1. Jocelyne Cesari (colloque 2014 du CÉLAT)

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    Conférence plénière présentée dans le cadre du colloque 2014 du CÉLAT intitulé «Représentations et expériences du vivre-ensemble dans les sociétés contemporaines : un état des lieux». Avec Jocelyne Cesari, Islamic Studies, Harvard University, et École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris «Est-ce que l’accommodation du religieux dans l’espace public est une menace pour le vivre-ensemble ?» Séance tenue à l'Hôtel Château Laurier de Québec, le 5 novembre 2014.

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    • Ahmed El Shamsy - "Islamic Law in Social Context: The Case of Early Islamic Egypt"

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      The relationship between societies and their laws is complex. Legal doctrines do not develop in a vacuum: they emerge in particular historical circumstances and appeal to particular social constituencies for a range of different reasons. The fortunes of the doctrines’ adherents, in turn, have a decisive influence on the trajectory of legal discourse and scholarship. This lecture draws out these interconnections between the realms of law, society, and politics in the case of ninth-century Egypt in order to show that the history of law is not peripheral to or divorced from the “real history” of sociopolitical processes. Rather, legal discourses and debates went to the very heart of people’s perceptions of themselves and others, and were central to their understanding of what it meant to be Arab, or Muslim, or Egyptian. As a consequence, legal doctrines and developments not only reflected but profoundly shaped the evolution of Egyptian society and culture. Ahmed El Shamsy is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Thought at the University of Chicago. He studies the intellectual history of Islam, focusing on Islamic law and theology, cultures of orality and literacy, and classical Islamic education. He is particularly interested in the changing ways that religious authority has been constructed and interpreted in the Muslim tradition. His first book, The Canonization of Islamic Law: A Social and Intellectual History, traces the transformation of Islamic law from a primarily oral tradition to a systematic written discipline. He is now at work on his second book, a study of the reinvention of the Islamic scholarly tradition and its textual canon via the printing press in the early twentieth century. Recorded on Nov. 20, 2014

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      • Seyfi Kenan - "Education, Administrative Discipline, and the Rise of the Modern State in the Ottoman Empire"

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        Dr. Kenan's lecture is based on his current research that investigates the formation of the modern state during the late Ottoman period with a focus on such institutional traits as rationalism, public service, inspection and control in the field of education. Seyfi Kenan received his PhD from Columbia university in 2003 and is currently an associate professor at Marmara University, Istanbul. He formerly worked at the Center for Islamic Studies in Istanbul and taught at Renmin University of China. He specializes in the history of education in the Ottoman Empire and Turkish modernization. He edited The Ottomans and Europe: Travel, Encounter and Interaction, (İstanbul: İSAM Yayınları, 2010) and extensively published in the field including articles in the Encyclopedia of Islam. He is also the vice editor of the Journal of Ottoman Studies. Recorded on Nov. 12, 2014

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        • Paul Lubeck - "Explaining the Boko Haram Insurgency"

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          Paul Lubeck from Johns Hopkins University-School of Advanced International Studies discusses the structural and discursive forces driving Boko Haram in Nigeria, and how the convergence of these factors has shaped the country's current political landscape. Paul M. Lubeck is Associate Director of the African Studies Program and Senior Research Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Co-Director of the Center for Global, International, and Regional Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Founding Executive Director of the Everett Program for Global Information and Social Entrepreneurship (www.everettprogram.org). His understanding of African societies emerged first from organizing rural cooperatives in Hausa-speaking villages of the Niger Republic. Lubeck’s current research combines a nuanced explanation for the rise of Islamist movements in West Africa with a pragmatic promotion of employment-generating industries in northern Nigeria. For the past 30 years, he has analyzed the impact of globalization on Muslim movements in Nigeria while affiliated with Bayero University, Ahmadu Bello University, the University of Ibadan, the Centre for Democracy and Development (Abuja) and the Centre for Information Technology and Development (Kano). Professor Lubeck’s first book, Islam and Urban Labor in Northern Nigeria,was awarded the Herskovits Prize in 1987. Recorded on Oct. 30, 2014

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          • Abdulaziz Sachedina - "The Future of Pluralism in Iraq"

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            Prof. Sachedina reflects on his recent visit to Iraq and his conversations with religious leaders in the country to shed light on the sectarian divisions within Iraqi politics. Professor Abdulaziz Sachedina is the Chair in Islamic Studies at George Mason University, endowed by the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT). His distinguished career spans more than two decades of research in the fields of Islamic law, ethics, and theology. In the past 10 years, his research has concentrated on social and political ethics, including interfaith and intrafaith relations, Islamic biomedical ethics, and human rights in Islam. He is routinely cited as being one of the most influential Muslim thinkers alive today, and is the author of, among many other titles, Islam and the Challenge of Human Rights, and The Islamic Roots of Democratic Pluralism. Recorded on Sept. 25, 2014

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            • Shabana Mir - "Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity"

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              Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny—scrutiny from the Muslim community as well as from the dominant non-Muslim community. Muslim American Women on Campus illuminates the processes by which a group of ethnically diverse American college women, all identifying as Muslim and all raised in the United States, construct their identities during one of the most formative times in their lives. Mir, an anthropologist of education, focuses on key leisure practices--drinking, dating, and fashion--to probe how Muslim American students adapt to campus life and build social networks that are seamlessly American, Muslim, and youthful. In this lively and highly accessible book, we hear the women's own often poignant voices as they articulate how they find spaces within campus culture as well as their Muslim student communities to grow and assert themselves as individuals, women, and Americans. Mir concludes, however, that institutions of higher learning continue to have much to learn about fostering religious diversity on campus. Shabana Mir is the author of Muslim American Women on Campus: Undergraduate Social Life and Identity, published by the University of North Carolina Press. The book has received the Outstanding Book Award for 2014 from the National Association for Ethnic Studies. Shabana has lived, studied, and taught in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Pakistan. She has taught Anthropology, Education, Research Methods, and Literature at Millikin University, Oklahoma State University, Indiana University, Eastern Illinois University, and the International Islamic University (Pakistan). She has a PhD in Education Policy Studies from Indiana University, an MPhil from Cambridge University, and an MA from Punjab University (Pakistan). She received the Outstanding Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation from the American Anthropological Association’s Council on Anthropology and Education. She conducted ethnographic fieldwork at Georgetown and George Washington Universities, as Visiting Researcher at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. She is also involved in the development of Pakistani higher education, via faculty development, research methods training, research mentoring, and lectures on provocative issues related to religion and the state. Recorded on Dec. 3, 2014

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              • Juan Cole - "Sectarianism or Class Conflict? The ISIL Crisis"

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                Media depictions of the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and its capture of northern and western Iraq have misinterpreted what happened. Mosul, Tikrit and other largely Sunni Arab areas were not conquered by a few thousand fighters-- rather there were a series of regional urban revolts in coalition with ISIL against the Shiite-dominated Iraqi Army and state. But were the discontents really religious? Or was this urban revolt largely economic and political in character, a marriage of convenience with ISIL rather than an ideological turning point? Juan Cole is Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan. He is author of "The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East", "Engaging the Muslim World", and "Napoleon's Egypt". He has been a regular guest on PBS’s News Hour and has also appeared on ABC Nightly News, Nightline, the TODAY show, Charlie Rose, Anderson Cooper 360, Rachel Maddow, the Colbert Report, Democracy Now!, Aljazeera America and many others. He has commented extensively on al-Qaeda and the Taliban, Iraq, the politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan, Syria, and Iranian domestic struggles and foreign affairs. Recorded on Oct. 6, 2014

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                • Piya Ghar Aya

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                  Celebrating it's 60th anniversary The Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University invited Farid Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwal Ensemble of Pakistan to recite Sufi poetry. The event was arranged in collaboration with the Kabir Centre of Arts and Culture and with the generous support of the Government of Qatar.

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                  • Qawwali @ Institute of Islamic Studies - Allah Hu Allah

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                    Celebrating it's 60th anniversary The Institute of Islamic Studies at McGill University invited Farid Ayaz & Abu Muhammad Qawwal Ensemble of Pakistan to recite Sufi poetry. The event was arranged in collaboration with the Kabir Centre of Arts and Culture and with the generous support of the Government of Qatar.

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                    • MSc in Persian Civilisation

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                      Programme Director, Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz, is talking about the recently launched MSc in Persian Civilisation at the University of Edinburgh, with a focus on what prospective applicants could expect to gain from the degree.

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