are still not well understood.

Do National Human Rights Institutions Work?

November 14, 2013

Abstract:  Do human rights institutions work?

Ties That Bind: Cultural Identity, Class, and Law in Vietnam's Labor Resistance

November 6, 2013

Vietnamese news accounts of labor-management conflicts, including strikes, and even reports of owners fleeing their factories raise potent questions about labor activism in light of this self...

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Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Robert Harrison Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, French and Italian
Kaileen Pritchard Kaileen Pritchard CISAC Honors Student
Olivier Roy ARD Affiliated Scholar